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Richard Hopkins

Richard Hopkins

Saturday, January 15th, 1944 Thursday, January 24th, 2019

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Obituary for Richard Alan "Rick" Hopkins

Richard (Rick) Alan Hopkins, age 75, died on January 24, 2019 at Dufferin Oaks Long Term Care Facility in Shelburne, Ontario. He was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia to Robert and Pauline (Underwood) Hopkins. He was the second oldest of 4 children. Rick was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Theresa Anne (Gallant) Hopkins. He was a loving father to Angela (Martin) Bamford and a devoted grandfather to Clare and Joshua. He will be greatly missed by his siblings Gerald (Barb) Hopkins, Mary (Gerry) Banks and Terry (Janet) Hopkins.
As per his wishes, Rick will be laid to rest with his wife Theresa in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia at the Mount Hermon Cemetery.
A Celebration of Life will be held on February 10, from 3pm-5pm at the Erin Legion. 12 Dundas Str. E., Erin, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society.

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 10th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Erin Royal Canadian Legion Branch #442
    12 Dundas Street East
    ERIN, ON
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    Sunday, February 10th, 2019
    3:00pm - 5:00pm
    A Celebration of Life will be held on February 10, from 3pm-5pm at the Erin Legion. 12 Dundas Str. E., Erin, Ontario.
  • Interment

    Mount Hermon Cemetery
    139 NS-322
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A Celebration of Life will be held on February 10, from 3pm-5pm at the Erin Legion. 12 Dundas Str. E., Erin, Ontario.

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Donations are being accepted for: ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF DUFFERIN COUNTY.

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Suzanne Goudreau and Louise Pearce

Dearest Angie and Family,
Our condolences on the loss of your wonderful dad
Sue and Lou
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Comment | Posted at 02:10pm via Memorial Tree

Ken Hopper

Ken Hopper
I was truly saddened when I heard the news of my good friend Rick's passing. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Rick in the HRP/IES dispatch centre in 1997. I believe it was our both having served (not simultaneously) in the military that made our bond even stronger. To say Rick had a unique sense of humour would be an understatement as anyone who had the good fortune to work with him would agree. I seem to recall the names Statler and Waldorf for some reason. To Angela and Martin, Clare and Joshua my deepest condolences go with you for he loved you all so much. Rick I will miss you my good friend but I have a lot of fine memories of all our golf games, outings and our chats. Say hello to Theresa for Maria and I.
One of the Balcony Boys;
Comment | Posted at 11:05am via Condolence

Heather Spencer

When a story starts.. “Remeber the time Rick....”. The other people laugh and say “ oh my lord, he was so funny, and what a great guy”. Anyone who was fortunate enough to work with Rick, has at least 1 great story to share. (Did those slippers ever thaw? ) Rest easy Richard.. thank you for the privilege of working with you. Deepest sympathies to your family.
Comment | Posted at 09:07am via Condolence

Sandy Johnston

My thoughts are with Rick's family. Rick was an incredible dispatcher and I so appreciated his skill and sense of humor. When he was your dispatcher you knew the shift would be that much better because he was there.
Comment | Posted at 07:35am via Condolence

Sgt. Billy Cowper (retired)

Sgt. Billy Cowper HPD/HRP retired

I had the immense pleasure of working with Rick for years. I know he always had our back on the street, and he and I had our secret communications code. He was such a great man, I admired and respected him, and I took every opportunity to listen to his wisdom or hear his jokes. Rick took the sting out of night shift, I will forever remember his smile and wit. 10-7 good buddy, rest easy
Comment | Posted at 02:01pm via Condolence

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