Heinrich (Henry) William Tippenhauer
Sep 2, 1928 to August 31, 2010
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Heinrich (Henry) Tippenhauer on the 31st of August 2010 two days shy of his 82nd birthday. He passed quietly with his wife Marlis of 55 years at his side after a courageous battle with cancer.
Henry immigrated to Canada in 1956 and was joined shortly after by his wife Marlis. They both settled in Pioneer Gold mine and then to Black Creek on Vancouver Island. Both Henry and Marlis commuted back and forth from Black Creek to Bute Inlet for two years due to Henry’s job as a heavy duty mechanic. Henry was very proud of being a heavy duty mechanic and was trained in Bosch in Germany before coming to Canada. He worked for Elk River Timber for 32 years and retired in 1988. He enjoyed his retirement with his hobbies, which included fishing, camping, and rebuilding or tinkering on motorcycles.
He is survived by his wife Marlis, son Roy, daughter in law Carla and grandchildren Nicole and Amy. Henry was fortunate to have numerous friends in Black Creek over the years and cherished them very much. He also has numerous relatives in Germany whom he kept in contact with over the years.
The family would like to thank Dr. McFadden and all of the home care nurses who attended to him during his illness, especially Monica and Sandy. They would also like to thank Dr. Samphire in Victoria.
A celebration of life will take place on September 11th, 2010 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Salmon Point Restaurant and Pub. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society in his name would be appreciated.