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Lynn F. Clipston


Lynn F. Clipston

It is with deep sadness that we announce the unexpected death of Lynn Frances Clipston (née Probert), age 71, of Sackville, New Brunswick. Lynn passed away suddenly at the Moncton Hospital on Saturday, May 23, 2020.

Born in Montreal, Quebec, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Vivian (Eaton) Probert. 

She attended Elizabeth Ballantyne School and Montreal West High School before moving to Sackville to attend Mount Allison University where she met her husband, Wayne Clipston. She would become a favourite educator in the region, teaching first in Port Elgin before moving to Salem Elementary School where she would remain until her retirement in 2002. Lynn would spend a year with Wayne on their sailboat, navigating the east coast from Cape Cod to the Bahamas, and summers sailing out of Shediac. She was always an adventurer, creating many fond memories for family on trips across Canada as well as in the United States and Europe. Many of her dearest places, however, were at home – on the marshes walked with their black Labs, in the garden she coaxed and cultivated, and in all of the Friday night spots shared with her treasured friends.

In addition to her husband Wayne of Sackville, she will be dearly missed by her sister Joanne (David) McCabe, Charlottetown, PEI, brother Ross (Karen) Probert, Sherwood Park, AB, sister-in-law Wendy (Peter) McClintock, Ottawa, ON, and brother-in-law Walter van Domburgh, The Hague, Netherlands. Beloved aunt of Shauna and Debra McCabe, Cheryl and Ryan Probert, and Lee and Jesse McClintock, great aunt of Olivia, Willa, Summer and Blake, and dear cousin to many. 

She is predeceased by her parents Ralph and Vivian Probert, as well as her aunts Ruth (Eaton) Mitchell, Mabel Probert and Kathleen 'Kay' (Probert) Blore, and uncles Douglas Eaton and John ‘Jack’ Probert.

Arrangements have been entrusted into the care and supervision of Jones Funeral Home, 70 Bridge Street. Sackville, NB (506-364-1300). Cremation has taken place; honouring provincial guidelines, visitation and services for Lynn will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory will be welcomed by Sackville Memorial Hospital.

Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Lynn's online memorial at or through the Jones Funeral Home Facebook Page.

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Service Location
Postponed due to Provincial Regulations

Burial Location
Sackville Cemetery

Requested Charity
Sackville Memorial Hospital