Saturday, April 1, 2023
April 1, 2023


Mary Hopkins
April 6, 1920 – July 3, 2018

Mary was born on April 6th, 1920 in Picton, Ontario and gently passed away on Tuesday July 3rd, 2018 in the loving care of some of her children.

Mary (Marie) (Grammy) had 5 children, 6 grandchildren & 5 great-grandchildren and was pre-deceased by her husband Norton Hopkins who originally brought her to the Island.

Mary moved to Salt Spring Island in 1975 and quickly embraced the island life-style. She learned to golf and went on to become an avid golfer: winning tournaments; trophies and even accomplishing the ultimate goal:  a-hole-in-one!  She thoroughly enjoyed the game, the life-style and her golfing buddies. Mary was a loyal and devoted member of the Catholic Church and the Catholic Women’s League. She also, enthusiastically dedicated many volunteer hours to the Thrift Shop cleaning the silver and managing the cash register.

Mary was the last remaining sibling of a large family back in Ontario. She remained close and friendly with several nieces & nephews over the years.

Two of Mom’s most memorable quotes are:
1.  “The best times of my life were when my children were young and when I was at the Golf Club”.
2.  When we would tell our mom that we loved her, she always responded by saying “I love you more”.

She will be missed by all!

Mary’s family want to extend a big thank you to Father Scott; the staff at Greenwood Residence; her private companion Carol Penhale for all the care & attention they gave our beloved mother this past year. A special thank-you to her friends from the Golf Club; the Thrift Shop, the Women’s League and her neighbors along Old Scott Rd.  Thank you for helping to enrich our mother’s life during the past 45 years on her beloved island. Our Mother enjoyed her lovely home, her beautiful ocean view and visits from family and friends.

The “Celebration of Life” for Marie Hopkins
will be held at a Mass on Thursday July 19th
at the Lady of Grace Catholic Church
at 2:00 p.m.  The Mass will be followed by
a lively reception at the Lions Club:
103 Bonnet from 3:00-4:30 p.m.


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