Age 56, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax. Born December 8, 1962, in Kapuskasing, ON to Stefan and Margaret (Beck) Lipohar, Anita spent most of her youth in Port Dover, ON.
She worked in various professions over the years but her most joy came from being a member in several bands over her lifetime including The Misery Goats and Too Many Daves. An avid musician, she was a valuable member of each band, adeptly displaying her mad keyboard abilities. Anita truly lived her life to the fullest and on her terms. She enjoyed simple pleasures which included spending time and chatting with her friends and family. Her greatest passion came from writing and playing music; she loved to play the keyboard and later the accordion. You could often find her busking along the Halifax waterfront or at the Saturday market in Port Dover, playing her brand of music for locals and tourists alike. Anita had a quirky fun loving attitude and was a gentle soul who genuinely cared about the people in her life.
She is survived by daughter, Sara; siblings, Susan, Christine, Steve (Sue), Mick, and Peter as well as niece, Rose and nephews, Jacob and Nicholas. She is predeceased by her parents and nephew Isaac. A special thank you to the staff at the VG Palliative Care ward 7A. You truly brought light into her last days. Thank you to all the nurses who took the time to chat with Anita and show pictures to her, sharing snippets of their lives with her. She loved imagining the adventures you would all take and would often talk about you and what you were doing as if you were a family member. Anita had the best and most loving doctors and nurses she could have asked for. A special thank you to David Maginley for the support and spiritual guidance you provided for Anita, who had a great curiosity about what was next, and to Anita’s friend Leila for the incredible help and support you provided to our family over the past several months. You were an angel to Anita.
Cremation has taken place under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral home (2005) Ltd and an intimate celebration of life will take place at a future date. Those wishing to make a donation in Anita’s name are asked to consider the Victoria General Palliative Care ward (https://qe2foundation.ca/current-priorities/palliative-care) or a charity close to your heart.