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Born: Dec 15, 1954

Date of Passing: May 21, 2021

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(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 CanceCare 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 Street, Winnipeg, MB R3A 1M5.

Condolences may be left
on Kate's memorial page at

Arrangements entrusted to:
Interlake Cremation & Memorial Services

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 29, 2021

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • Ken and Family, Pat and I would like to send our sincere condolences. Kate was a wonderful lady who was always smiling and loved to laugh. She was a mother figure at work for many of us. She was always concerned for the member's safety. We had a lot of fun at work and outside of work at the many functions that were held. Great memories. - Posted by: Tom Foulis (Co-worker) on: Jun 09, 2021

  • Ken and family, so sorry to hear of the passing of such a fine person, friend and longtime co-worker at the Selkirk RCMP Det. Kate was the personification of a professional when she was working regardless of the often stressful times associated to policing. Her long gained knowledge helped many a Member including this one in navigating the job at hand. She will be missed by any and all of the staff that have ever worked the Selkirk Det. Good bye Kate, you were a joy to work with. - Posted by: Ray Girouard (Friend/Co-worker) on: Jun 03, 2021

  • My sincere condolences to Ken and the family. RIP Kate - Posted by: Brenda Huebner (co worker of Ken) on: Jun 01, 2021

  • To dear Kate's family: I am truly saddened to read of the passing of your beloved Kate. What a great gal she was! As an RCMP Member stationed in Selkirk, I worked with Kate & saw how extremely professional she conducted her stenographic duties. No amount of "busyness" at the Detachment or out on the road, swayed her efficiency. She handled any stressful situation with ease & commitment, in a non-judgmental manner. Her sense of humour was infectious :-) I felt privileged to know Kate; she was such a pleasure to work with! Rest peacefully, Kate. - Posted by: Lil Figgins (RCMP Member co-worker) on: May 30, 2021

  • Sorry to hear of Kate's passing. We are still the best card players on the block. We were fortunate to have the time we did with you both. Stay well. Our prayers are with you and family at this time. - Posted by: Marcel & Janet Lemire (Friend) on: May 29, 2021

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I was a member in Selkirk in 1998-2003 and worked with Kate. She was always so wise and gave the best advice. Down to earth and honest too. You never wanted to cross Kate lol. She will be dearly missed. - Posted by: Stephanie Sorensen (Coworker in 1998-2003 ) on: May 29, 2021

  • Our Condolences to Ken and family. Kate was such a pleasure to work with and she looked after the members safety on every shift. I recall one evening where she called me at home just prior to my shift as she was concerned over a jr member going to a residence alone..her feelings were right and I later told the member to go thank the lady (Kate) at the front desk who saved their butt. Her laughter and humor was so positive to be around. RIP Jim and Heather - Posted by: Jim Lewis (coworker/friend) on: May 29, 2021

  • Ken my sincere condolences. - Posted by: Terry Paton (Friendkek) on: May 29, 2021

  • Ken, our condolences to you and your family on the loss of Kate. Memories of Kate’ laugh, love for life, commitment to family and always looking for the next trouble she could get into with that mischievous look in her eye will always bring smiles to us. We are thinking of everyone during this difficult time. All our Love Guy & Pat Allford - Posted by: Pat & Gut Allford (Friend) on: May 29, 2021

  • My sincere condolences to Ken and family on your loss. I worked with Kate for many years at the Selkirk RCMP Detachment. She was very efficient and able to handle anything that came her way. Always had a smile for anyone who needed one. A bright light extinguished far too soon. Rest In Peace, Kate. - Posted by: Debbie Ammeter (Co-worker) on: May 29, 2021

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