Cara Bernice Chipman

Obituary of Cara Bernice Chipman




In the early hours of Monday, December 26, 2022, at the age of 97, Bobbie passed away, peacefully, at her home in Toronto, a mere six days following the death of her beloved husband, Thomas Brown Chipman. She was predeceased by her dear brothers, Norman and Richard Folliott. Although Bobbie and Tom did not have offspring of their own, they had a large extended family of loving nephews, nieces and godchildren.

Born and raised in Toronto, Bobbie was active in a number of charitable organizations including the IODE and the Cradleship Creche among others. She was an enthusiastic bridge player, a skier, a keen golfer and, in later years, a lawn bowler. Bobbie could always be counted on as a sublime hostess for an intimate gathering or cocktail party of fifty. She passed on many of these skills to the next generations of the family.

In summers, Bobbie’s cottage was a focal point for the social scene at the Briars in Jacksons Point. In winter she and Tom sojourned in Sun City, Arizona and spent the shoulder seasons among those locations and their Rosedale condo. Always on hand was one or several of her cats. She loved all sorts of animals, both wild and domestic.

Cremation has already taken place and a joint memorial service for Tom and Bobbie will be held at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Avenue West, on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.


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