Cecil Chapman, who was the oldest son of Walter and Hertha (Yost) Chapman, was born on December 8, 1925 in Halcourt AB (40 km west of Grande Prairie AB). In 1929 the family moved to a homestead in Gordondale (88 km northwest of Grande Prairie). Cecil completed Grade 8 in the Gordondale school in 1941. Then he worked in Dawson Creek BC and Fort St. John BC. He joined the army in 1944, enlisting in Calgary, and was posted in Halifax. After the war, he settled in Regina SK where he met and married his wife, Lillian Witrock. They married in August 1947, and had 3 children: Lois, Brenda, and Raymond. For over 28 years Cecil was a furniture salesman for Robert Simpson Company in Regina.
Homesteader’s Heritage pp. 363-364 (photo of family p. 364)
Grande Prairie Herald – Dec. 28, 1925 p.1 c. 3