February 28, 2009

Last evening The Chipman Family paid tribute to Mr Nicholas Laping '61 in a moment of silence at the Manitoba Moose hockey game. Below are the words spoken before the moment of silence took place:


Nick Laping

Moment of Silence

Ladies and Gentlemen, yesterday, we suffered the loss of an invaluable member of this city’s sports community, Nick Laping.

As a player, coach, teacher, and administrator,  Nick’s positive energy influenced the lives of a countless number of  people over several decades.

His volunteer commitment to our city through sport and numerous charitable causes has been without equal as was his love for his family and our community.

A great supporter of Moose hockey, Nick’s warm smile and presence will be missed at the MTS Centre for years to come.

Ladies and Gentlemen, please stand as we offer a moment of silence to honor and remember of the extraordinary life of Nick Laping.

Thank You. 


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