Chapman, Jane

June 18 th 1947 – Jan 24 th 2020
It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Jane Mitchell Pretswell
Chapman, our loving and devoted mother and friend to all whose lives she touched. On
Jan 24, 2020 she died peacefully in her sleep at Brantford General Hospital at the age
of 72. Born June 18, 1947, in Alexandria Scotland, UK, she is predeceased by her
parents, Joseph Haining and Roberta Haining of Alexandria in Scotland, UK and her
daughter Angela Chapman who was tragically taken from her at a young age due to
an unfortunate accident in 1979.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years George Chapman, her four children,
Alan, David, Steven, Ryan and grandchildren, Laura, Christian, Danny, Caine,
Brandon, Elyssia, Kayla, Kennedy, Olivia and Delilah.

Mom had the courage to immigrate from Scotland and come to Canada with our
Father. They settled in Brantford, ON where she gave birth to five children.

Jane was a clockmaker back in her homeland. She loved music, singing and
dancing. She enjoyed reading, plants, science fiction shows and studying different
religions. She taught us the fundamentals of life and how to be good men. Our “Wee
Mummy” loved us all equally and always knew when something was wrong.
Throughout our life’s trials she was a force that held our family together.

Mom, we are heartbroken to lose you but we know you are released from pain and at
peace. Rest assured you will never be forgotten and your legacy will live on through us.
You will always be in our memories and in our hearts.

“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when
adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens
around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavour by her kind precepts and counsels to
dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.”

A small and informal celebration of her life will be held at a future date. In Lieu of
Flowers, please make an optional donation in her honour to the Sick Kids Hospital.

12 replies
  1. Glen Gamble
    Glen Gamble says:

    Mrs. Chapman (I cant call her anything else) was a wonderful lady who was like a second mother to me at times, during my younger years. Her son Alan and dearly-departed daughter Angela were two of my closest childhood friends. And our two families became close, bonding over friendship and shared common Scottish heritage. Visits to the Chapman household were filled with music, love and welcoming smiles. My sincerest condolences to the entire Chapman family and those that loved her.

  2. Michelle haining
    Michelle haining says:

    Very saddened to hear of your passing. We hope you may rest in peace. Thoughts are with all your family in Canada. We’re so happy they have finally found us but it’s bittersweet it wasn’t until after you had passed. You were spoke about often and loved very much by your brother John. Until we meet again. Lots of love, your brother John and niece Michelle xx

  3. Sonja Johnstone
    Sonja Johnstone says:

    I am still in shock that you’re gone. I keep thinking to pick up the phone and check on you. I will miss you my friend. We became very close over the years. I will always remember how much you loved your boys and grandchildren. Rest In Peace xoxo

  4. Joyce Sharkey
    Joyce Sharkey says:

    Jane was a member of our Brantford Tai Chi Society. We enjoyed her sense of humour and admired her determination as she strived to improve her health. She is missed. Sincere sympathy to her boys and to the whole family. Joyce Sharkey (on behalf of Taoist Tai Chi)

  5. Mari Nicolson
    Mari Nicolson says:

    I’m sending love, thoughts and prayers to my family in Canada; the sons of my Aunt Jane Chapman, and their families and her husband, Uncle George, after her passing on the 24th January. Jane and I only just re-connected in June last year, and in this time, I have found her to be the most loving, caring, and not to mention, funny Aunt anyone could have. I missed out on the Aunt/Neice experience when growing up, which is extra sad, but I am grateful for the time we had, which I believe was set up by the ? I am now sure that she has her daughter Angela in her arms, in peace and surrounded by love. RIP Aunt Jane ♥️ Love and miss you ?

  6. Danielle Chapman
    Danielle Chapman says:

    Jane You will forever be my mother in law ❤️? I thank you for always being there for me and checking in The girls and I will miss you dearly Love always Danielle Kayla and Kenady ❤️❤️❤️

  7. George Chapman
    George Chapman says:

    She was not only my wife. She was also the one who would tell me if my socks matched; if my tie was straight, or if my hair was combed. She was able to tell me with one look if I was talking too much or saying something stupid. She was the one who would remember all the birthdays and special occasions, and all I had to do was sign cards. She was good at all the things I am not good at. So she complemented me and made me more whole. I miss her so much.

    Love Always

  8. Alan Chapman
    Alan Chapman says:

    Mother, you were just a girl,
    So many years ago.
    You had your loves and had your dreams,
    You watched us come and go.

    You watched us make the same mistakes,
    That you had made before,
    But that just made you hold us tight,
    And love us all the more.

    We haven’t always thought about
    The things that you have seen.
    To us you’ve just been ‘Mother’,
    No thought of who you’ve been.

    But we remember now in love,
    Your life from start to end,
    And we’re just glad we knew you,
    As Mother, and as Friend.

    Alan & Pauline Chapman

  9. Doreen Giles
    Doreen Giles says:

    Those whom we love go out of sight,
    But never out of mind;
    They are cherished in the hearts
    Of those they leave behind,
    Loving and kind in all her ways,
    Upright and just in all her days.
    Sincere and true in heart and mind,
    Beautiful memories she left behind.


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