Maria Carmelo (Mary) Chappelle

A true pioneer of Golden, Maria Carmelo (Mary) Chappelle passed away, with Maryanne at her side, peacefully in Durand Manor, Golden, BC on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the age of 92 years.

She was born in Golden on May 6, 1922 living a full and active life, with passion. She is well remembered for her joy of dancing, bowling, crib tournaments, bingo, gardening, and love of socializing. She had a special spot in her heart for animals, especially cats and dogs.

A graveside service will be held in the Canyonview Cemetery, Summerland, BC on Sunday, May 24th at 1 p.m. with Jack Bowers the funeral celebrant with a tribute shared by Kelly Chappelle. A reception will follow.

Predeceased by her first husband of 30 years, Frank Pagliaro; her second husband of 30 years, Doug Chappelle, granddaughter, Debbie McGregor and step daughter, Dianna Dreyer.

Mary leaves her children; Roy (Sandy) Pagliaro, Ida (Ken) Hunter, Len (Maryanne) Pagliaro, Ron (Cathy) Chappelle, Lorne (Sue) Chappelle, all of Golden, and Gord (Kelly) Chappelle of Carstairs; 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Mary was the eldest of 9 children, passing prior to her were Annie, Ralph, Yula and George; surviving are Jean, Lou, Hubert and Domonic.

On line condolences may be sent to Mary’s obituary at

Funeral arrangements are in the care of Hindman Bowers Funeral Home, Golden, BC.

Maria Carmelo (Mary) Chappelle