Kate (Kathleen) Pipko

Nee:  Hooey

December 15, 1954 – May 21, 2021

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Kate Pipko at the age of 66 years after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Kate was predeceased by her parents, William and Kathleen, and her brother Billy.  She leaves to cherish her memory her husband Ken; daughters Katie (Don) and Jody (Zane); grandsons Ryan (Bryanna) and Cameron; sisters Dorothy and Betty and many other family members.

Kate was born in Souris, Manitoba, grew up in Winnipeg and eventually settled down with her family in East Selkirk.  She worked with the Selkirk RCMP detachment through the City of Selkirk for over 25 years.  She enjoyed her work with the RCMP and had the utmost respect and admiration for them.

As a family, we enjoyed many summer vacations at a cabin or travelling throughout the United States.  Kate loved her Casino and winter destination trips with her girlfriends and always had fun stories to share after. Later on in life, she even let Ken join her on her new adventures.  Of all her travels, her favourite destination was relaxing in front of a fire at her cabin on Birch River with her dog Jackson.

Kate has been a generous, devoted, strong and caring Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Friend and will be missed deeply by many.

We would like to thank all the staff at CancerCare Manitoba, with a special thank you to Oncology Nurse McKenzie Jackson who was patient and thoughtful throughout Mom’s journey.

Due to Covid restrictions, a private family service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, Kate would prefer donations to be made to the Autism Society of Manitoba,

 825 Sherbrook St. Winnipeg, MB R3A 1M5.

Condolences may be made on Kate’ s memorial page at www.interlakecremation.ca

Arrangements entrusted to Interlake Cremation & Memorial Services

7 thoughts on “Kate (Kathleen) Pipko

  1. Craig. MacLaughlan

    Our deepest condolences to the family. You have all been very dear to us and we wish we could be with you during these difficult times.
    Craig. Dot. MacLaughlan. Hugs

  2. Carla Provencal

    My deepest sympathy Ken and family. Grief can be so hard but our memories help us cope. Know that those who care for you share your grief and wish you comfort.
    I will truly miss the laughter we shared and Kate’s insights! She was special to Claude and I. I know Claude is hugging her and laughing with her now. Love you all.

  3. Wayne Carnochan

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss
    Wayne Carnochan

  4. Dave Bartmanovich

    Ken I was saddened to hear of your beloved wifes passing. Please accept my deepest condolances… Bartman…

  5. Wayne Cameron

    Am so sorry to hear of Kate’s passing. Worked with her in Selkirk. She was fun, trustworthy reliable and I always looked fwd to work when I knew she was on shift. My deepest condolences to the entire family.

  6. Ken Henschel

    As a volunteer driver for the Cancer Society, I had the pleasure of taking Kate to a number of her treatments and thoroughly enjoyed our visits on the trips. She was a friendly, nice passenger. Condolences to her family from Ken Henschel.

  7. Duane Rohne

    I knew Kate for over 30 years. When I think of the detachment, Kate is never far from my thoughts. Kate loved her time there and was always a good source of local insight.

    Kate led a group of people at the Selkirk RCMP that ranged from overconfident young officers to grisly old vets of all description. Kate understood others misfortune and was quick to express understanding.

    Detachment work exposed all of us to people that life was not kind to or rarely got a break. I will not forget Kate’s humour and dignity. Kate’s fairness while dealing with people at the front desk or in the back office shone through, and for that, she will always have my respect.

    Kate loved Ken, her children, grandchildren and extended family. Kate never failed to tell us about their latest triumph. My condolences to her family, Kate’s passing came far too soon.

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