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LIPPERT – Ray

July 20, 1937 – April 30, 2010

Ray Lippert devoted husband for forty-five years of Louise Lippert of Calgary, passed away on Friday, April 30, 2010, after a courageous fight against mesothelioma, at the age of 72 years.

The youngest of seven children, Ray was born on July 20, 1937 in Hilda, AB where he grew up on his family farm. At the age of 20 he moved to Edmonton to pursue a career. In 1959 he moved to Calgary where he was employed as a locksmith until retiring in January 2004. He had an uncanny ability to think clearly through any problem until he found the solution. Dad was a genius, he could fix anything. Nothing was too big of a challenge for him. He was such a helpful man. Dad was so pleased by the simple things in life. He loved the outdoors, quadding and motor biking with his friends and sons. A man of great wisdom, there was no doubt that Dad was our hero who truly deserved the title of head of our family. He was never a rich man, nor was he famous. His wealth was his family who came first and foremost – WE were his priority.

Ray was a special man, a wonderful husband to his beloved Louise, and a great father to his six sons, Michael and Michelle, Mark and Jessica, Frank and Lynda, Jason and Jennifer, Jeffrey and Melinda, and Paul, all of Calgary; and his daughter Tina and Jamie of Wales, UK; grandchildren, Keiran, Kristin, Braden, Emma, Anna, Noah, Jacob, Joshua, Evelyn, Owen, Isabelle and a grandchild due in August. He is also survived by his brother Otto; and sisters, Esther and Ella. Ray was predeceased by his parents Christ and Bertha Lippert.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W.), on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Services will be celebrated at St. Luke’s Catholic Church (Corner of Northmount Drive & Northland Drive N.W.) on Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Ray Lippert, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Patrick Dutton :

    I am deeply sorry for your families loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Patrick.

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  2. Bob Wilson :

    Ray you where a pleasure to work with.
    I am sorry for your families loss.

    B0B

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  3. Ron McArthur :

    To The Lippert Family
    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Ron

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  4. Gerald Bradley :

    Ray,

    If there were more people like you Ray, the world would be a better place.

    Rest in Peace

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  5. Julie Vouri :

    I remember your Dad as the kind gentleman who fixed my locks at Imperial Oil — regularly! I am sorry for your loss.

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  6. Gail & Walter Johnson :

    To Louise & family,

    I was very touched by the obituary for Ray.

    Although we did not know your family well, as your neighbors living across the street we were accustomed to seeing Ray frequently in the yard or driving by. He always had the walks cleared promptly after a snowfall.

    I will miss seeing him puttering around as part of daily life.

    I’m sure the Family misses him deeply and again we send our sympathy to you.

    Gail & Walter Johnson
    (403) 208-0315

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  7. Becky Buckley :

    R.I.P Daddy (foster) I know It’s two years later but I never said my good bye. As I’m typing I’m this the memories we had together go through my heart I will always have a special spot for you. I’m 17 now and in grade 12 and thinking now I moved out in grade 5 age 11. You are my father since I never had one you were always their for me when I had troubles and someday I’m gonna visit your grave and when I do I plan to have a good conversation. I miss hearing your voice your everyday jokes and especially going to Tim Hortons. Well this is part of my good bye.
    I love you dad.

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