Jippes, Albertus “Al”, age 81, passed away at Queens General Hospital, Liverpool, on Friday, February 20th, 2015 with his family by his side.
Born in Assen, Holland on February 2, 1934 to the late Jacob and Dina (Lanting) Jippes,
Al immigrated to Canada when he was nineteen arriving at Pier 21 in Halifax onboard the S.S. Groote Beer on March 26, 1953. Al served thirty years as a “stoker” in the Royal Canadian Navy, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer in 1986. He moved to his beloved “Goose Hills” and became a lobster fisherman for many years, before retiring for a second time.
Al met Bonnie (Bonita Burgess) at a dance in Halifax during the fall of 1956 and they were married on July 12, 1958 in Port Mouton. Al and Bonnie have two daughters, Rika (Brian) Bolivar, of Liverpool, Nova Scotia and Belinda (Michael) Doyle, of Kingston, Ontario; five grandchildren, Jillian Payton, Whitney Payton, Allen Wolfe, Justin Wolfe, Christian Wilkins; two great-grandchildren, Kaden and Lincoln Roy. Al also leaves behind one brother, Bennie; four sisters, Rika Trip, Marge (Jan) Steenbergen, Alie Blaauw and Jopie (Roel) Huizing and their families in Holland.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. At Al’s request, there will be no visitation or service. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to the Soldier On Fund (cfmws.com). Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Our families extend our sympathies in your time of loss.
I am so very sorry that Al has died.We think and speak of you so very often. We wanted so much to make another trip but it didn’t happen.
If you can ever get away please come see us.We have a place in Phillips,Maine.
All our Love to you and Your Children
Love,Al and Joyce
Peggy and Richard Hatt
Dear Rika .Richard and I would like to express our heartfelt sympathies on the passing of your Dad. May the love and support of your family and many friends carry you through this difficult time . Sincerely , Peggy and Richard
So very sorry for your loss Bonnie and girls. So sad to lose a dear one. Please find comfort in the days ahead.
Karina and Jerry Krafft
Very sorry for your loss, Belinda
Dear Bonnie and Rika,
So sorry for your loss, sincerely , Tish.
Colleen and Timothy Roy
Dear Bonnie , Rika, and Belinda
Extending our deepest sympathy to you at this difficult time. You are in our prayers.
My condolences to the family , Al will be greatly missed. xxoo
John and Donna Murray
Rita …. We want to extend to you and your family our sincere condolences for your loss. Trusting that good memories will help you at this time.
John and Donna
Hi Bonnie, we were so surprised and sorry to hear the news about Al. Our thoughts are with you and the family.
Very sorry to hear from my mother Rika that uncle Al (oom Bertus) has died.
I met Bonny and uncle Al only once. Both very Nice persons.
Bonny, all our love to you and Your children. Wish you all à lot of strength in this difficult time.
Jan. Of course also from Rika, Ina, Jacob, Mirjam and the children
Ernie & Barb Himmelman
Hi Bonnie and family, we were so surprised and feel so sorry for your loss when we heard about Al. Our prayers and thoughts for the family..
Dave and Jewel Wilson
Dear Bonnie and family. We are so sorry to hear of your great loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sadness.We were both surprised and saddened of this loss. Let family and friends carry you through this terrible time. Hugs to all of you.
Bonnie and Family
Sorry to hear of Als’ passing. My thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.
John Theriau & Patty Peach
Dear Bonnie & family
We are sorry to hear of Al’s passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. John
Bonnie, Rika and Belinda,
So sorry to hear about the passing of Al . My sincerest condolences to everyone.
Sincerely Emily (White) Fralic
Terry and Cathey Cranton
To Bonnie and family ,So sorry to hear of Al’s passing . Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time . Please call us if we can help in any way .
Bonnie and family , so sorry for the loss of your loved one. May the memories of Al help you find peace for your rough days ahead. Thinking of you prayers and thoughts are being sent to you all.
Bonnie, Rika and Belinda,
I am so sorry for your loss. I only met Al a couple of times but he was truly a very nice man and he will be missed by all. Hugs and love to all.
Dale and Suzanne Verge
Bonnie and family ….so sorry to hear of Al passing …our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family …
Peter & Joanie Davies
sending our condolences for the loss of your dad. Keep the memories close to your heart. God Bless.
To Bonita and Family
So sorry for your loss . I didn’t know Al but wish to express my sincere condolences to you and your family . You were so good to me Bonita when my Mom was sick and your Mom was her room mate at Queens General . Thinking of you . Sincerely Brenda Lawrence
Marie & Carl Davis
Dear Bonnie, Rika , Belina. Our heart is heavy with news of Al’s passing. We had not known him for that long but in that short time he became a precious link in our chain of friends. Our love and prayers go out to you and your family and hope your memories of him will comfort you in this time of sorrow. He will always surround you with his love in spirit.
sylvia verge forbes
Dear bonnie;’ im so sorry to hear of al’s passing; i know how it feels; take care and remember the good times; R I P AL’
Dawn Harrington Roberton
So sorry to read of the passing of your Dad. Thinking of you.
Susan & Kennny Roy
Bonnie, Rika, Belinda and families, So very sorry to hear of Al’s passing. Thinking of you all at this time. Belinda, I certainly have fond and happy memories of time spent with you and your family . Treasure all the wonderful memories you have .
Thinking of you, with sincere sympathy, Susan & Kenny
Dear Rika, So very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Take care.
Dear Bonnie, Rika, Belinda and families.
Please accept my condolences on your loss.
Thinking of you all at this sad time.
Pat (Rafuse) Patterson
Leon & Norma Robertson
Rika We are so sorry for your sad news. Please pass on our condolences to your family. Keeping you in our prayers.
Leon & Norma Robertson
Diane and Ian Munro
Dear Rika: Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. We will be thinking of you in the days ahead. Just remember the good times with your Dad. Love, Diane and Ian
LEWIS AND VICKI CONRAD
BONNIE,RIKA, BELINDA AND FAMILIES
SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS PLEASE ACCEPT OUR CONDOLENCES.TREASURE ALL THE MEMORIES FOR THEY CAN NOT BE TAKEN AWAY
LEWIS AND VICTORIA CONRAD
ALLAN AND CAROL DAVIS
BONNIE,RIKA,BELINDA AND FAMILIES
SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS
HOPE ALL IS WELL PLEASE ACCEPT OUR CONDOLENCES AT THIS SAD TIME TREASURE ALL THE WONDERFUL MEMORIES AND KEEP THEM CLOSE TO YOUR HEART HEAVEN HAS GAINED ANOTHER ANGEL
ALLAN AND CAROL DAVIS
Robert & Sally Fader
Dear Bonnie & family:
So sorry to read of Al’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.
Pamela, Wayne and Paige Mansfield and Marion Bolivar
Dear Bonnie, Rika, Belinda and familys, We are sending along our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Cherish the good times and treasure your memories. Love to you all.
Edith and Beatle Robart
To Bonnie and family, we were so sorry to hear of Al’s passing. Know you are all in our prayers.
Belinda & family, so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time and wishing you peace.
So sad to hear that uncle Bertus is passing.
Our sympathy goes out to our Canadian family, especially to Aunt Bonny, Rika and Belinda.
We are thinking of you all and wish you all the strength that you need.
Love Diana, Marco, Esther and Tom
Susan and Allan Aylesworth
Belinda – sending heartfelt sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your dad. May your memories carry you through this very difficult time. Thinking of you all.
Susan and Allan
Howard & Charlotte Callahan
Rika, we were very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing.
We wish to extend our deepest sympathy
Jim & Jennie Himmelman
Dear Bonnie and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss,Al was such a nice guy.
Our prayers are with you and may you find strength as each day comes.
We are both so sorry. We will keep you in our thoughts at this most difficilt time.
Jane and Roy
Rika & Belinda, so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing.My thoughts are with you and yours at this sad time.
HOLLIS BOWERS & RALPH BAKER
DEAR BONNIE , RIKA, BELINDA , WE WERE VERY SHOCK TO HEAR OF AL,S PASSING WE SEND OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO YOU , AND ALL THE FAMILY WE SHALL NEVER FOR GET HIM MAY.YOUR MEMORIES CARRY YOU THROUGH THIS VERY DIFFCULT TIME OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYS ARE WITH YOU AT THIS SAD TIME R.I.P.
Doug and Tracey Bowers
To the family very sorry to hear for your loss thinking of you all may God to be with you all at this difficult time. Hugs to you all . <3
Doug and Tracey Bowers
To the family very sorry to hear for your loss thinking of you all may God to be with you all at this difficult time. Hugs to you all .
Bonnie and family,
So sorry to hear about your loss ,my deepest sympathy Dale and jim smith
Bonnie and Family,
I was saddened to hear of Al’s passing. I sailed with him on HMCS Agonquin and knew him very well. He was a great Shipmate and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.
My sincerest condolences and prayers are with you at this sad time.
You are not alone in your sorrows.
Gordon & Wendy MacAdams
Bonnie & family
We were so sorry to hear of your recent loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts at this difficult time.
marilyn and fred clarke
Bonnie, Belinda & Rika:
It was with shock and sadness that we heard of Al’s passing. Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time.
Everyone who knew him share in your loss.
Marilyn & Fred
Rika & Family, sorry for your loss, thinking of you.
Atlantic Chief & Petty Officers Association
Dear Bonnie and Family;
Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. As he crosses the bar; we hope the wonderful memories that you and Al have made together will help you through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Dear Bonnie & family. I was shocked to read of Als passing in the paper today. I sure know the feeling of losing a husband. Hold on to the wonderful memories. Love & caring thoughts are with you at this difficult time. My sincere condolences. Hugs from Rachel
Lynn and Michael Coward
Bonnie, Rika, Belinda and family. Very sorry to hear about Al’s passing. He was a lovely man. Our thoughts are with all of you.
Bonnie,and family,So sorry for loss,my deepest sympathy,
I met Al on the Iroquois in 1980. He was good to us junior guys and treated us more than fair. I hope he knew that. I invite you to check out HMCS Iroquois past and current members on Facebook. There (over the next few weeks) you’ll see stories and the like from former shipmates of his. They are always nice to read and you’ll get to see good things and stories that you may not have known about him. Truly a great man.
Bonnie, Rika, Belinda and family
My condolences go out to all of you at this difficult time. He will be missed.
Bella (Annie) and Jordan Oickle, Bernie Roy
Bonnie, Rika,Belinda and families
So sorry to hear a Al’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. R.I.P. Al
He was a great guy and shipmate always had a smile no matter what was going on. RIP my friend condolences to your family.
My deepest sympathies Bonnie,Rika,Belinda and families.I have good childhood memories living next door to you guys in Shannon park that I will always cherish. Al was a great man,RIP AL
Bert Jippes (Assen, the Netherlands)
My condoleances for the whole family to the death of our cousin Bertus. I still remember him, but that was a long time ago. He visited the Netherlands again somewhere in the fifties. I was a child then.
I remember him as a funny man full of life and having a big sense of humor.
I was called after the same grandfather. (Our father was his younger brother Geert.)
All the best and warm wishes to our Canadian family branch.
Klaas, Jaap, Jan and Bert
Walter and Sherri Miller
Bonnie,Rika and all the family. Our condolences to you and all the family at this sad time.
Cheryl and Bill Bouges
Bonnie, Belinda and Rika,
Sorry to hear of Al’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Hold the good memories close to your heart.
Cheryl and Bill Bouges
Ruth Anne Zwicker
Rika and family, So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you. Take care.
Mark Blaauw (Klazienaveen, Netherlands)
My condoleances for you all to the loss of Bertus, my uncle far away in Canada.
Thank you for showing the pictures above. It’s a fine memory.
Our condolences to all the family. Love Carla, Lisa and Babette
Bonnie Rika and Belinda
So very sorry to hear of Al’s passing. My thoughts are with you in the months to come. Xoxox
My condolences to all of you. I knew Al when we both served in the navy. May God comfort you.
Ruth and Gary Sabean
We are soooo saddened to hear of the loss of your Father. Please know we send you much love, many prayers, as many tissues and hugs as it takes…..
Love and Prayers,
Ruth & Gary:(….
Barb and Phillip MacDonald
Bonnie and family.So sorry to hear that Al passed away.Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Donnie & Brenda
Dear Bonnie,Rika,Belinda & Family,So sorry to hear of Al’s Passing.Our Thoughts & Prayers are with you All. HUGS
Dear Bonnie,Rika,Belinda and Families, So sorry for your loss, you are in my prayers, take care of each other.
I’m so sorry for your family’s loss Belinda. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
My thoughts are with you all in your time of sorrow.
Dear Bonnie Rika and Belinda so sorry for your loss .My thoughts and prayer are with you
Brenda and Brian Mckinnon
Dear Bonnie, Rika ,and Belinda so sorry for your loss .My thoughts and prayer are with you
Dear Bonnie,Rika ,and Belinda,
My sympathies to each of you during this sad time.I know you have been through a difficult time. Treasure your memories and may you have comfort in this way.
Sailed in Fraser with Al in the ’60’s. Many good memories of this gentle man. Best wishes to the family.
Berta van den Berge-Bijlsma
A few days ago we received the anouncement indicating that our Canadian cousin Bertus Jippes has passed away. Therefore our condoleances to his wife Bonnie and his daughters Rika and Belinda and his grandchildren.
We saw the pictures on the site. It was very impressive and fine to see.
In the name of Kasper, Rika, Antje and Berta Bijlsma from the Neterlands. Our mother was Geertruida Wemelina Jippes, she was a sister of Jaap Jippes.
Dear family, sorry for you’re loss. Many years ago i gave Al a ride from his family in Assen to the Amsterdam Harbour. His ship was there and he introduced me to his collegues and showed me the ship. He was very proud of his job and I remember him as a very nice and decent person. I wish you for now and the future strength. Harry, brother (in law) Jopie and Roel
Lorraine MacGowan & Family
Dear Bonnie, Rika, Belinda and family,
I am so sorry to read of Al’s passing. What a beautiful photo video you have given us. So many beautiful stories and memories behind those smiles. God bless and take care in this time of sorrow.