William (Bill) Joseph Tipper


Bill was born on June 3, 1939, in Castor, Alberta and passed on October 31, 2023, in Edmonton, Alberta.

Bill is survived by his wife Marianne, his children Tim Tipper, Bill Tipper Jr (Roxanne), Heather Watson (Tipper) (Steve), Mike Schurek (Shari) and Chris Schurek (Shanta). Bill will lovingly be remembered by his grandchildren Kristi, Melissa, Matthew, Anthony, Jaedon, Emma, Hannah, Kasey, and Georgia, as well as his great grandchildren Jordyn, Kayla, Madeline, Maya, Jaxton, Kayden, and Zayden. Bill was predeceased by his youngest son Mark Tipper who passed in 1990.

Bill was an adventurous soul who lived across Canada, making homes in Nova Scotia, Yukon, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Bill never turned down the opportunity to master a new job and worked over the years as pin setter in bowling alley, cab driver, barber, bartender, house painter, equipment operator and project manager. There was nothing that bill couldn’t do once he set his mind to it.

Bill was a generous soul. He was generous with his time, his ability to forgive and his desire to show his love. He deeply believed in a life of service and for decades he dedicated time to the Kiwanis Club of Abbotsford. His time in Kiwanis brought him great joy and lifelong friendships. Bill worked at not holding grudges and often counselled us on the power of forgiveness. He believed that life was just a blink of an eye and there was not enough time to waste any of it on anger. Bill was a loving husband, father, papa, brother, uncle, and friend. He loved all his family and friends deeply and welcomed everyone with a huge smile and warm embrace.

He was the joker of the family, quick witted and had a wonderful sense of humour with a little bit of mischievousness added in. Bill loved a good ‘discussion’ (friendly argument) and loved instigating these to see our reactions. Wherever Bill went he made friends, made people laugh and created lasting memories. His family will miss him forever but know that it’s just a blink of an eye until they see each other again.

A celebration to honour Bill will be held on Friday November 17th , 2023 at Saint Thomas More Catholic Church located at 210 Haddow Close NW, Edmonton, AB at 1:00 pm. There will be a lunch to follow. If desired, donations can be made in Bill’s name to the Alberta Lung Association.

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David and Hilda Tipper

Uncle Bill just meet you last year same month on David’s 70th birthday and it was very memorable to me to meet you that day, you really gave all your best just to
attend that day , and it was shocking to me after heard the sad news about you, it’s not really sad why because you are In God’s hands now forever peace ,forever with our Lord God in heaven. We will miss you uncle and we love you ,someday we will meet you there , in Eclesiastes 3:1 and 2 everything happen in a season ,a season to born and a season to die,.. all of us will come to that part and we should be ready always , see you there when our time come also uncle… love you and bye bye, rest in peace.
To auntie Mary Ann and the rest of the family we should be strong and stand firm , death comes any time and we should be ready always , ready to love always one another , give all the best care one another , understand one another,help one another ,to be kind one another and that’s our best legacy as one family … love you all God is with us always.

Linda McGovern

So very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing, thinking of all the family at this time.
Sadly I have never met Bill but he sounds like a wonderful character

Art Thornhill

Very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Bill was a friend and neighbour in Wetaskiwin for 22 years and having both moved to same area in Edmonton recently. Bill’s obituary definitely defines him as a person and his legacy. My condolences to Marianne, son Bill and rest of the family. Know that grief of loss of a loved one is a terrible thing to endure but the heart heals and memories last forever.

Stacey and Murray

You are all in our thoughts. We will always remember Bill as being a friendly, charismatic and kind person.

Malcolm and Sharon Richardson

A very special person came into our lives when Bill became part of our family. He will be missed