Local News: Ted Chapman|
Posted Oct 20, 2010 - 04:29 PM
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Sad news. Ted Chapman, who spent the majority of his life - passionate and active - on behalf of Cornwall, the Environment, and Social Justice, died at his home in Falmouth early on the 13th October...
The funeral will take place on Saturday 23rd October at 11.00 a.m. at Penmount Crematorium, Truro and afterwards at Truro Rugby Club, St Clements Hill, Truro TR1 1NY. Family Flowers only, Cornish dress welcome.
Ted had been ill for some years but never stopped campaigning and informing, as well as documenting Cornish and environmental events on film, including traditional Cornish music and brass bands.
Ted was at the Transition Falmouth 10/10/10 event at Trevone on the Sunday before he died and while there produced a 20 min video of the land and the projects.
Ted also produced a short video of Falmouth's Community Alive Event in May this year.
See his You Tube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/golowva for many other community videos, and the video pages on the Gorsedh Kernow website for other examples of his work.
There are several handsome tributes to Ted on the Cornish Green Party's website.
He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed.
From a personal perspective, Ted's (very dry) sense of humour was one of his many wonderful qualities I'll always remember him for, alongside his kindness of heart, gentleness, and unwavering commitment to Cornwall and the environment.
He did a great job managing the Gorsedh Kernow website - initially from 2001 with Helen Banks until Ted asked if I'd take it on in 2004. I had first met Ted in 1994 when he was running a Free Tibet stall alongside our Falmouth LETS stall in Falmouth's Market on the Moor, so happily took it on, and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know him better, and working with him on it till he decided to pass it on to Pat Miller due to deteriorating health in September last year.
I last saw him in town the afternoon before he died, and still find it hard to believe he's gone.