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Hastings and St Leonards Observer -
FOUNDED MOUNT PLEASANT CHURCH
Tributes to the Late Mr. Charles Chapman
BROTHERHOOD GUARD OF HONOUR
AT Mount Pleasant Congregational Church, of which he was one of the founders over 60 years ago, the funeral service took place Monday of Mr. Charles Chapman, who died his home, 95, Mount Pleasant-
Mr. Chapman was responsible for the erection of many houses in the St. Helen's road district. He retired years ago and the business is now owned by two of his sons, Mr. C. and Mr. J. Chapman. Another son-
FUNERAL TRIBUTE ….. The minister referred to Mr. Chapman's long association with the church, and spoke of him as a friendly, kindly, charitable and lovable man whose passing would mourned many. The interment followed at the Borough Cemetery. The cortege was met at the entrance by a guard honour formed by a large number of members the Brotherhood, and many other friends, representing the various organisations with which Mr. Chapman was connected, were also present Sprigs of ivy were dropped into the grave by the Brotherhood members.
Although he never appeared in the publlc eye, Mr. Chapman was extremely well known and his cheery smile won for him Innumerable friends in the town,
AN APPRECIATION The following appreciation of Mr. Chapman has been contributed:— Through the passing of Mr. Charles Chapman, the Mount Pleasant district, in which he resided for many years, has lost one of its most notable figures. He had many friends, for he was endowed with a genial spirit which found expression even under the most trying circumstances. Surely he will be greatly missed.
Mount Pleasant Congregational Church will miss that geniality, for he had been a member for many years, coming to the church from Robertson-
Though at conferences and deliberations he seldom had much to say, his remarks, when occasion demanded, were always to the point and evinced the practical advice gained by a life of experience in business affairs. The church owes much to his thought and advice regarding the care and upkeep of the premises.
lt was always a pleasure to be associated with him because of his kindly nature.
In Loving Memory
dearly loved wife of Charles Chapman
called home Feb 3 1928
also Charles Chapman
dearly loved husband of the above
also of their daughter
Angles sing on your faithful watches keeping,
Sing us sweet fragments of the songs above,
Till morning's joy shall end the night of weeping
And life’s long shadows break in cloudless love.
Lord you have been our refuge from one generation to another Pslm. VCI