Obituary for Nancy Hopkins (Denault)
In Loving Memory Of
Mrs. Nancy Jean Margaret Hopkins (nee Denault)
November 26, 1934 – November 27, 2017
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family announces her passing at the Anson General Hospital on Monday, November 27, 2017, at the age of 83 years.
Nancy was a beloved mother of Judy (Mark) Delaurier, Patsy (Robert) Cook, Ken Jr. Hopkins, Mary Lou (Doug Berlinghoff) Hopkins, Donna (Sylvain Froment) Graham, and will be missed by the Father of her children Ken Sr. Hopkins (Helen Papineau).
She will forever be remembered by her grandchildren Tory (Chantal Martel) Delaurier, Mindy (Mitch) Robin, Kristy (Paul Guillot) Cook, Jeff (Mellonie Guillet) Cook, Amanda Hopkins, Jennifer Hopkins, Kayne (Keri Mikasko) Hopkins, Curtis (Sharla) Graham, Pam Graham, Lindsay (Richard Levesque) Graham and Crystal Graham, as well as her great grandchildren Gavin Martel, Dawson Delaurier, Raden, Ryder, Kolby and Oakley Robin, Seamus Guillot, Bryce and Paige Cook, Kansas Hopkins, Bailey and Brandon Graham, Cooper and Langley Fitzpatrick, Kristin, Karly and Ashley Graham, Dawson and Aleisha Graham, Ava and Mya Graham and Haley Levesque.
She will be sadly missed by her brothers and sister, Geravin (late Mary) Denault, Lloyd (Diane) Denault, Gilles (& Tiny’s ex-wife Gayle) Denault, Shirley (James) Beidermann, Preston (Rita) Denault, Rodney Denault and by her sister-in-law Evelyn (late Gene) Bernier and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was predeceased by her parents Albert and Rita Denault and by her father-in-law and mother-in-law Roy and Lyola (Lila) Hopkins. Also, by her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Elmer (late Dolly) Hopkins, Gordon (Mary) Hopkins, Eleanor Hopkins, Edward (Florence) Hopkins and Jeannie (late Fred) Thomas. Also by her grandson Billy Graham.
When she married, Nancy worked as a waitress at the old Iroquois hotel. She was a devoted mother, who took pride in raising her five children; putting them in numerous activities and sports (figure skating, air cadets, piano lessons, 4H Club, CGIT Club, Judo, making homemade costumes for her children to be in the Porquis parade and much more.) Nancy raised chickens and sold the eggs around town and she planted large gardens and sold the vegetables for many years. She took borders into her home (men who worked on municipal roads). Nancy drove school buses, then later went back to school to obtain her hair stylist degree and worked many years until her retirement. After retirement, Nancy took pride in babysitting her grandchildren and thoroughly enjoyed being with them, watching them grow and teaching her grandchildren all she knew. She also loved snowmobiling, dancing and travelling the world. She always took the time and enjoyed chatting with every person she met along the way.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anne’s Church with the Reverend Father Léo Rancourt presiding. A reception will follow in the parish hall.
Scattering of her ashes will occur in the summer of 2018.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate that remembrance donations are made to Access Transit, South Centennial Manor Development Fund, Anson General Hospital Auxiliary, or a charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Abitibi Funeral Services Ltd (705-258-4077)