It is with great sadness that the family of Clifford Grant Hopkins announce his passing in Medicine Hat on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. Cliff was born in Nipawin, SK., on April 15, 1936 and raised in the White Fox area. He married his life partner, Doris on February 5, 1966. Cliff farmed with his brother, Edward (Ted) his entire career until he retired in 1996. At that time, Cliff and Doris retired to Medicine Hat. During retirement, Cliff enjoyed the open road with his motorhome, stops for pie and coffee as well as making new friends. Cliff was predeceased by his parents, Wes and Iola Hopkins; brothers, Howard, Lorne and Bruce; sisters, June Schroeder as well as a sister in infancy. Along with Doris, his wife of 53 years, Cliff leaves to cherish his memory a daughter, Debbie (Kris) Sapara of Yorkton, SK.; son, Clayton (Shauna) Hopkins of Red Deer, AB.; grandchildren, Morgan Sapara of Indianapolis, IN.; Kade Hopkins (Katy Emes), Kiera Hopkins and Kory Hopkins all of Red Deer, AB.; sister, Joan Douglas of Melfort, SK.; brother, Edward (Ted) of White Fox, SK.; brother-in-law, Arnold Schroeder of Swift Current, SK., along with many other relatives and friends. In honour of Cliff’s wishes, his life will be honoured and his memory cherished without the proceedings of a formal funeral service. A private family interment will be held in 2020 at the family plot at the White Fox Cemetery. Those wishing to remember Cliff may do so through a donation to the charity of one’s choice.
I had the greatest pleasure of serving Cliff and his wife Doris at Perkins for many years. I looked foward to hearing about his travels with his motor home and all of his stops. I would often sit with him and he would tell me stories about his many visits to Yorkton and his family that he loved so much. He was not only my afternoon regular that I would jokingly deny dessert to because Doris put him on a diet, he was also my friend. My condolences to his family and many friends. His kind generous soul will me missed.
It is with great sadness that we hear of Cliff's passing. He was a wonderful friend and also passenger on many of our bus tours. He was always willing to give a helping hand at everything. We always enjoyed his humor and his practical jokes he loved playing on others. He will always hold a dear place in our hearts and will be forever missed
Everyone at Burger King on Dunmore road will miss seeing you everyday. Hope you have tons of coffee, apple pies and ice cream up there trouble.
Our condolences to your family.
Rest easy Cliff, we will miss you! ❤
Our deepest sympathy to you Doris, Debbie, Clayton and families. As kids we all looked up to Cliff. As an adult, I owe all my gratitude to Cliff and the other two that rescued me at my accident. He will always be remembered. God be with you! Take care.
George and Jean
Very sorry to hear of Cliff's passing. He will be missed by the staff here at Wal-Mart..
Sorry for you loss Doris, Clayton and Debbie and families. We were so fortunate to have you farm our land when we moved to White Fox. Really enjoyed working with Doris at the Met. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.