He was born the second oldest child and only son of William and Amy (nee Perry) Chapman on March 2, 1937.
Bruce is survived by his cherished wife and best friend of 33 years, Patti (nee Dawe), his beloved children Bill (Kerstin), Dave, Karen (Dan) and Rick (Patty) and his ten grandchildren and their respective spouses and 4 great-grandchildren, with one on the way.
He is also lovingly remembered by his sisters, Shirley (Ron), twin Barbara, Dianne and Mary Jane (Jim), as well as a multitude of loving in-laws, nieces and nephews, cousins, and longtime friends from near and afar.
Bruce was predeceased by his first wife and mother of his children, Chris. Bruce was born and raised in Etobicoke.
Bruce always did everything full throttle. He stuck to his principles because he was a man of his word, right or wrong, and his passion was to stay on track. That's what everyone respected and honoured about him.
Bruce was also a true servant to his Lord. He was 3rd generation elder, taught Sunday school with a passion for youth and was always in demand. This passion carried him throughout his life and there are many, many individuals who are who they are because of his influence. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the J. Scott Early Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Rocky Ridge Ranch would be appreciated. A Celebration of Life will take place at the Ranch at a later date.
Absent from the body Present with the Lord We Love You.