01-12-2015

Jim Chaplin

Jim Chaplin, YMCA Fellowship of Honour member and President of the Cambridge YMCA from 1964-1974, passed away peacefully at his home in North Dumfries, Ontario on November 15.

In the mid-1960s during a very challenging time for the Cambridge YMCA, Jim believed the community needed the YMCA and he was determined to do everything he could to keep it going. What he did was nothing short of extraordinary. The facility that bears his family’s name is a testament to decades of his ongoing, committed leadership and support, as well as his significant financial contributions. The Chaplin Family YMCA was made possible because of Jim.

His contributions to the YMCA are highly valued and appreciated, and he will always be remembered.