Shelley Theresa Lippert, 62 of Keremios, B.C. passed away suddenly, on February 3, 2019. Holland, her son and Maggie, her sister were by her side.
Shelley was born in Kitchener, Ontario to Gerritje (Carrie) and Richard Lippert. She lived in Newfoundland; Galt, Cambridge, Ontario and Brantford, Ontario. Shelley moved to Toronto where she resided for 20 years prior to moving to the Keremios- Cawston, BC area in 2006 . At an early age, Shelley showed her artistic flair and was never without paper and pencil. She sketched fashion drawings on any available paper and learned to sew at age 10. Her dream was to be a fashion designer and artist. Shelley became both and much more. Shelley was a graduate of the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and was a designer and artist of international renown. During the 80’s and 90’s Shelley was a textile designer in Toronto whose rug and custom floor coverings graced the floors of grand homes across Canada. She was an accomplished painter and fabric artist. Her last show was at the Pentiction Art Gallery where she exhibited in the eRacism exhibit from July to September 2018. She was creative at everything she did, whether it was textile design, fashion design, interior design, painting and drawing; her amazing eclectic style always shone through. Her greatest creation was her son, Holland, 20, of Cawston BC. She is survived by her siblings Richard Lippert (Bev) of Waterford, Ontario; Maggie Lippert (Mark), of Boulder, Colorado; David Lippert of Pt. Elgin, Ontario and Veronica Saady (Chris) of Gleason, Wisconsin.Shelley is also survived by her nieces, Cori Gonzales, Brittany Eisert and Mariska Vincent as well as her nephews, Steven Lippert, Bill Eisert and Skip Saady. She will be missed by all of her Aunts, cousins and one surviving Uncle. Shelley is survived by Holland’s father, Harold Potash; and Harold’s siblings; Fred Potash (Bonnie); Bill Potash (Lucy) and Sandy Potash and their children and grandchildren.
Shelley’s ashes will be interred next to her beloved Mother, Carrie, at Mount View Cemetery in Cambridge, Ontario in May. A memorial to Shelley and her art will be held in Cambridge Ontario at that time.
In lieu of flowers please donate to a local Women’s Shelter or to the Canadian Liver Foundation.
She will always shine brilliantly from the heavens like a diamond girl.