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Tuesday March 11, 2014

HOWARD DENNISON CHAPMAN, ARCHITECT
September 19, 1917 - March 8, 2014


Howard Chapman, predeceased by his wife Valerie Mary Chapman. Son of renowned Toronto architect Alfred H. Chapman and Doris Chapman, concert pianist. Predeceased by beloved son John Dennison Chapman; survived by beloved daughter Katherine Roberta Chapman (Star Fields); grandchildren, Jessica, Sean and Amber; great-grandchildren, Devlin, Merrik, Ayden, Ethan, Hailey, Jack, and Bradley. Predeceased by sisters Philippa, Sally, and brother Robert; survived by brother Francis (Penny) and Christopher (Glen). Howard served with the Friends Ambulance Unit in England in 1942, undertaking hospital work in London and Gloucester, working with refugees in the Greek Islands; returning to Canada in 1946 where he completed his architectural studies, receiving the Hobbs Glass Prize for hospital design. Over the years he designed a variety of buildings including Riverdale Hospital, renovating and restoring (with Howard Walker) the Central Reference Library (originally designed by Alfred Chapman), which was renamed the Koffler Student Centre. The family will receive friends at the HUMPHREY FUNERAL HOME A.W. MILES CHAPEL LIMITED, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) on Saturday, March 15th from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service in the chapel at 3:00 p.m. followed by a reception in the Rosedale room. In lieu of flowers, donations in Howard's memory may be made to The Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, 10 Adelaide Street East, Toronto M5C 1J3 or www.arconserv.ca Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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