Marlis Grete Helen Tippenhauer

April 1933 – September 2013

Marlis Grete Helen Tippenhauer passed away on September 29th, 2013 at her home in Black Creek, B.C. Gracing the world with her presence on April 17th, 1933 in Hildesheim, Germany, Marlis developed a passion for swimming, sewing and culinary arts. Later on in her teenage years, she apprenticed and became a Seamstress, a talent she continued to utilize throughout her entire life, making beautiful clothing for herself as well as her entire family. Marlis married the “love of her life”, Henry Tippenhauer, on December 17th, 1955. In 1956, the two newlyweds ventured to British Columbia to begin a new life together. They first arrived in Pioneer Goldmine, then at Southgate Camp eventually settling in Black Creek, where they built a beautiful home. Marlis happily remained at her home for the rest of her life. The happy couple were blessed with a son, Roy, in 1960.

When they weren’t working hard taking care of their home, they were camping, fishing or skiing at Forbidden Plateau, activities they continued to take part in for many years. Roy married his wife, Carla and had two children, Nicole and Amy, who Marlis was incredibly proud of. Later on in life, Marlis enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, swimming, camping, gardening, taking care of her dog and baking/cooking the most delicious food to have ever touched your taste buds. Marlis was kind, caring, generous, warm and loving and was always there for her family. The lives of those who were lucky enough to know and spend time with her will forever be changed. She is survived by her son, daughter-in-law and two granddaughters, who will miss her greatly.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Black Creek Recreation Center (Black Creek Hall) on Sunday November 3rd from 1pm to 4 pm. Refreshments will be served. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your favorite charity in Marlis’ name.


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