CHAPMAN, John Richard

Born on November 29, 1935. Passed away November 30, 2019.

Aged 84 and 1 day

Passed away peacefully at home with wife Liz by his side and surrounded by loving family. Beloved husband of Liz, father of Mark, Della, David (dec.), Sue and their partners, together with 12 grandchildren, and 1 Great grandchild.

Rest in peace our beautiful husband, father, Pa and Great Pa.

John Boy, I am going to miss you so very much, but will always love you and talk to you, and I know that you will always watch over me. We were blessed with a wonderful marriage of 59 years with many happy memories, we were inseparable and shared everything together. Rest peacefully my darling, you will be safe in the Lord’s everlasting arms.

Our rock and stalwart of the family, such a lovely soul with a kind heart, and was our inspiration for who we are and the values that we hold dear.

Funeral Notice
St. Peter's Anglican Church Bruce Street, LeongathaView Map
A Memorial Service to Celebrate the Life of Mr. John Richard Chapman will be held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Leongatha on MONDAY December 9, 2019 commencing at 2.0opm. A Private Burial will precede the above Service. In lieu of flowers, donations to G.S.H.S. District Nursing Service would be appreciated.  Envelopes will be available at the Service.
  1. We are proud & honoured to have been close friends with John, a humble caring man. Thanks for the fun times our families enjoyed together & the good whisky sips on late afternoons.
    Our love & condolences to Liz, Mark, Della, Sue & their extended families.
    Macqueen family

    Gweneth Macqueen December 4, 2019
  2. John Richard Chapman,
    You are a man of integrity, love and family values.
    My children and I are blessed to of had you in our lifes.
    Your lifes values should be placed on a plaque and distributed to others who need to be reminded.
    We only get once chance in this world, and you have thoroughly had an amazing journey.
    Especially our outback journey to Flinders Rangers. We got to experience a little excitment with floods and getting stuck in a river, amd a mini torrendo just to name a few.
    I treasure every second, every minute, every hour and day I’ve been lucky to of had with you John, especially through your unwell time. We manage to still put a smile on your face even when the end was near.
    John you and Liz are my inspiration to a wonderful marriage and life.
    I will continue to support your gorgeous wife Liz as I promised, and give her many hugs and kisses. Plus many more beautiful memories, not sure if she’d come back to flinders or not

    Love you forever and I look forward to when my journey ends, you better have a wine ready and waiting.
    Cheers John may you rest in peace.
    Love always Leanne xxx

    Leanne Hanna December 4, 2019
  3. Rest in Peace Big Brother. Life’s work well done.
    Lots of Love from your little sister Gillian, husband Ron, Rosie and Andy, your godson Chris and Jenny xo

    Gillian Taylor December 4, 2019
  4. Pa you were an incredible man and family man, I am so grateful for the memories and the smiles you always put on everyone’s faces! You loved to remind me of the one time I stood on your toe and bruised it for a long time and I don’t think I’ll ever forget that moment every time I put on my heels.
    Always in our hearts, Bianca xxx

    Bianca Deany December 4, 2019
  5. John you were such a great person, everyone respected you for your humble ways. You will be missed so much by your family and friends over there in Australia, and also by those you left behind in the UK. Liz our hearts will be with you forever and we pray for your future too . We know you have a wonderful, caring family and so many friends to help you when you are in need.
    With our and may God watch over you especially just now.
    With our deepest love for ever. Joy and all the family

    Joy Weedon December 5, 2019