Katherine Wipf

September 27, 1938 ~ April 19, 2021 (age 82)


Katherine Wipf, of Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away peacefully on April 19, 2021, at St.  Michael’s Palliative Care Centre. She was lovingly referred to by family and friends as “Aunt Katie.”

Katherine was born in Raley, AB, on September 27, 1938, to Sam and Anna Wipf. Her family later relocated to a farm near Stirling, AB. She attended the Stirling Public School where she graduated from high school. Katherine went on to college where she took training in elementary education. She moved to Calgary, AB, where she spent over 30 years teaching in public school, touching the lives of many children. After retirement, Katherine moved to Lethbridge where she enjoyed being close to family. With generous hospitality and a love for people, she welcomed many friends along with family, into her home. Katherine is remembered for her love of flowers, warm summer days, social gatherings, shopping with her sisters, adventure, and traveling.

Katherine is survived by her sister Mary Wipf, of Stirling; brother-in-law John R. (Rebecca) Hofer, of Stirling; sister-in-law, Elizabeth (David) Wipf, of Brooks, AB. as well as five nieces, three nephews, and numerous great nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents; one brother David Wipf; two sisters Rebecca Hofer and Anna Wipf and one niece Esther Hostetler.

Her faith in God carried her through all that life brought, bringing her peace and comfort.

The family would like to express warm gratitude for the many prayers, phone calls, visits, flowers, food, and acts of kindness on Aunt Katie’s behalf. A special thank-you to the nursing staff at St. Michael’s Health Care Center for their kind, gentle care of “Aunt Katie” during her time there.

A Viewing by appointment only, will be held from 10:00am -12:00pm, on Monday, April 26, 2021, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. To book a time slot, please go to and click on Katherine’s obituary, or call Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels at 403-328-2361.

A private family Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, April 26, 2021. The family invites those who wish to watch the service via livestream at and scrolling to the bottom of Katherine’s obituary.

Interment will follow in the Stirling Mennonite Cemetery.

To send flowers to Katherine's family, please visit our floral store.


Open Viewing
April 26, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Martin Brothers Riverview Chapel
610-4 Street South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4P3

Please note

Attendance is limited to a maximum of 20 people, spread over 15 min intervals. Family and friends planning to attend are kindly requested to RSVP to reserve their time slot

Video is available for this event

Funeral Service
April 26, 2021

1:00 PM

Video is available for this event

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