Hopkins, Bill

Hopkins, Bill

April 17th, 2017

Peacefully, with family by his side, at Victoria Hospital on Monday, April 17, 2017, at the age of 66. Beloved husband of Anna Hopkins. Loving father of Tim (Eva), Andrew (Caroline) and David. Cherished ‘Papa’ of Simon. Missed by his brother Tom, and by many nieces, nephews and close friends. Predeceased by his parents Alfred and Anne. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at London Health Sciences Centre - especially the cancer clinic and the palliative care unit - for their care and compassion. Memorial visitation will take place at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Thursday, April 20th, 2017 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bill are asked to consider the Optimist Club of Byron or the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. 

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Lois and Larry FantinAnna, Tim, Andrew and David, We can't even come close to expressing in words the sorrow we feel for you at this time. Bill was a loving husband, father and new grandfather and we are so happy he got to meet his grandson. Please know we are praying for you all at this time and don't hesitate to call if there is anything at all that we can do. Anna, you are so fortunate to have your boys to lean on and be there for each other. Love and God Bless, Lois and Larry
Dean CallonAndrew we are all so sorry to hear of your loss and are thinking of you and your family at this sad time. All your friends at Patterson London
Michael BuzzelliDear Anna and family, on behalf of the Board at London and Middlesex Housing, I send our deepest sympathies at this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Michael Buzzelli
Harold UsherDear Anna, My heartfelt condolences for your loss. Melba and I offer our deepest sympathies, prayers and thoughts to you and the rest of the family as you go through this difficult experience. Be strong and know that there are others, like us, who are ready to assist as you need us. Blessings. Harold and Melba Usher
Ashleigh GriffithsAnna, and family. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. You have been very strong thus far and have one more hill to climb, you have a world full of loving family and friends that will carry you through. Sending my love and thoughts to everyone who is affected by the loss of your husband Bill. xox
Sandy LevinDear Anna, my condolences on your loss. May Bill's memory be for a blessing for you and your children.
Matthew RowlinsonDear Anna--I was so sorry to hear about Bill's passing. I am thinking of you, and send my deepest condolences. I am sure the same goes for many many people all over the city. Reach out if there is anything at all I can do.
Judi & Jim NewmanThinking of you and your family at this challenging time. We both have wonderful memories of our time with you and Bill during the hockey and soccer seasons.
Michelle VigliantiDear Anna, on behalf of the Board and Staff of the UTRCA I send our our most sincere condolences to you and your family.
Hollandia StaffIn our memories, Bill was a hard working and good guy. Our deepest sympathies to Anna and family.W
Gary and Gail RainsDear Anna and boys, We want you to know how very saddened we are at the news of Bill's passing. He was so very supportive of you and the boys in all of your projects,...we can only imagine how much he will be missed. Our prayers will be with all of you at this challenging time.
Wayne Newton & Barbara TaylorSo sorry for your loss. We enjoyed our minor hockey years with Bill's analysis along the boards and those post-season parties at your home. He will be missed.
Michael van HolstAnna, I am so sorry for your loss and extend my felt-in-the-heart condolences to you and your family.
Stephen GiustiziaAnna, my sincere condolences to you and your family. I am hopeful that the memories you hold and share provide you strength. With prayers, Stephen Giustizia
Dawn BurnsAnna and family, please accept my most heartfelt condolences to you and always remember that the end of life is not the end of love.
David and Jessica WoellerWe're sending our love and prayers to your family. Your father was a wonderful man - I remember being 7 or 8 years old - I was on Andrew's hockey team and Bill was the coach. When we got jerseys he said, "Davey, we saved you number 9" - to which I asked my dad, "Who played with the number 9?" - my dad quietly shushed me, probably slightly annoyed that I did not know that Gordie Howe - one of the best whoever played used that number. I'm not sure why, but that has always been a fond memory I've had and I thought I'd share with you. Love to you all during this difficult time. Dave, Jess, Noah, James and Thomas
Sandra MillerDear Anna - I'm so very sorry to hear this heart-breaking news. On behalf of the ACO London board, please accept our deepest condolences. Our thoughts are with you and your family. May the love and happy memories you share help guide you through this very difficult time.
Richard PincombeAnna and family. The Pincombe family want to offer our heartfelt condolences. Bill was such a wonderful person. The Hopkins family has been a part of our lives. Tim coached our son Nick in soccer for a number of years and would allow Andy to come and help out. I met Bill when he came to watch some of the games and asked how Tim was doing. Bill was very pleased to hear how much the kids adored Tim. Nick and David have become friends, and I spent time with Bill talking at the gym numerous times. He was such a warm person. He always had time to talk. We just wanted your family to know how much our family appreciates the Hopkins boys. We are so sorry for your loss. Richard, Jane, Andy and Nick.
Carmen AboualiDear Anna and family: We are sorry for your loss and offer our deepest condolences. Bill was our son's soccer coach and we have fond memories.
Paul JohnstonMembers of the Hopkins family, My sincere condolences for this loss. While I had not seen or spoken with Bill in a number of years, I remember fondly many road trips taken as a child to soccer events with Bill both behind the wheel and on the sidelines. P.
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