Barthel Funeral Home

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Anita Chapitis

November 21, 1926June 24, 2020

Anita M. Chapitis passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at the age of 93.

Anita was a gentle, positive, and caring woman. She loved to sit by the lake at the cottage, watching and listening to the loons. Above all, she loved her family. She was born in Coaticook, Quebec to Arthur and Irene Trihey. Predeceased by her husband Det. Sgt. Lorne Chapitis (d. Dec. 11, 1968) and her brother Claude Trihey. Beloved mother to Dianne, Nancy, and Michael. Cherished sister to Pauline Vorvis and Lucille Fournier, and sister-in-law to Mary Therese Wolf. Cremation has taken place, and a Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. The family would like to thank the staff at Hospice Wellington and the Guelph Lake Commons for all their loving care while Anita resided there. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Wellington would be appreciated.

All we have done on earth has left its trace, And all we say sounds on for spirit ears. Let sound the music of thy faithful heart.


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Regine Kurek

July 6, 2020

Dear Michael, Nancy and Dianne,

I remember Anita fondly. She welcomed me into the Canadian culture and Gastfreundschaft with elegance and spirit. She has a place in my heart for who she was and how she lived her destiny, even though I have not met her in her later years. Many blessings on her journey now!
Sending warm thoughts in friendship to the three of you and wishing you all the best with your mom living on in your hearts.


John Bentley

June 28, 2020

I wish to extend loving warmth and sympathy to all of Anita's family and loved ones. May you find fortitude and strength in knowing that she is in a better and happier place.
It has been my pleasure to know Anita, her sisters, brother and their families over the last 35 years. Such astoundingly great memories, and fun! Implausibly few words in our language for the fine and loving Anita; here are mine - dignified, refined, magnanimous, direct, bold, spry, humorous and fun.
Thank you, Anita.
May God grant you you a special place in Paradise.

Michael Chapitis

June 27, 2020

Deborah Toth (nee Clark)

June 27, 2020

I offer my deepest condolences to the Chapitis family. I spent many hours at your family home with Michael growing up. Your Mom was always so soft spoken and carried herself with dignity. I will always remember when your Father was killed how strong your Mother was. I was only 10 at the time but it has always stayed with me. Hold your memories close to your heart. Your Mom was one of a kind. She is now reunited with your Father ❤️

Laura Lowe

June 27, 2020

Dear Dianne, Nancy and Michael,

I was so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I met your mom when she was living in Peterborough and the times we were able to visit together were very precious. She spoke of you often and was so proud of each one of you. I will miss her dearly. My deepest condolences to you.

Sincerely, Laura

Robert (Bob) LaFreniere

June 27, 2020

I wish to offer condolences to the family of Mrs. Anita Chapitis during this time of bereavement. I am sorry to learn of your loss. I did not know Mrs. Chapitis personally. Never met her. I attended St. Peter's High School, 1967 - 1972, with daughter Dianne. I also went on to a long career in policing, retiring from the Peterborough O.P.P. Detachment on December 31 2011. On many occasions I would pause in reflection at the portrait of Detective Sergeant Lorne Chapitis on display in the foyer. We were in Grade 10 in 1968.