KIPKIE, George F.A. (Bud) MDCM, MSc., FRCPS(C) - Sept. 12, 1915 - Mar. 12, 2015
Thu, 12 Mar 2015

Peacefully at The Wenleigh Long Term Care Residence after a long life well-lived.

He is survived by his two children, Bill (Janet) and Heather (John Bailey), two grandsons, Craig (Anne) and Scott (Kristin) and five great grand-children, Justin, Owen, Mason, Ayla and Raya. He was predeceased by his wife, Mac, in December 2005 after 62 years of marriage and his brother, Boyd, in December 1984.

Bud was born in Pembroke on Sept. 12, 1915. He graduated from Queen’s University in 1939 with a MDCM degree. After an internship and residency, he spent one year as the Asst. Pathologist at the Grey Nuns Hospital and Regina General Hospital (1943) and two years as Director of Laboratories at these hospitals (1944-46). He decided then to take further studies at McGill University (1946-48) earning an MSc. Two more years were spent in post-graduate work at Duke University. In 1950, he became the Director of Laboratories at Kingston General Hospital and an Associate Professor of Pathology at Queen’s University. He retired as Professor Emeritus in 1982 and was made an honorary member of the medical staff at Kingston General Hospital. For a number of years, he was a Consultant Pathologist at Hotel Dieu, Cdn. Forces and St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospitals in Kingston.

Dr. Kipkie served as the President of the Ontario Association of Pathologists (1968-69) and the Canadian Association of Pathologists (1969-70). At the Ontario Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation, he served as Chairman of Consultant Pathologists (1973-80) and on the Advisory Medical Board (1977-83). At Queen’s he was a member of the Senate, Chairman of Admissions to the Medical School (1964-1975), Chairman of the Committee for “Seed-funds for Research”, and a member of other Committees. In recognition of his many achievements, Bud was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal from the Canadian Government in 1978.

Bud was a keen cribbage player and won his last game on March 11 and, after over 200 games played, won the family cribbage championship in 2014. For over 60 years, he was a member of the Cataraqui Golf and Country Club in Kingston. Classical music and reading were also important throughout his life.

Special thanks to the staff at the Wenleigh for their care during the past year and also to the staff at the Chartwell Regency Retirement home in Mississauga where he lived for 8 years.

In keeping with his wishes, there will be no visitation or service and cremation has taken place. As an expression of sympathy, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.