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Bessie Joyce Chapman


Bessie Joyce Chapman

Bessie Joyce Chapman (nee Smith) passed away peacefully at the age of 92 at the Dr. George’s L. Dumont Hospital, Monday, November 30, 2020. 

Bessie was the daughter of the late John and Dorothy Smith of Dorchester. She was pre-deceased by her husband R. Barry Chapman and her siblings, James, Wallace, Beatrice, Keith and Lyman. 

She leaves behind daughter Patricia MacLennan of Brampton Ontario, son Stephen Chapman (Ann) of St. Stephen NB and daughter Bonnie Chapman Roy (Guy) Of Cocagne NB; grandchildren Christopher, Susan (Kirk), Chuck (Mandy), Brittni (Shea), Zackarie, Robert and James; great-grandchildren Maya (Zach), Kaylee, Noah, Aaryk, Harper and Mila, who all brought her joy. She will be missed by her sister in law Elaine Smith and all of her nieces and nephews.

Bessie was a member of the Dorchester Anglican Church Women where she baked and served for many years. Bessie was also a long-standing member of the Dorchester chapter IODE, also belonging to their Provincial Executive and the Eastern Star. She was a wonderful volunteer and loved by many.

Bessie had a quick wit and loved a good joke. Bessie loved to read and play scrabble. She was an amazing mother to her three children and loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren with all of her heart.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff on 4C of the Dr. George’s L Dumont for her last hours of care. 

A very special heartfelt thank you to the staff at Royal Court and Monarch Hall of Riverview NB for their loving care of Bessie since 2007.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jones Funeral Home, 70 Bridge Street, Sackville, NB (506-364-1300). Cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of Life will be held for Bessie at the funeral home once we are able to gather and family are able to travel again.

Those wishing to make a donation in Bessie's memory may do so to Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Dorchester, NB or the charity of your choice.

Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Bessie's online memorial at or through the Jones Funeral Home Facebook Page.

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Service Location
A Celebration of Life will be held for Bessie at the funeral home once we are able to gather and fam

Requested Charity
Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Dorchester or charity of choice