Four Generations of Devoted Service
In the Selkirk area and Interlake Since 1935
Chester Martin Chapil
September 27, 1943 – February 4, 2019
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Chester Chapil, at the age of 75, on Monday, February 4, 2019.
He was predeceased by his mother Jessie Chapil and father Edward Chapil. Chester will be lovingly remembered by his wife Maggie Chapil and five children Michelle Shworob (Victor), Nigel Chapil, Amber Chapil (Greg), Angela Hoydalo (Russell) and Cynthia McDonald (Clint); twelve grandchildren Austin, and Marshall Shworob, Angelique and Braeden Chapil, Jessica and Brock Chapil, Nigel, Harley, Wesley and Lilly Hoydalo, Chloe and Nova McDonald.
Chester grew up in Vidir, Manitoba until the age of 14 where he then moved to Winnipeg to live with his aunt. He attended the Red River College to get his T.V. Technicians Licence while maintaining a job at Will’s Taxi.
It just so happens driving for Will’s Taxi, was where he met the love of his life Maggie who was one of his fares.
Chester and Maggie were happily married for over fifty years together. They built a life filled with faith, love and adventure. Chester had many different locations for his T.V. Repair business in both Selkirk and Winnipeg, this is where he built so many of his friendships. He wasn’t only known to be the T.V. repairman, he also ventured into fireworks because he loved to blow stuff up.
Chester had many hobbies. He loved to fish all over Manitoba toting along his whole family in the blow up bombarde. So many funny memories and adventures we won’t forget. Chester had so much passion for gardening that he cleared a spot in their backyard for a massive greenhouse garden. He loved canning, especially pickles. Every Sunday was his traditional turkey dinner. He was a man who loved to shop and get a great deal with all those coupons he had.
Chester was a man of great faith and we know he is with the Lord Jesus Christ. He will be dearly missed for his bold outrageous personality and gift for storytelling.
We will all miss you.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the Gilbart Funeral Chapel, Selkirk, MB.