We sadly announce the passing of Nancy Irene Tipman (nee Lubarsky) on October 24, 2023, in Grande Prairie, AB. Born on June 19, 1931, Nancy was 92 years old at the time of her peacefully departure. She will now be reunited with her loving husband Ken, her two oldest sons John and Jaye, her grandson Shawn, her brothers Dan, Leo, Morris, and Bill, and her numerous predeceased friends. Nancy is survived by her sister Noreen Vanderveen of London, ON, and will be deeply missed by her two oldest daughters Michelle (Eric) Karlzen and Bonnie (Dave) Evans, her son Lee (Sharon) Tipman, her daughter Debby (Randy) Waldron, and her youngest son Trace (Karen) Tipman. She leaves behind 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren who will forever cherish her kind and loving nature, as well as her culinary skills, particularly her crispy apple pie, no bake cookies, and cabbage rolls.
Nancy was born in Foothills, AB, to Mike and Esther Lubarsky. She spent her early years in the ‘house on the hill’ in Edson, AB. At the age of 16, she met Ken Tipman, who became the love of her life. Throughout their marriage, Nancy dedicated herself to caring for Ken and their family, while instilling in them the values of compassion and kindness that she exemplified her entire life. Nancy and Ken resided in various places including Mercoal, AB, Luscar, AB, Edson, AB, Camrose, AB, and Fairview, AB, where they settled in 1970. In September 2022, Nancy moved into an adult care facility, where she remained until her passing.
Nancy’s love for nature and family was evident in everything she did. She cultivated a deep appreciation for the outdoors in her children, and family always held a special place in her heart. During their time in Fairview, Nancy and Ken developed a passion for square dancing and organized gatherings for Peace Country dancers across Canada. Another of Nancy’s great passions was her impressive flower beds. People soon became aware that a visit to Nancy’s house meant witnessing spectacular gardens and enjoying her warm hospitality, accompanied by delicious homemade treats. Nancy believed that her flowers had the power to uplift and make people feel good. This was a testament to her caring and nurturing spirit, and it perfectly illustrated who Nancy was.
As Nancy Tipman embarks on her heavenly journey, she will undoubtedly continue spreading the ideals of caring, kindness, and consideration that our world desperately needs. To express condolences, please visit http://www.oliversfuneralhome.com.