Johanna Marie Chapman

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Johanna Chapman (Jan). She passed away peacefully with her children by her side on January 28, 2021.  Predeceased by her parents James (Jim) and Aafke. Proud, loving Mother of Cory Chapman (Rebecca), and Katie Watson (Paul). She was the youngest of four children, two brothers and one sister. Survived by Ron (Barb), Lucille, and Tony (Melonie). Cherished Grandmother to Georgia, Sydney, Blake, Naomi and Nash. She was a loving Aunty to Andrew (Kim), Aubrey Iwaniw (Chris), Craig, Graham (Grace), Micheal MacLeod, Jennifer Dunn, and Alex Dunn. Jan worked for WDDS for 18 years. She was the epitome of strength and kindness. She was the most selfless, caring soul.  Jan loved all animals especially her granddogs and grandkitty, Cutty, Molly and Zoe. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the staff at Woodstock Hospital for their compassionate care. Cremation will take place. Due to COVID restrictions a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Wareing Cremation Services, Woodstock entrusted.  Your messages of condolence may be shared at

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  • I am sorry to hear about the loss of Jan. I worked with Jan at Hatch street when she worked as a night staff. I would come in to relieve her in the morning and we would always have a great visit before she left. Jan was such a lovely person. Prayers and thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.


    Karen Ritchie
  • I use to babysit Cory and Kyle when Jan and Leah would go out for the night. Your mom let me party a whole summer with her and would put me in her bed and make me home made chicken soup until I felt better. Jan was a dear and loving friend and I am so sorry for your loss. Jans smile and her caring ways will always be my fondest memories of her. Your in my prayers!

    Suzanne Kamstra
  • I was really sorry to hear of Jan’s passing. I know that she will be dearly missed. Thinking of you all.

    William Chapman
  • I too remember you as kind , strong and funny. I hope you have found peace and comfort.

    Nancy Kijewski
  • To Jan’s family,
    I am deeply sorry for your loss.
    Jan’s sister Lucille has been a close friend for over 60 years and I remember when little Johanna was born. She was a beautiful little girl and I’m glad I got to meet her again over the years. Jan was always so pleasant and welcoming with her warm smile. It was a privilege to have known her.
    I know she will be missed forever.
    May she Rest In Peace
    Annie Gun-Munro

    Ann Gun-Munro
  • Few years back I found you again, my family in Canada, we reconected thanks god for that….we shared memories of the past and stories of our grandparents Oma and Opa Wareman in Santpoort the Netherlands.
    We talked about…if we would win the lottery we would meet up….but You dit not win this fight…so sorry…but glad you are without pain now….and you past away surrounded by your loved ones….you are a great mom, grandma, niece, and friend….your star will shine brihght my love.
    I wil be there on your cremation from a distance but always in my heart you wil be and your family…..Bye Jan…..say hi to everyone in kept smiling my love

    Sue and John Nicola
  • My thoughts are with all of you!! Your mom was Awesome, Beautiful and so Very Kin!!!!!I have known your Mom for years from when my brother Dave Cain rented off your Grama Aaf ,to working at WDDS and going to her place on Chapel when our girls were young. (I remember Corys Iguana). I know your Mom will keep being the Angel she was on earth!!!Love Denise

    Denise Minshall

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