John Charles Chapin of Kincardine, passed away peacefully at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Kincardine on Friday, January 20th, 2023, at age 69.
Beloved companion and best friend of Helen Berner.
Cherished brother of Brenda (Gerald) Panio and Rob Chapin.
Loving uncle to his niece Tasha (Matt) Rissling, great-nephew Bryn Rissling, great-niece Ara Rissling.
Fondly remembered by numerous cousins, friends and co-workers.
Missing him at home are his fur-babies, Harley, Mollie and Kassie.
Predeceased by his parents, Jack and Violet (née Harrish) Chapin.
With a degree in Mechanical Engineering, John came from Alberta to Ontario in 1989 to work at the Bruce Site. He started with Ontario Hydro and ended with Bruce Power, spanning a period of just over 33 years. Early in his career, his desire was to find a job that was challenging and gave him self-satisfaction and on his retirement, he was able to look back and acknowledge that he had achieved his goal.
Prior to his illness, he was an avid downhill skier, having skied all over Canada, the United States and Europe. He also loved working around the house and yard and was considered quite the handyman. As a home renovator, he had a long list of successful accomplishments and was also known to offer and lend his abilities to friends and relatives when needed. He also enjoyed cooking and especially baking and was always trying out new recipes which he happily would then share with family, friends and co-workers.
Friends described John as a kind, humble and gentle man with a quiet influence. His advice and suggestions were thoughtful and profound, knowledge gained from years of experience. He was a hard worker and very meticulous in everything he did. His enthusiasm and dedication for whatever task he undertook, whether at home, work, or play were an inspiration to all.
John faced his cancer diagnosis like everything else in his life, with grace and dignity. He never complained and remained optimistic until the end of his long and valiant battle.
He will truly be missed………….
Visitation will be held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine on Tuesday, January 31st, 2023 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
A celebration of John’s life will be held in the west with family members this summer.
Memorial donations to Princess Margaret Hospital or the Kincardine Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.