John Farrell Hopwood of Tsawwassen and North Vancouver, B.C., passed away peacefully at Delta Hospital after a short illness on December 8th, 2020 age 91. Survived by his son David, brother Brendan, sisters Eileen and Deidra, sister-in-law Lee, their spouses and many nieces and nephews. Farrell worked for B.C. Tel for many years and was active in St. Stephen's parish, North Vancouver as well as instrumental in the founding of the Radio Amateurs of Canada. The family is grateful to the staff of Delta Hospital as well as Wexford Independent Living in Tsawwassen for their care and support. Due to the current Covid restrictions, a celebration of Farrell's life will be limited to a private Mass with a graveside service to follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated.
Published by North Shore News from Dec. 30, 2020 to Jan. 29, 2021.
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I have very fond memories of Farrell regarding all of his many generous activities and contributions at St. Stephen's Parish through the years. I've made a donation in his memory to the Alzheimer's Society.
January 2, 2021
I was saddened to hear of Hoppy's passing today. We worked together over some 2 years to form Radio Amateurs of Canada. We were always on the same page on that goal. Hoppy was a gentleman and an eternal optimist, and that made the difference in the sometimes testy negotiations, after all we were brothers in Ham Radio. Congratulations on a long life, rest now! It was a pleasure to know you. 73 de Dana VE3DSS/VE3DS