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John Butler Hopkinson

May 16, 1928 ~ December 4, 2018 (age 90)

John Butler Hopkinson died peacefully on December 4, 2018 in Sechelt, with his beloved wife of 48 years, Judy, and his children at his side. He is survived by his wife Judy, loving children Jeremy (Deb) Andrew (Cecelia) Anne (Tom) Sarah (Mark) Wendy, Rob (Jenn) Michael (Wendy) and Jennifer (Hugh), 17 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and cat Nelly. Born May 16, 1928 in Brighton, England, John was an only child, who began his education at Hurstpierpoint College. He then entered an engineering apprenticeship with Lister and Co. In Gloucestershire. In 1956 John emigrated to Vancouver with his fi rst wife Maggie and their young family. He worked as a draftsman at Letson & Burpee, then North Shore Foundry and attained PEng qualifi cation before joining Cominco, (Teck) in Trail and subsequently in Vancouver until retirement. John loved spending time with friends and family, and at West Lake, Nelson Island, creating a beautiful family paradise. He was a master at making wine, beer and pork pies to share. Reading, Scrabble, Formula 1 and cryptic crosswords were his interests and he retained his great and modest mind until the end. His wicked sense of humour had many in hysterics, with a well timed remark. John was an active community member; he was on the Hospital Board in Trail, Community Futures Board in Sechelt, the Westlake Association, Winemakers Club and Mensa Canada. Our heartfelt thanks go to Dr. Ron Mundy, a truly good man who is also an amazing doctor, the wonderful staff at Sechelt Hospital, the home care nurses and many others who have helped care for our dear John. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Botanical Gardens on April 27, 2019. In lieu of fl owers the family suggests donations to charities of your choice. Judy and the family are grateful for the many expressions of sympathy.

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