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JA Snow Funeral Home

339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS

OBITUARY

Walter Earl Hopkins

March 24, 1933February 22, 2011

HOPKINS, Walter Earl, QC – On February 22, 2011 we said goodbye to Walter Earl Hopkins (1933-2011); husband of 44 years to Dorothy (Fleming); dad to Susan and Glenn; Hoppy to friends and family; and Grandpa to Sam, Savannah and Siena. Walter practiced law for over 40 years in the Halifax area. Before completing his law degree at Dalhousie (1966) he spent 7 years in the Air Force and right into his 70’s he still loved to go to the Officer’s Mess on Friday evenings. Most of all he loved performing, practicing, and dreaming about magic and being a magician. His first show was as a young boy, his last as a 75 year old man. Sam (6) described his Grandpa as gone to another world like Luke Skywalker, and Savvy (4) and Siena (3) waved goodbye to him in the sky while enjoying one of his favourite things – cookies. So as a family that is how we all choose to say goodbye and remember him. Thank you to the many wonderful family and friends who have supported us through this difficult time. We will honour Walter’s wishes for a small farewell with family from the home he loved very much and never really wanted to ever leave.

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Mary Letourneau

February 28, 2011

Dorothy:

So sorry to read about Walter's passing. The many years as a property secretary dealing with his office and finally getting to meet you and Walter in person was great (always nice to put a voice to a face). My mother, Margaret Irving, was thrilled when I took her out to get reacquainted with her cousin and the stories he told her made her day.

My thoughts are with you and your family through this difficult time.

February 28, 2011

Sincere condolences to the family. I first met Hoppy in the Air Force in Montreal and have alsoknown him here in Halifax.
Again, my sincerest condolences
Bev Jardine , Halifax

Rod Doiron

February 26, 2011

On behalf of the Conjurer's Court Magic Club, let me express our deepest sympathy for Walter's passing. Hoppy was always a welcome addition to our meetings and events. I can't imagine how many children he introduced to the world of magic, and how much joy he created for people over the years. He will be deeply missed.

Greg Gidney

February 26, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Helen Dicks

February 26, 2011

Dorothy;
He will be missed by many. He was like a Dad to me not just my lawyer. He helped me many times buying and selling properties.
Warren and I send our deepest condolences.

Barry Barnet

February 25, 2011

Dear Dorothy,
So sorry to learn of your loss. I really enjoyed Walter and was so glad to run into you both during the election of 2009. Please accept our deepest condolences.

February 25, 2011

Walter was not only my lawyer but a good friend for many years. We had quite a discussion when he was going to start a new career selling real estate. Sincere condolences to the family
. Lauretta Gilby (Lloyd) & Family

David Farwell

February 25, 2011

It was with sadness that we read the announcement of Walter’s passing. I had
the privilege of articling with Walter and John Dillon in 1972. Over the years
we had many dealings with Walter and he always acted in a truly professional
manner. We will all miss him in the profession as well as a friend.

Farwell Law Office Inc.
David Farwell, Connie Thomas & Sharon Briand

Tina Riley

February 25, 2011

Dear Dorothy, Susan and Glenn,
I am so very sad to read of Walter's death today. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

February 25, 2011

It was with sadness that we read the announcement of Walter's passing. I had the priviledge of articling with Walter and John Dillon in 1972. Over the years we had many dealings with Walter and he always acted in a truly professional manner. We will all miss him in the profession as well as a friend.
Farwell Law Office Inc.
David Farwell, Connie Thomas & Sharon Briand