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Walter Richard Tipton

January 31, 1926 - May 22, 2015


Walt/Dad/Grampa was born on January 31, 1926 in Spiritwood, Sask. In 1946 he and his wife Mavis moved to BC. They settled in Lake Cowichan in the 100 houses and raised their family, Rod (Diane), Wayne (Jan), Wendy (Dorwin).   He had 6 grandchildren, Brandon, Dean (Christina), Dayna (Paul), Stuart (Jen), Nicole, (Riley) and Mike (Lorena).  He had 8 grandchildren, Allie, Keegan, Chase, Wesley, Gwen, Hadley, Kipp and Finn.  Waterskiing was a huge part of the families lives in the late sixties, early seventies.  The boys Rod and Wayne along with Mavis and Walt were out in early spring right through to the late fall.  The LC Ski Club was formed.  Walt worked for many years at WFI in Honeymoon Bay and while there, started fixing outboard motors in his basement until he built up enough work to open up Tipton`s Outboards and built their house on the river.  After a very successful run of selling boats and motors with his son`s Rod and Wayne by his side, night and day,  Walter and Mavis retired. They spent many years down south in Indio/Palm Springs area, golfing, motor bike riding and travelling.  Walt and Mavis spent summers fishing all over the island. There was never any shortage of canned fish for all of the family.  He and Mavis loved to go out and see Wendy and Dorwin and would help out at planting and harvesting time and they would bring cases of canned fish to share.   In 2010, after a very full life, Mavis passed away.  It left a huge void for us all.  Luckily for Walt he found a loving friend in Arlene.  Together they cruised to Alaska and Hawaii.  They spent many hours at dances at the OAP in Duncan and playing bridge.  He found his true love of singing and belonged to a choir.  Life will never be the same without you here.  As per Walt`s request there will be no service. In lieu of flowers a donation to the charity of your choice is appreciated.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Louie Calvori
Relation: former neighbor

My condolences to the Tipton family. Walter was a wonderful neighbor (as was the entire Tipton family) when we were growing up in Lake Cowichan. He was kind, positive, and one of the most energetic people I’ve ever known. 🙂

From: Conrado Cerrer
Relation: close friend

I met Walter and got to know him at one of the campsite and became very good friends. We went crabbing and prawning together, two things that he loves and enjoy doing. I surely will miss his good company!
Our condolences to Walter’s family!

From: Rick Taylor
Relation: Former Neighbour

My condolences to the Tipton family.

Bert & Pat Taylor & family lived beside Walt & Mavis Tipton & family on Arbutus St., in the Hundred Houses in Lake Cowichan.
The year was 1948, the same year I was born.
The 2 families became good friends, always helping each other out when needed.
To this day, I am still friends with Rod, Wendy and Wayne.

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