Lipsett, Albert James 'Ab'

Ab Lipsett passed away peacefully after a two year battle with cancer on Sunday, March 21, 2021 surrounded by the love of family and the gentle care at Chapman House Hospice in Owen Sound.

He was born on the Irish Block in Sydenham Township on October 9, 1933; Albert ‘Ab’ was the eldest son of the late Albert and Elsie (nee Hood) Lipsett.

He was the much loved brother of Cliff Lipsett (late Gail), Donna Shortt (Jim), and was predeceased by his sister Jacquleen Hendry (late Eric).

Ab was predeceased by his beloved wife of more than 36 years, Lois (nee Saunders) Lipsett, in 2005.   He will be fondly remembered and missed by his partner Linda Crandall.  He was the proud step father of seven children and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

God must have needed a special angel when he called on Ab, an honest, hardworking man, capable at many trades, farming, carpentry, snowplowing and gardening.   He helped so many people in so many ways.  Ab will be missed by all who knew him.

A private family service will be conducted at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Residential Hospice Grey Bruce ‘Chapman House’ or a charity of your choice would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.   www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

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A private family service will be conducted at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford.

Donations: Residential Hospice Grey Bruce ‘Chapman House’ or a charity of your choice
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Robert Gardner
    Monday, March 22, 2021

    for Donna and the rest of the family.
    I have known Ab through the association with the Lipsett family starting with Linzie gardner and then Tony Gardner, I have known Ab since I was a child.
    Always entertaining to talk with him over the years.
    I never actually thought about what age he was but he has had a rich life with friends and family.
    He will be missed.

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    1. Donna shortt
      Tuesday, March 23, 2021

      Thank you Rob we will miss him. Yes Lindsay, Torrance and you guys were all at times a very important part of AB’s life.

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  2. Anne Marie OBrien
    Monday, March 22, 2021

    It was my pleasure to know Ab through our mutual friend, the late Wilda Coffin. He was a very kind man with a happy disposition and a lovely smile. My condolences to all.
    Sincerely,
    Anne Marie OBrien

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  3. Dennis Brenda
    Monday, March 22, 2021

    for Donna and rest of the family . He was a great guy to work with and to do a job for you. I worked many a spots with him . we are thinking of you all .

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  4. Evelyn Luongo
    Monday, March 22, 2021

    We are so sorry for your loss. It is never easy to get over a loss so great. Our condolences go out to the whole family and friends. You will forever be in our prayers.

    Evelyn and Tino Luongo

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  5. Kevin Wiley
    Monday, March 22, 2021

    So sorry to hear of Ab’s passing , my condolences, he was a great friend whom I could always count on for a hand in carpentry or fence building to even having time to do some plowing for me . When our children were small it was a treat to go to Ab and Lois’s to pick out our christmas tree. We had the pleasure of talking several times on the phone over the past months remembering times spent working on projects. These memories won’t fade away anytime soon. He will be greatly missed.

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  6. Leone Allan
    Monday, March 22, 2021

    Cliff. Donna, Linda & families

    We are sorry to read about the passing of our cousin Ab. We spent many days with the family when they lived next door to us. Lots of memories on the farm and later when they moved to Meaford. Always willing to lend a hand. Ab will be missed
    Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
    Leone, Brenda, Roy , Lorne and our families

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  7. Joan McIntyre
    Tuesday, March 23, 2021

    Thinking of the family Sending sincere condolences and prayers to all

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  8. Glen, Alison, Ian & Mason McGuire
    Tuesday, March 23, 2021

    We’re so sorry to hear of Ab’s passing. He and Lois were wonderful friends and neighbours to us next door on Centre Street. Ab was always willing to lend a hand or the use of his wood shop for little projects. We well remember our oldest Ian hearing the little tractor start up and wanting to ride around the yard with Ab. Our sincerest condolences, Ab will be missed and remembered fondly – he was a good one for sure.

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    1. Donna Shortt
      Wednesday, March 24, 2021

      An had a lot of memories of you guys! Loved your boys and shared friendship. We will miss him

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  9. Melissa Smith
    Tuesday, March 23, 2021

    So sorry to hear that Ab has passed away. He was a wonderful neighbour on Centre St. Whether he was clearing snow in our driveway or disking up the soil in our garden he always wore a smile. He loved to tease and took time to chat when walking by their home. Our condolences to the Staves Family

    Marlene Smith and Family

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  10. Martha Gandier
    Tuesday, March 23, 2021

    Ab worked on our family farm for many years. Working for my Dad meant taking on a wide variety of jobs, from building a turnip storage to repairing irrigation systems. Somewhere I have photos of Ab working with Jim Shortt, figuring out how to use a new piece of equipment. They usually ate lunch with us, and there were always laughs when Ab was around. I hadn’t seen him for 50 years when I heard the news of his passing, but I remember him well enough to know the pain his family and dear ones must be feeling. My sincere condolences to Ab’s family and friends

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    1. Donna Shortt
      Wednesday, March 24, 2021

      Wow Martha Ab would love to hear this! I made sure Jim Shortt heard this memory! They had a lot of memories of the farm your Dad and you and family thanks.

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  11. Brian Potts
    Tuesday, March 23, 2021

    Many fond memories for both Louise and I of him coming work up the garden for the season

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    1. Donna shortt
      Wednesday, March 24, 2021

      Thanks Brian and Louise. It was nice to see Louise recently appreciate your comments.

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  12. David sled
    Tuesday, March 23, 2021

    Dear Donna,

    We are very sorry for the loss of your brother. It appears he was well thought of and will be fondly remembered by many in our area.

    Our sincere condolences.

    David and Kathy Sled

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    1. Donna Shortt
      Wednesday, March 24, 2021

      Thank you he was a good guy and we will miss him.

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  13. Sherry Sutton Pottage
    Tuesday, March 23, 2021

    Our deepest sympathy to Ab’s family. Not only was Ab, Dad’s cousin but also his friend and as a kid, I always liked it when he would visit. He did the chores for Dad when he had pneumonia and pleurisy which was a great help at the time.

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    1. Donna shortt
      Wednesday, March 24, 2021

      Yes Sherry Ab and Orval were close. They had lots of happy memories shared. Thanks for the memories.

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  14. Don and Betty Idle
    Tuesday, March 23, 2021

    Out thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss, Linda. May the happy memories give you hope for a happier tomorrow.
    Our love and sympathy,
    Don and Betty Idle

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    1. Donna shortt
      Wednesday, March 24, 2021

      Linda and family say thank you

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  15. Ron Lipsett
    Wednesday, March 24, 2021

    We extend our condolences to you at this time of loss. Ab and his father farmed across the road from us and often in the late 50’s Ab helped out on our farm. We purchased this farm from Ab and his Dad in the 60’s and still call it the Ab Lipsett farm today. Lot’s of great memories.

    Ron and Louise Lipsett

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    1. Donna shortt
      Wednesday, March 24, 2021

      Thank you Ron and Louise we will miss this guy! Recently I told him I was going to ask you if we could get some stones from the old barn and thought would be a nice thing in our garden he helped with! One day soon I will drop to see you guys.

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  16. lois and Harold Bumstead
    Wednesday, March 24, 2021

    To all the family we give our sincere condolences. We knew Ab and Lois when they lived on Center street in Meaford and had many a Bar B Q with them and later when he moved to Owen Sound we had a lot of card games at the Derby Pioneer Club.. Always a fun time with him He will be missed by all who knew him

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    1. Donna shortt
      Wednesday, March 24, 2021

      Ab had a lot of great memories shared with you both! We will miss him, he was my rock. Lois and he had a good life together with the ups and downs and then he met Linda and she was a good companion. Thank you for sharing with us

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  17. Hilda & Dave Swailes
    Wednesday, March 24, 2021

    Cliff ,Donna ,Linda I will miss Ab as I talked to him at the parking lot quite often he always had a smile and something funny to talk about RIP my dear cousin

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  18. Dale Emmerson
    Saturday, March 27, 2021

    condolences to Linda and Carol for your loss RIP Ab .

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