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Ivan Clifford Joseph Pettipas
November 14, 1966 ~ October 10, 2023 (age 56) 56 Years Old
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It Is with great sadness that we announce the death of our beloved brother Ivan Pettipas who passed away peacefully October 10th 2023 at the age of 56.
He was the son of the late Clifford Pettipas and Emilie Boutilier and was predeceased by two nephews Dana Thorne and Jason Grasley. Born in Musquodoboit Harbour, he was raised and lived his life in Chezzetcook.
He will be forever remembered by his brothers and sisters, Emmerson (Heather) Boutilier of Ostrea Lake, Darlene (Earl) Graham and Karen Thorne of Dartmouth, Colin (Dion) Pettipas of Fall River, 7 nephews and nieces as well as several great nephews and great nieces.
Ivan proved to be a man of determination and perseverance as he faced adversity throughout his life but particularly during his last couple years on this earth. Ivan’s life was impacted at an early age by a workplace injury, which created a very challenging destiny for him. Ivan never gave up and maintained an optimistic outlook for his future. He was never discouraged by the complex medical issues he faced.
Ivan had a great passion for automobiles, music and dogs. He had a life long belief that EVERYTHING had value and adopted an approach that if it isn’t broke, break it to fix it. He loved all his dogs including Zeus and Noodles who predeceased him, and his current companion Missy who will miss him very much. Don’t worry Ivan we will be sure to give her the best love and care. Ivan was the first person on the Eastern Shore to own an outdoor washer/dryer set surrounded by a unique collection of used cars. He took pride in being able to barter a great deal.
A huge thank you goes out to Rene Decoste, Ivan’s best friend who unexpectedly took on a caregiver role, and who’s devotion to Ivan allowed him to remain at home until the very end. To Rene, Ivan was the best friend you could ever have. The Family would also like to thank everyone at the Department of Nephrology at the QEII Health Sciences Center who’s caring and compassion made Ivan’s journey easier.
A private celebration of life will be held at a later date. Donations can be made to the Kidney Foundation, the Diabetes Association or the QEII Foundation.
As Ivan always said “see you later”. You will always be loved and never be forgotten.