GEORGE WALTER CHASE of Chipman passed away at the Chalmer’s Regional Hospital, Fredericton on Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 at the age of 82. Walter was born in Brigg’s Corner on September 10th, 1929 son of the late Cecil and Verna (Murray) Chase.
Survived by his loving wife, Joyce; three daughters, Tamara (David) Duke of Lorneville, NB; Karen (Scott) McCoy of Lincoln and Kathy Chase of Kingston, Ontario; two sons, Nicholas (Jo-Ann) Chase and Dale (Dyann) Chase, both of Chipman; four step-daughters, Carla Briggs (Kevin Fairweather) of Chipman, Jill (Tony) Branscombe of Chipman, Valerie (Lowell) Blyth of Chipman and Nancy Briggs of Fredericton; two brothers, Wendell (Joanne) Chase and Allison (Rowena) Chase both of Chipman, also survived by 14 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers, Willard and Burns.
Walter loved bowling, curling and his church, where he would ring the bell for the Sunday morning service. Walter was first employed as a logger, then worked for DOT. In 1959 he joined the military where he served in the Canadian Military as MCpl CHASE, G.W. CD RCCS from October 1959 to February 1985. Walter had a large and extended family that he loved dearly.
Resting at the Chipman Funeral Home until Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 when funeral service will be held from the Chipman United Church at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Yvette Swan officiating. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home, on Monday, February 6th, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Legion service will be held on Monday evening at 6:45. Memorials to the Chipman Bowlarama, Chipman United Church or donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Spring interment will be in the Red Bank United Church Cemetery.