William (Bill) Robert Tipton

William (Bill) Robert Tipton

Aged 81, Bill passed away peacefully at Moog & Friends Hospice House in Penticton, B.C. on October 8, 2014 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Glida, daughter Dawn, son Robert, his sister Patricia, his brother Bert, grandchildren Josh and Max as well as nephews, Bruce and Ian. Bill was a kind and compassionate person who enjoyed teaching elementary school. His first year of teaching was in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, where he married his wife Glida and they returned to the University of Victoria to complete his Bachelor of Education. He also taught school in Powell River, B.C., Malcolm Island, B.C., Valleyview, Alberta and Crowsnest Pass, Alberta. Bill loved to ski and was a ski patrol volunteer at Fernie Ski Hill for 25 years. He spent numerous winters travelling to the U.S. enjoying the mountains and deserts of California and Arizona. Bill was also an avid gardener. The Family wishes to thank Dr. David Surkan, Lisa and Carrie from Home Support and the nurses of Moog & Friends Hospice for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society. A Celebration of Life will take place at his home on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.everdenrust.com


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