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”.