HOPKINSON, Melody Aged 57, died peacefully in Victoria, British Columbia on July 15th, 2012. Beloved wife of Rolf, mother of Ben and Libby and sister of Linda, Melody returned to her birthplace in 2006, following a 30 year extended visit to Northern Alberta. Melody was a force of nature: warm and loving, energetic, humorous, generous, delightfully dogmatic and maker of kick-ass bouillabaisse. She will be missed by all who knew her and will live in our hearts forever. No service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. "This is the Great Theatre of Life. Admission is free, but the taxation is mortal. You come when you can, and leave when you must. The show is continuous. Goodnight." Robertson Davies.
Published in Victoria Times-Colonist from July 19 to July 20, 2012