In Celebration of

M. M. Yvonne Chapman

June 12, 1926 -  October 28, 2018

CHAPMAN, M. M. Yvonne
(née Cournoyer),

Born June 12, 1926 in Témiscaming, PQ; died at Ottawa at 92 years of age on October 28, 2018; predeceased by her husband, Group Captain C. G. William Chapman, DSO; survived by children L. G. William Chapman (Denis J. Arial) and Linda C. M. Chapman (Edward M. Hladkowicz); grandchildren Jennifer C. Hladkowicz (Charlotte E. Smith) and Julia Y. C. Hladkowicz (Matthew O’Brien); sister Lucille Baldwin (California); and beloved friends Susan Mackinnon and Jennifer Mackinnon; predeceased by parents Auguste and Anna Cournoyer (Mattawa, Ontario) and brother Lawrence Cournoyer (Michigan). Married at the tender age of 20 years she devoted her life to being the consummate wife, mother and grandmother. She was a highly respected cook and social entertainer in addition to being an avid bridge player and knitter. Her residency abroad included Surrey, England, Washington DC, USA and Stockholm, Sweden. Special thanks to the staff at Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice, Kanata, Ontario for their palliative care and support. A private family memorial to be held at the National Military Cemetery, Beechwood Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa.


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Kim B 

Entered October 29, 2018 from Ottawa

Linda, Jen, Julia and family,
Our hearts go out to all of you. While these times are never easy, may you hopefully find some comfort knowing that Grammie is at peace. She has been reunited with Granddad and they are watching over all of you (so be good!!). We love you all!
Kim, Mike, Nolan, and Colton

Marvel Sampson and Morgan Jooste (Friend)

Entered October 29, 2018 from Ottawa

Linda, Ed, Jennifer, Charlotte, Julia and Matt our deepest sympathies on the loss of your Mom and Grammy. You are all in our thoughts at this difficult time. Love Marvel, Morgan, Emily and Kayleigh.

Diana Thorneycroft (daughter of Joan (one of Yvonne's fellow conspirators))

Entered October 30, 2018 from Winnipeg

Yvonne took Mom under her wing when both families were stationed in Penhold, Alberta, where their friendship was cemented. What I remember the most is her humour, which was always laced with the most elegantly spoken swear words EVER. As an impressionable teenager, she was my hero!

To think that Mom and Yvonne are together now.... God, fasten your seat belt!

Jane Roberts-Long and Jim Long (Friend of the family)

Entered October 30, 2018 from Stittsville, Ontario

Lindy, Ed, Bill and family
It is with fond memories of your dear Mother and Grammy that I send our deepest sympathies at her passing.

Pierre Pontbriand (Friend of Bill and Denis)

Entered October 31, 2018 from Heretaunga, New Zealand

Yvonne Cournoyer, quel beau nom. Very sorry to hear your mother passed away. After such a long and happy life her passing away will leave a void that only time will heal. The beautiful memories of the good times you had will keep her close.
Hugs, Pierre


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