Jack Chapman (left) and Cpl. Dane Graham

Jack Chapman (left) and Cpl. Dane Graham

Chapman dies on farm in sombre start to 2013

Stettler lost one of its stalwarts on New Year’s Day with the death of Dieppe veteran Jack Chapman.

  • Jan. 2, 2013 11:00 a.m.

Stettler lost one of its stalwarts on New Year’s Day with the death of Dieppe veteran Jack Chapman.

Chapman, 92, died in a farming accident at about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Stettler RCMP reported as this week’s edition of the Stettler Independent went to press.

“Stettler EMS, Stettler Fire Department and Stettler RCMP were called to a farm southeast of Stettler to the scene of a fatal farm incident,” said RCMP Const. Clayton Delowski.

“As a result of the investigation, it was determined that 92-year-old Jack Chapman had succumbed to injuries that he sustained as a result of the incident. Foul play has been ruled out at this time.

“Jack has been a longtime resident of the Stettler area and is one of the last survivors of the raid on Dieppe during the Second World War.”

For more on Chapman, see next week’s paper.