Memorable Manitobans: Charles Gerald “Gerry” Chapman (1915-1994)
Born at Brandon on 12 July 1915, son of English immigrants Arthur Chapman (c1887-1956) and Annie Violet Dennet (c1894-1995), he received a Pharmacy degree in 1939 then enlisted in the Canadian Army Medical Corps, going overseas in January 1940 and serving in the United Kingdom and Italy, and rising to the rank of Captain. After his military discharge, he entered into partnership in Sinclair’s Drug Store in Winnipeg, buying the business to form Chapman Pharmacy in 1952. He served as Acting Registrar (1945-1948) and President (1948-1950) of the Manitoba Pharmaceutical Association. In 1961, he sold his store and became the Emergency Health Services Director with the Province of Manitoba where he developed a program of ambulance services for Manitoba. He was married twice, first on 13 January 1940 to Myra Elizabeth “Molly” Mylchreest (1915-1985) with whom he had a daughter and a son. Around 1991, he married Jean Catherine Chapman. He retired to Sidney, British Columbia and died at Saanichton on 11 June 1994.
Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituary [Arthur Chapman], Winnipeg Tribune, 27 September 1956, page 35.
Obituary [Myra Elizabeth Chapman], Winnipeg Free Press, 13 October 1985, page 15.
Obituary [Annie Violet Chapman], Winnipeg Free Press, 4 March 1995, page 48.
Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 June 1994, page 32.
We thank Doug Chapman for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 18 June 2022