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Born: Jan 12, 1932

Date of Passing: Jan 06, 2020

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January 12, 1932 - January 6, 2020

With regret, we announce the passing of Rome. He passed away peacefully on January 6, 2020, five days before his 88th birthday, at the Grace Hospital, following a hard fought battle with COPD.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Janice (Stewart); daughter Jo-Anne Lutz (Harold Nyhof); son Ron Lipp; grandsons, Evan and William Lutz; along with his sisters, Barbara Tario, Evelyn Kennedy (Ross) and Joan Typa (Eugene).
Rome was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Albina Lipp; brother Frank; and sisters, Mary Schnell, Theresa Boivin, Margaret Maursin, Verna Panchuk, Lillian Owens and Bernice Knockaert.
Rome was born in Holdfast, SK, lived in Regina, SK, Morden, MB, then moved to Winnipeg. Employed by the City of Winnipeg, Finance Accounting for 35 years, retired at age 53, followed by a post-retirement job at the Curtis Hotel, beer vendor. After retirement, Rome took up daily swimming at the Concordia Pool for over 30 years.
His funeral will be held on Tuesday, January 14, at 1:30 p.m., in the chapel of Voyage Funeral Home, 220 Hespeler Ave. at Henderson Highway.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Siloam Mission in Rome's memory.

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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 11, 2020

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Sorry that I did not get by to go for coffee but I know you Ron, and Bill will keep a spot open for me till I get there. RIP Romeo. - Posted by: Jim (Freind) on: Jan 12, 2020

  • We got to know Uncle Rome and Auntie Jan about 15 years ago. Since then we developed a good relationship and we are greatfull to spend time with the them and their family. Our sincere condolences to Auntie Jan, Jo-Anne, Harold, Ron, Evan and Will. Rest In Peace Uncle Rome. - Posted by: Lori and Andy Chartrand (Niece) on: Jan 11, 2020

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