Hinka Chapman

Obituary of Hinka Chapman

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Hinka Theodora Maria (de Gier) Chapman We are devastated to announce the sudden death of Hinka (de Gier) Chapman of Beaver Bank, N.S. on January 28, 2023, at home. An amazing mother, sister, aunt and friend. She will be dearly missed by all those that had the pleasure of knowing her. A bright and wonderful spirit, a kind soul, one that often put other’s needs selflessly in front of her own. She was a true example of beauty emanating from within. Her love, compassion, guidance and generosity are irreplaceable to those whose lives she touched. A source of thoughtful advice, from heartfelt conversations to simple discussions, she was always there when you needed her. She was an unrelenting source of inspiration, to do more, to be more. She will be forever missed. She was born on October 18, 1954 in Truro, N.S., the fourth of 7 children of the late Gert and Maryka de Gier. She is survived by her two sons Justin Chapman and Ryan (Kara Moore) Chapman, her siblings Bea Carlson (Detlef Klahm), Lolo Doane, Dick (Carolyn) de Gier and Ada de Gier, her sister-in-law Monica de Gier and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Rick (Glenn) Chapman, and her brothers Mike de Gier and Kees de Gier. Hinka worked for many years at Kuehne + Nagel in Halifax. After retirement she worked in education for Stock, retail merchandising, and pursued her passion for creating crafts. She was well known and respected in the world of Abyssinian Cats for 20 years. She and Rick owned Eszencia Abyssinians and enjoyed traveling to shows in Ontario and Eastern Canada and US. Hinka spent many hours rock hounding and loved to explore the beaches and shores of Nova Scotia. Her creative spirit lives on within her beautiful fused glass pendants, seascapes, and earrings that are treasured by those fortunate to own them. When her boys were young, Hinka was happy to support them during their years with the Scotia soccer organization and the Lockview High School hockey team. She will be remembered as one genuinely eager to help those surrounding her. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.