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HOPF, Robert Noble

Published:Nov 13, 2017

Event Date:Nov 10, 2017


Robert Noble HOPF

HOPF, Robert Noble Bob Hopf, a man of few words but a big heart, died peacefully on Friday, November 10, 2017, just 16 days shy of his 90th birthday. Growing up in the Preston area, Bob met the love of his life and best friend Thelma (Cochrane) in Ayr where the two married and shared their love of family, friends, travel, camping and garage sales for 66 years. Known as 'Hopfy' to his co-workers and with a life-long career in the trucking industry, Bob raised three boys - Wayne (Darlene) of Brighton, Les (Karen) of Glen Morris and Rod (Nancy) of Cambridge, who soon shared his passion for cars, including building a Model A Ford from the ground up. Fishing, woodworking and swimming pool antics became favourite past-times for the whole family. With countless hours spent in arenas, pool-sides or sporting fields,"Poppa" loved cheering on his 6 grandchildren (Candy, Sheila, Karlie, Reba, Andrew and Kate), 10 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. And so our Bob, Dad and Poppa exits this world, with a ball cap perched just so, a cup of Timmie's in one hand and a Timbit in the other. Life will never be the same and he will be dearly missed by us all, including his wonderful extended family the 'Cochrane Clan'. The family invites you to a visitation at Ayr Chapel, Wm. Kipp Funeral Home , 183 Northumberland St., Ayr on Tuesday, November 14 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. or 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life service will take place on Wednesday, November 15, 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Mennonite Church, adjacent to Kipps, with reception to follow. Interment Ayr Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Grand River Hospital Renal Dialysis Unit through the Kidney Foundation of Canada Online Condolences and Donations may be arranged through www.wmkippfuneralhome.com or by contacting WM Kipp 519 632 8228


Category: Obituaries & Death Notices

Newspaper(s): Waterloo Region Record

Location: Ayr

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