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HOPKINS, Richard 'Gordon'



It is with profound sadness that the family of Gordon (Hoppy) Hopkins announce his peaceful passing on February 24, 2023. He was 94 years young. 

Dad was the youngest child born to Annie and Richard Hopkins from Empress, Alberta. He grew up in Empress where he met the love of his life, Pauline. They were married on a frosty -40 degree day on January 14, 1953 and were by each other’s side for 70 years. They have 5 children; Sharon (Phil), Murray (Susann), Lenard (Patci), Myrna (Parker), Lucille (Mike), 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Dad is survived by his older sister Phyllis, sister-in-law Antonia Shubert, brother-in-law Max Herron, and many nieces and nephews. 

 As a young man, Dad worked as a trainman/conductor for CPR and went on to spend the rest of his successful career with Nova Corporation. “Hoppy” had the best smile and his dry sense of humour and witty comebacks were enjoyed by all. 

Dad was a dedicated family man. Never once complaining about getting the kids to and from sports practices and games throughout our childhood. But….he really shone as “Grampa”. He was at his best while spending time with the grandkids. They were the apples of his eye!

Our family would like to express our gratitude for the wonderful care and kindness provided by all of the staff at Christiansen Village.  

Dad’s Celebration of Life will be held on August 26, 2023 @ 3 pm at Devlin Funeral Home in Gibsons, B.C.