Donald Webster Chappell entered into a well-deserved rest on July 17, 2020 at the age of 95.
He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 56 years, Evelyn; daughter, Cindy (Alex) Plant; son, David (Rebecca); grandchildren, Brian Plant (Amberlee), Nicholas (Sienna) Chappell and Jamie Plant.
He was predeceased by his parents, Sadie and Fred Chappell; his sister, Jean and her husband, Jim Nightingale; Hazel and her husband, Ivan Latta and Isla and her husbands, Stuart Logan and Douglas Legg; as well as numerous other family members, comrades and friends.
Don was the fourth child born to Sadie and Fred Chappell in Amherst, Nova Scotia. During the Second World War, as a member of the 8th New Brunswick Hussars and the 17th Duke of York’s he served in France, Germany, and participated in the liberation of the Netherlands. He met Evelyn at a dance one night and they married on June 27, 1964. A carpenter by trade, he worked in several areas of Ontario and Manitoba before heading west to settle in Sechelt, BC where he worked for Howe Sound Pulp and Paper. Don was a tireless volunteer and proud member of the Sechelt Lions Club and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 140. Upon retirement Don and Evelyn desired a change of scenery and moved to Marysville, BC to enjoy new adventures in the East Kootneys. Upon moving to Wetaskiwin in 2012 they enjoyed the comfort and community of their new home at Windsor Park Condominiums.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Baker Funeral Chapel and Wetaskiwin Hospital and Care Center, (Emerg and Unit 35), as well as the Wetaskiwin Medavie Ambulance, for their gentle and compassionate care.
A private service is going to be held at Baker Funeral Chapel on Friday July 24, 2020.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Royal Canadian Legion Greater Edmonton Poppy Fund (14339 50 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5A 5J4).
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