The Life And Times Of A Wheelchair Dude….

Hello Friends:

This Off Topic is a very personal one to me, I just found out on Wednesday that my best friend Ainsley “Wheels” Chapman passed away.

He was very well-known and well liked around town due to his days on Youtube doing videos around town (When he first began he was known as WheelchairChatham) as well as his infectious personality and exceptional skills as a drummer for his church. He was always very down to earth, friendly and funny.

Ainsley Playing The Drums (Originally Posted To The Group Of Six)
Ainsley Playing The Drums in this video from local singer Cary “Southpaw” Templeman
Ainsley and Jacques doing an off the cuff plug for Tim Horton’s (Chathamboy12/Youtube)

My best memories of him was during the days I did my old Youtube broadcast “The Danny J Show” back when I was younger. He and I would meet at our local Tim Horton’s and sound off on whatever was on our minds. We would also go places together. We were also in groups on youtube including but not limited to:

  • Three To The Power
  • The Group Of Six
  • 6 Awesome People
  • Collabs1

I also created video intros and credits for individuals during those days too, when I operated Nightwolf Graphics. I was looking through my archives and I happened upon these two that I created for Ainsley’s channel.

Intro Piece (Music Composed By WatchitNZ)
Credit Roll: (Music Composed By WatchitNZ)


It is with profound sadness to announce the passing of Ainsley Chapman on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 in his 29th year. 

Born August 29, 1990, Ainsley was the son of the late Donna Chapman (May 4 2019) and Ronald David Smith, who took on the role of Ainsley’s father. 

Dear brother of Georgia Warren of London.

Cherished uncle of Braven, Courtlyn & Jayla. 

Dear nephew of Nova, Esther, Doreen, Shirley, Geraldine, Gail, Lloyd, David, Eldon & George. 

Predeceased by his aunt, Leona and biological father, Aaron Demeester.

Missed by his cousins, Gerald, George, Stacey, Crystal, Richard, Jamie, Christine, Ashley, Johnny, Jeffrey, Lori, Rose, Ed, Mark, Jacqueline, Sacha, Shane, Joshua, Houston, Tina & Nicola.

Survived by biological half siblings, Adam Demeester, Aaron Demeester Jr, April Demeester, & Angela Demeester.

He was known as “Wheel-chair Dude” and was a avid drummer with the Campbell AME Church. Ainsley enjoyed playing music and watching thunder and lightning storms. 

Family to receive friends on Friday, October 4, 2019 at McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham from 11:00 am until Service Time at 1:00 pm. 

In memory of Ainsley, donations may be made to the Easter Seals

McKinlay Funeral Home (Posted Wednesday October 2, 2019)

I decided to come out of youtube retirement temporarily and record a personal tribute to Ainsley, reminiscing about all the good times we had together.

My Personal Memories Of Ainsley

Gallery Of various Photos I took of Ainsley:

Ainsley Chapman (1990-2019)

Rest Easy Dear Friend Until Our Paths Cross Again….

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