1933 - 2017
Margaret Loressa Hopkins, beloved wife of Jack Hopkins, passed away peacefully in Bow Island on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the age of 84 years.
Relatives and friends were invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Sunday, July 30, 2017 between 3:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M.
A private burial service was held at the Burdett Cemetery prior to the funeral service.
The Funeral Service was held at St. Andrew's United Church, 139 - 2 Avenue West, Bow Island on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 2:00 P.M.
Besides her loving husband Jack, Margaret is survived by their children John (Penny) Hopkins of Burdett, Gerald (Evelyn) Hopkins of Burdett, Keith (Lynn) Hopkins of Lethbridge, Royce Hopkins of Medicine Hat, Maureen (Bob) Buday of Medicine Hat and Robert (Beth) Hopkins of Bow Island; sixteen grandchildren Matthew, Max, Annalise (Keith), Grant (Sara), Jodi (Jordan), Reid (Shayla), Erik (Kathleen), Keely, Mitchell, Sierra, Lauryn (Brett), Clancy (Sarah), Olivia (Layne), Andrew, Jordan and Ethan. Margaret was delighted with the birth of her great grand-daughter Saylor. She is also survived by her siblings Larry (Cathy) Henry of Cochrane, Sharon Nergaard of Lethbridge, Judy (Dale) Harnack of Coaldale and Court (Wendy) Henry of Lethbridge; sister-in-law Sharon Henry of Kimberley, British Columbia and by numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Margaret was predeceased by her sisters Elaine Henry and Dixie Dyck, brother Doug Henry and brothers-in-law Ben Dyck and Nels Nergaard.
Margaret was born in Raymond to Ella (nee Court) and Vern Henry on February 2, 1933. She spent most of her youth living in British Columbia before moving back to Lethbridge and Taber. It was here that she met and married Jack Hopkins on October 15, 1955. They moved to the farm south of Grassy Lake and started their family. Shortly after, they moved to the farm north of Burdett.
Margaret loved sports, especially baseball, where she made many lifelong friends. As a child she enjoyed skiing, participating in track and field and swimming. She was active in the Burdett Community coaching baseball, youth group, United Church Women, Women’s Institute, serving at the Burdett Community Hall, as well as being involved with numerous other committees in Bow Island.
If friend’s so desire, memorial tribute’s in Margaret’s name may be made directly to HALO Rescue, #12, 49 Viscount Avenue SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 5G4 www.halorescue.ca.