It is with great sadness that the Chippin family announces the passing of Harry Chippin, Saturday, Dec.30, 2017 after a brief battle with cancer.
Harry was born in Fredericton, May 1, 1924 to the late Dora and Simon Chippin.
Loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Harry is survived by his sister Betty Rosenzweig, sisters–in-law Valerie Chippin, Alice Aronson, Ann Aronson (Jack), son Gordon (Alice), daughter Marilyn Kaufman (Seymour) and their four children, Alexis (Warren Lacusta), their children Paeyton and Mercedes, Joanna Kaufman, Allison Kaufman, and Karen Striker (Ron), son David (Gail) and their sons Sam, Dennis and Mitchell, son Arthur (Janet) and their sons Alexander and Zachary and many nieces and nephews.
Pre-deceased by his beloved wife Sheila, brothers Max, Joseph and Bernard (Mike), sisters–in–law Lillian, Jenny, brothers–in–law Murray Aronson, Bernard Aronson and wife Pauline.
Harry came from humble beginnings, a self-made man with a strong work ethic instilled in him by his father. He used to say that if you had your health and five cents more than you needed, you were a rich man. The Victory Meat Market, begun by his father Simon in 1939, became an integral part of his life when later, he and his brother Bernard (Mike), together, took over the business. He could almost always be found at the Victory talking to the customers out front and in later years out back at the desk in the office. He was proud to see the family business span four generations.
A well-known figure in the Fredericton community, Harry liked people and he loved life, an optimist who always viewed the glass as being half full. He was easy going and good natured with a great sense of humour. Married to his beloved wife Sheila for almost 68 years, he enjoyed the simple things in life. He valued time spent with his family, the Sunday afternoon drives, watching horse races at the Frex and playing cards. He was able to bridge the age gap successfully with his children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren. He was a whiz at doing mental math and so, was held in high esteem by those needing help to complete math homework. Finding success in both his personal and business life, he was very generous in offering support to those in need of a helping hand.
Harry was a strong supporter and a member in good standing of the Sgoolai Israel Synagogue. In his earlier years he was a member of the Young Men’s Hebrew Association Bowling Team. He was a member of the Fredericton B’nai Brith Lodge. As well, he served in the Canadian Armed Forces.
Funeral services will be held at J.A. McAdam Memorial Chapel, York St. on Monday, Jan. 1st, 2018 at 10:30 AM. Interment to follow at the Sgoolai Israel Synagogue Cemetery.
A special thank you to the care workers at Bayshore, the staff at Windsor Ct. and the nurses from the extra-mural program.
Memorial donations can be made to the Jewish National Fund of Canada (firstname.lastname@example.org), the Sgoolai Israel Synagogue, Fredericton (www.jewishfredericton.com) or Fredericton Hospice.