WILLIAM (BILL) KIPKIE
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of William (Bill) Kipkie at Mississauga Hospital on October 8, 2022 after a brief illness.
Bill was born in Regina, SK on February 3, 1946 and spent most of his early life in Kingston, ON where he later attended Queen’s University and graduated with a BSc and PhD in Physical Chemistry. In 1970, he joined INCO (now Vale Canada) and had a varied and interesting career with the company until his retirement in 2008. He held positions in Process Technology, ITSL, Production Planning, Plant Management and Marketing.
Bill will be greatly missed by Janet, his beloved wife of 53 years, his cherished sons Craig (Anne) of Calgary, AB and Scott (Kristin) of Hills, BC and his five amazing grandchildren, Justin, Ayla, Owen, Raya and Mason. He will also be remembered by his sister, Heather (John Bailey), his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Margaret and Peter Madott, nephews, Michael Madott (Amy), Adam Madott (Sharlyn) and their children plus many cousins across Canada.
Bill was predeceased by his parents, Mac and Bud Kipkie, his parents-in-law, Alva and Harold Skead, and his sister-in-law, Karen Skead.
In retirement, Janet and Bill enjoyed extensive travel with many trips to BC and Alberta to spend time with family. Bill’s membership at the Credit Valley Golf Club provided many opportunities to improve his golf game and develop good friendships. A second hole in one (56 years after the first) was the highlight of 2021. A golf trip to Scotland in May reinforced his love of the game. A keen interest in family history led to hours of research and culminated in a book to record the results. White water canoeing was also a passion and many canoe trips were done in the spring and fall. A canoe trip on the Nahanni River with his son Scott was a special experience. For the past eight years, participation on the board of their condo provided new challenges.
The family cottage outside Kenora, ON was the place for many relaxing vacations, construction projects and provided the perfect opportunity to pass along his canoeing skills to his sons and grandchildren.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in his memory to Trillium Health Partners Foundation or a charity of your choice.
In keeping with Bill’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral or memorial service. A family gathering will be held at a later date. Please share a memory or send a message of condolence for Bill’s family at www. SkinnerandMiddlebrook.com.