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LIPSEY – Robert “Bob” George

June 14, 1950 – October 30, 2009

Robert “Bob” George Lipsey loved and treasured husband and soul mate of Catherine (Cathy) of Calgary, passed away on Friday, October 30, 2009 at the age of 59 years after a short, courageous battle with cancer.

Bob was the proud president and general manager for Trans Am Piping Products.

Besides his loving wife Cathy, Bob is also survived by step-son Chadd (Trista) and Christopher (predeceased); Bopa to Spencer; siblings, Bill (Jody) and Pat (Wally); sisters-in-laws, Joyce (Wayne), Shirley, and Brenda; as well as by many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Bob’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to a hospice of the donor’s choice, the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email donorservices@cancer.ab.ca or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca..

In living memory of Bob Lipsey, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Mitchell & Debbie Gibbs :

    Our hearts and thoughts go out to you and your family at this very difficult time.

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  2. Dan & Jan Carruthers :

    Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about Bob’s passing.

    With love and remembrance – Dan & Jan

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  3. Hans& Heidi Schneider (Victoria BC) :

    We can’t comprehend just how sad you must feel
    For the loss of someone you love.
    This sorrowful time must still feel unreal
    And you’re looking for strength from above.
    We hope, from our hearts, that your pain will decrease,
    That your spirit will gain strength again,
    And we pray that your faith will create inner peace
    And that God will send blessings–Amen
    Deepest condolences from Heidi & Hans

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  4. Bob and Mary Fink :

    We will miss our dear friend, Bob. He has all fairways and greens on his golf course.

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  5. Louise Dube and Joe Laforge :

    Dear Catherine,

    Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family. So many memories of Bob and you with the group in AZ. We hope that you will find comfort to know that he is in peace and will be watching for you.

    Our deepest sympathy to you and all your family.

    Louise and Joe

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  6. Dan & Jan Carruthers :

    Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about Bob’s passing.

    With love and remembrance – Dan and Jan

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  7. Colleen Parry :

    I’m so very sorry Catherine. I will be thinking of you and praying for peace for you and your family,
    Love Colleen

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  8. I am so very saddened to learn of Bob’s passing. He was a great friend to all of us who knew him throughout the years when we met at Sylvan Lake every weekend in our younger days. I hope this small message conveys my sympathy to his family and helps them through this difficult time.

    Sincerely,

    Kerry Pace (nee Shepherd)

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  9. Catherine please accept our deepest condolences. We are so very sorry for your loss.

    Daniela and Daniela (Mom)

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  10. Ernie and Julie Tapanes :

    Cathy, Chadd and Trista. You are all in our hearts and Bob is forever in our memories.

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  11. I was so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. My deepest sympathy to all of you. Take care and comfort from each other.

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  12. Jay & Mary Lockwood :

    Cathy – Please accept our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts have been with you during this difficult time and you will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

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  13. Cathy
    I am so very sorry to hear about Bob. Though I did not know him well – I have heard wonderful things through those who did, and am so sorry I did not get a chance to know him better.
    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

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  14. Sandy Karpuk (Scottsdale friend) :

    Catherine,

    I am so sorry, cannot imagine. PM told me Bob was ill last week in AZ. My heart goes out to you and the family.
    You are in my prayers. Love.

    Sandy K.

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  15. Barbara and Dan Ferrone :

    Dear Cathy, Chadd and Trista,
    Dan and I were greatly saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to all of you for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the days to come. We always admired Bob’s energy and love for life.
    Love always Barb and Dan Ferrone

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  16. Dave & Penny Kells :

    Cathy, our hearts go out to you and yours in this troubling time. Bob will be terribly missed, he was a dear friend. Know that our thoughts are with you.

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  17. Dave & Penny Kells :

    Cathy, our hearts go out to you and yours in this troubling time. Bob was a dear friend and he will be missed but will be in our memories always.

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  18. Dave & Penny Kells :

    Cathy, we were devastated to hear of Bob’s struggle and ultimate passing. Our hearts go out to you and the family. We will all dearly miss him.

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  19. Doug and Clara :

    Catherine, we hope all the memories of good times shared with Bob in the past help you through this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you, we will remember Bob forever – for his friendship, quick witt, kindness and thoughtfulness.

    Big Hugs – Clara and Doug

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  20. Leslie Szanto and Trudy Finerman :

    Cath:

    Our hearts are with you and wishing we could be there to share Bob’s memorial. All your Scottsdale friends are saddened at the loss of Bob and will, one of these days, look forward to getting together to share stories and memories.

    Love,

    Leslie and Trudy

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  21. Tracy & Mike Krunic :

    Cathy, Chadd & Trista … our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.

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  22. Kay (Webb) & Don Coad :

    Dear Cathy & family – We are so shocked & sorry for your sudden loss. Thinking over the many years and while we didn’t see each other often, we have some great memories. Bob and I communicated mostly by email over the past couple years so I always loved your family updates. Wish we would have got that golf game in – Will miss him very much. Love & Hugs from the Coads

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  23. Svava Agustsson :

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.

    Bob will be greatly missed.

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  24. Sandy Kivlehan & Family :

    My deepest condolences to the family. Bob was a wonderful, compassionate boss who had great vision for his company. We will all miss him.

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  25. Amber Douglas :

    My prayers go to your family during this time.

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  26. Nanda Gunaratne :

    Dear Cathy and Family;

    We are so sorry to hear this sad news. Me and my wife both feel we missed a wonderful person. Very compassionate and caring about everything he does.

    His generosity towards Sri Lanka during tsunami time was appreciated by Sri Lankan Community and we have named a new house built with his fund as “Lipsey”.
    He will be remembered for ever.

    Nanda and Swarna Gunaratne

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  27. First of all I wish to extend my deepest condolences to Bob’s family and friends. I am truly sorry for your loss.
    I have been employed at Trans Am for 6 years now. It is a rarity that you get to not only meet the man you work for but also develop a relationship with such a geniune man as well. My fondest memory of Bob is one of my first encounters with him that I will never forget.
    Myself and some of the other warehouse guys were out front of the shop playing basketball at lunch, when Mr. Lipsey pulled up. He stopped and watched us for a short while and then commented how “basketball was a women’s sport” but not in those exact words.
    Taking offense and without thinking of who I was speaking to, I turned around and said, “yeah golfs a real mans sport, lots of contact going on there.” He laughed and went on his way. From that day on being both fans of feminine sports he always addressed me as Josephine and in return I would call him Roberta.
    I have a tremendous amount of respect and adoration for Bob, as do all of his employees. He will be missed but never forgotten.

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  28. Jennifer McGee :

    Cathy,
    We were very sorry to hear of your loss.

    Jenn, Jay & family

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  29. Paul and Terri Jackson :

    We express our belief that family and friends will help all of you make it through this very difficult time. How precious life is. Take heart in the fact that Bob affected hundreds of people in very positive ways. He has left a legacy as evidenced by the number of condolences on this site.

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  30. Jim and Kitty Cook :

    Dear Catherine:

    We are so saddened by Bob’s passing. We will really miss him. We’ve had so many great times together and enjoyed our friendship. He was a thoughtful and kind man. Sorry that we are unable to be with you and your family tomorrow. We will say a special prayer for Bob tomorrow. Our prayers are also with you in this most difficult time. May God give you peace and strength. Love and Hugs, Jim and Kitty

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  31. Gillian and David Fuchs :

    Catherine: We are so very sad and sorry for your loss. There is a poem that I’d like to share, and hope it gives you some strength:

    “Do not stand at my grave and weep;
    I am not there. I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow,
    I am the diamond glints on snow…

    I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
    I am the gentle autumn rain….

    When you awaken in the morning hush,
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight,
    I am the soft stars that shine in the night,
    Do not stand at my grave and cry;
    I am not there. I did not die.”

    Our love and thoughts are with you.

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  32. Helen and Troy Walker :

    Our deepest condolences go out to Bob’s family! I was so saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a wonderful man. I worked at Trans Am for 6 years and he was the best boss anyone could ever ask for. He will be deeply missed by both myself and my husband.

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  33. Cathy, Chadd and Trista,
    Our sincerest sympathies to you all at this very difficult time. May you draw strength from the support of your many friends and family. You continue to be in our thoughts.

    Cathy Sowrey & Craig Broome

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  34. Dena & Bill Lake :

    I was very saddened to hear of Bob’s passing! He was a wonderful man and boss! I worked for Trans Am 14 years ago and I will never forget how kind and generous he was!!! He will not be forgotten!! My condolences go out to his family an friends!!

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  35. Don & Grace Mc Ewen :

    To Cathy & Family–May strength be at your side as you go through this most difficult time. We remember Bob as a true gentleman. Our prayers are with you.

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  36. Lynn and John Rust :

    Dearest Cathy,
    Words cannot express our sadness of losing Bob. He was a wonderful friend and we have so many happy memories of being neighbors and playing golf together. May all your memories and knowing that you are in our hearts and prayers provide some comfort during this very difficult time.
    Love,
    Lynn & John

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  37. Sara MacMaster :

    Dear Cathy, Chadd and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Bob. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts during this difficult time.
    Love
    Sara

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  38. Christina Milaney(nee Pfenghanssl) :

    It’s been many years since we became friends with Bob camping on the beach in Sylvan Lake. One doesn’t forget good times with good friends and so I am saddened to hear that Bob has passed away. My heartfelt condolences go out to you, his family, whom I know must be richer for having had him in your lives.

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  39. Michele, John and Jolene Cummings :

    We are so sad to hear of Bob’s sudden illness and passing. Mere words seem insufficient at such a time as this, but its all we have to convey our deepest sympathy for all your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  40. Natalie and Michael DeFreitas :

    Cathy, Chadd and Trista,
    We are so sorry hear about the passing of Bob. No words can express the experience of grief, but it is clear that Bob’s enigmatic presence will give you comfort and ensure his memory lives on among his family and friends. Our thoughts are with you,
    Natalie and Michael

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  41. Linda Townsend (Andruik) :

    To Bill, Jodi and Family:
    Deepest Sympathy to your immediate and extended Family. May you take comfort in knowing that others share your sorrow.
    Linda

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  42. Judy Deacon and Jack Leslie :

    Cathy and family:
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Brenda was telling me of Bob’s troubles with his health just a week ago. Our deepest sympathy to all of the family. May you gain strength from the love of those who are near.
    Best wishes,
    Judy and Jack

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  43. To: Bill, Jodi and Family:

    Bob, our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Losing someone we love is hard and we feel for you. He is in a better place now, hopefully he will find Uncle Eric on his journey.

    Love, cousin Sandy and Jack and families, and “Auntie Isabel”

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