Marion Doreen Pippy (nee Henderson)



Marion Doreen Pippy (née Henderson)


November 24, 1927 – April 26, 2009

In Loving Memory


Marion passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, April 26, 2009 at the age of 81 with her loving son, Don at her side.

Marion was born on November 24 in Toronto, Ontario to William and Jane Henderson. She and her six siblings grew up just south of Bloor Street in Toronto. Marion lost a sister and brother in childhood of scarlet fever and meningitis. It was devastating to Marion and affected her for the rest of her life.

In her teen years in “Toronto the Good”, Marion and her sister Jean would go to church dances where she met and later married her true love, Albert Pippy, her husband of 55 years. With Al working as the Western Canada Sales Manager for US Steel, Marion was pivotal as a true partner in his success and was always by his side. Throughout the years Al and Marion enjoyed the new opportunities and friendships made while living in Montreal, Toronto, Windsor, Winnipeg and Calgary. In their later years, Al and Marion traveled to Scotland, England, Victoria and Hawaii as well as many other areas visiting family and friends.

After her husband’s death in 2006, Marion returned to Winnipeg for a few years. After suffering a stroke in December, 2008, Marion moved to Prince George where she settled in at Schaffer Residence. She enjoyed her last few months in this quiet and comfortable home near her son Don.

Marion was a loving wife, mother, grandma, aunt, sister and friend. She will live in our hearts forever.

Marion is survived by her children Cathy Engstrom; Joan Moore; Laura Huber (Matthew); Don Pippy (Monique); grandchildren Megan and Michael Engstrom; Matthew and Daniel Moore; Bennett and Carter Huber; Steven, Leah and William Pippy; sister Jean Orr (Tom) and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends in both Canada and Scotland. Marion was predeceased by her husband Albert.