LEIPPI, Fred Donald
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August 21, 1933 - November 16, 2012
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Fred Leippi. He went to be with the Lord and be reunited with his father Frederick and mother Helen Leippi. Fred was born in Lajord, Saskatchewan. He had various business holdings from hotel ownership to commercial and and residential. Fred was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. Many memories were made while out on his boat, the Wailea, where fishing and crabbing became a yearly adventure. Many laughs and wonderful memories were created and were always shared around the kitchen table or the campfire. Family was the most important aspect of Fred's life. He took being a grandfather and great-grandfather to the highest level that was possible. He went to great lengths to attend family camping trips throughout his short illness. His sense of humour was always encouraged and expected. Many family gatherings always had laughs and various stories being remembered by all. Fred is survived by his loving wife Lois, and three children: Cindy (Dave) Roddick, Michael (Rhonda) Leippi, Fred Jr. (Corrie) Leippi. Also survived by nine grandchildren: Justin, Ashleigh (Cory) Wills; Lana (Halden) Webber; Samantha, Steven, Kaylee, Jacob, Lexi and Ava; four great-grandchildren Jake, Jordan, Brooklynn and David. Fred is also survived by his two sisters Delores and Arlene. It is with heartfelt joy that Fred will be able to fullfill his role of a great-grandfather to little Alise who passed away three weeks earlier.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Nov. 24, 2012