Mary Tipper

Mary Tipper

Mary Elizabeth Tipper


1919 – 2013

It is with deep sorrow that the family of Betty Tipper announces her passing on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the Kimberley Special Care Home, “The Pines” at 94 years of age.

Betty was born on September 22, 1919 in Salmon Arm, British Columbia. She worked for many years as a bookkeeper at Fabro Building Supply and also at the Kimberley Medical Society. In her spare time, Betty volunteered at the Thrift Shop and enjoyed golfing, dancing and bowling. Her greatest joy was her family. She took great pleasure visiting her family and friends at the coast as well as those locally, welcoming them into her home. Betty was the ultimate grandmother and will be fondly remembered.

Betty is survived by her son Doug Brenton, sister Dorothy (Jim) Cairns of Cobble Hill, BC, sister-in-law Audrey Osterloh of Invermere, BC, step-children Gail (Allan) Johnson of Okotoks, AB, and Gary Tipper of Kimberley, BC, her grandchildren Ashlin Tipper of Squamish, BC, Ben Tipper of Burnaby, BC and Darcy (Glenys) Johnson of Fernie, BC, great grandchild Maddox Johnson of Fernie, BC, her special friend Velma Peter of Kimberley, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her mother Mary Vickers, her brother Charles Osterloh, her first husband Basil “Bud” Brenton and her second husband Ken Tipper.

At Betty’s request, there will be no funeral service.

Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.

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