Walter Edward “Ted” Chappell
January 21, 1932 – July 8, 2014
The Chappell family is saddened to announce that Ted passed away peacefully after a long battle with COPD at NRGH at the age of 82. Ted moved from Saskatchewan to Powell River where he met his wife, Olive. They moved to Nanaimo where they raised their 4 children and had almost 50 years of happy marriage. He was predeceased by his first wife Olive, and his baby grandson Dustin. Ted loved to curl and made many strong friends at the rink, as well as in the construction industry where he worked for many years. He took up carving late in life and surprised his family with yet another talent in addition to his reputation as the “Mad Scientist.” He was thrilled to find love again and married Nita whom he met at the Senior Center. Nita and Ted had so much fun and loved being together, loved to travel and will always be remembered holding hands. He is survived by his loving wife Nita and her family, his children; Dorothy, Ted (Linda), Rick & Shirley and their many children. Also survived by his sister Betty Butler (Howard), grandchildren & great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Ted will also be greatly missed by the Kennedy family, his friends at the Lakeside Gardens, as well as the many lives he touched.
Here’s a toast of Royal Red to you Ted!
An Ordinary Day 2007
It was just a very ordinary
The day we met, I’ll never forget
That sunny day in June
“Hello” He said. My name is Ted,
Won’t you sit here by me?
And so we sat and had a chat
And drank a cup of tea.
The years have sped and we were wed,
With happy times so merry
That Seniors’ day at Bowen Park
Was not so ordinary
Nita Fenn Chappell
In Loving memory of
Walter Edward (Ted) Chappell