With very heavy hearts the family of Dorothy Ruebena Tipping of Castlegar are announcing her passing at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital on Sunday, February 16, 2014, blessed with 83 years of life.
Dorothy was born in Powell River BC on December 8, 1930, to parents Charles and Jenny Macintosh. On June 6, 1953, she married Cliff Tipping and she made a wonderful home for him and the five children they raised. Dorothy was known for being the best bread maker and for enjoying Happy Hour and playing cribbage with her family and friends. Dorothy and Cliff loved spending their summers fishing and cruising the Arrow Lake on their houseboat, Tippy’s Tub. They were a snowbird family and spent their winters in Arizona.
Dorothy was predeceased, and greeted with open arms, by her son Roy in 1975; her sister Beatrice, in 2002 and brother-in-law Bill Young in 2001 and her sister-in-law Irene, in 2010 and brother-in-law Ed Conroy in 2013.
Left to mourn her loss is her loving husband of 60 years Cliff; her daughters Susan (Gord) McCartney, Cindy (Frank) Shlakoff and Patti (Ian) Hill; her son Kim Tipping; 10 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren and 5 step great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and a very large circle of friends.
Cremation has taken place in care of Castlegar
In Dorothy’s honour, an Open House will be held at Frank and Cindy Shlakoff’s home, 2633 – 9th Avenue,
Castlegar BC, on Saturday, March 1, 2014, from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Dorothy’s Memory may
be made to the BC Cancer Foundation,
399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna BC V1Y 5L3.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to
Dr. Lesperance and staff, Dr. Scotland and staff,
Dr. Schumacher and Dr. DeGreef and staff at the
Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital.