HOP­KINS, Dou­glas Ken­ney

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

It is with heavy hearts that we an­nounce the pass­ing of Doug Hop­kins, 53, on Fe­bru­ary 3, 2017.

Born in Port Morien, he was the son of the late Brad and Ruth Hop­kins.

Dougie will al­ways be re­mem­bered as a lov­ing fa­ther, car­ing man and a hard worker with a great sense of hu­mour. He was em­ployed as a truck driver, labourer and man­ager at the fam­ily busi­ness, H. Hop­kins Ltd., for the ma­jor­ity of his life be­fore mov­ing to In­n­is­fail, Al­berta where he worked as a Ma­chin­ist. Doug en­joyed kayak­ing, go­ing on im­promptu road trips and “find­ing the deals” at lo­cal yard sales. He was espe­cially proud when he went sky­div­ing for his 50th Birth­day. He lived life to the fullest.

He will be greatly missed by his wife of 26 years, Ria; his girls, Erica (Matthew) and Liz (Justin); broth­ers, Don­ald (Dawn) and Davey Hop­kins; sis­ters, Louise (Gil­bert) Fer­gu­son, Edie (Bren­dan) Shaw and Sheila (Irvin); mother-in­law, Thelma Pronk and by his nieces, neph­ews and ex­tended fam­ily.

Be­sides his par­ents he was pre­de­ceased by his brother, Eric; fa­ther-in-law, John Pronk and nephew, Tyler Pronk.

There will be no vis­i­ta­tion. Cre­ma­tion has taken place. A funeral ser­vice will be held on Wed­nes­day Fe­bru­ary 15 at 2 p.m. in St. John’s United Church in Port Morien.

“Fare thee well”

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