Obituaries

James “Jim” Thomas Hopper

Sunday, 09 February 1958 - Sunday, 06 August 2017

Death Notice

Surrounded by loved ones, on Sunday, August 6, 2017, at Bluewater Health, James Thomas Hopper passed away at the age of 59. Beloved husband and best friend of Marion. Loving father of Chrystal Hopper, Stacey Bondy, Tonya Hopper, and Nicole (Rob) Newman. Cherished grandfather of Liam and Gage Bondy, Audrey and Elise Newman, Greyson Lake, Cole Hopper, and James Shaw. Dear brother of Ivan (Eleanor) McKay and Jean Lockery. Remembered by his mother-in-law Olive Bourassa. Jimbo will be missed by his chosen family Tony Mears, John (Tracy) Krammer, Lynda Hines, Tabi Harold, Cheryl Edwards and Deb Cullis. Will be remembered by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Predeceased by his parents Murray and Evelyn, sister Marg, father-in-law Joe Bourassa and lifelong friend Chris Ronholm. Jim was a blue collar worker through and through and nothing was more important to him than taking care of family and friends. He loved his motorcycle and enjoyed the outdoors. Jim was an avid hockey fan and loved the Montreal Canadiens. A special thank you to Dr. Kim and the staff at Palliative Care at Bluewater Health for their care and compassion. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Jim’s life will be held at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to a children’s charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.

As Jim would say, “It is what it is”.

Service

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Jim’s life will be held at a later date.

Donations

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to a children’s charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

15 Condolences

  • Barbara Armstrong August 12, 2017 07:54pm

    Nicole, Stacey and families. I am so sorry to hear of the recent loss of your father. Please know that I am thinking of you and I will keep you and your families in my prayers during this difficult time.

  • Lynda Myers Card August 11, 2017 10:20am

    Marion and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending prayers for you all.

  • maureen leckie August 10, 2017 11:04pm

    Sorry to hear of your loss Marion and family thinking of you

  • Joyce and Dean Howes August 8, 2017 08:33pm

    So sorry for your loss Marion and family!
    From a Robert Neighbour!! Just know our prayers and thoughts are with you! XO

  • Scott and Cathy Eades August 8, 2017 05:56pm

    We are both so sorry to learn of Jim's passing. He was always there to lend a hand when one was needed. Definitely one of the "good guys".

  • Denise Brennan August 8, 2017 12:34pm

    So sorry for the your loss of Jim and wishing you the comfort of family and friends in the midst of your sorrow.

  • Brenda Hart August 8, 2017 12:25pm

    I am so very saddened by the loss of this wonderful man. Life will forever be changed. My condolences to Marion her children and their families. Memories of Jim will never fade.

  • Una Giroux August 8, 2017 11:46am

    Marion and family so very sorry for your loss. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Katie Bailey August 8, 2017 08:25am

    Nicole, Rob, Audrey, Elise and family,

    Sorry to hear of your dad and grandpa. Sending extra love and thoughts to Audrey and Elise.
    Thinking of you all in the very hard days ahead.

  • Duane Chapman August 8, 2017 01:33am

    I will always remember Jim "Hop" when I here Band on the run by wings it will take me back to the beach Jim and his mustang Mach 1 the many tours we did I was 16 years old going on 25 lol those were the days Orchard View Park
    R.I.P my friend Hop

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