Our special cowboy has gone to ride the great beyond, be it on the back of his favourite steed or maybe he is up there keeping the roadways in good shape. His family and friends will all miss him. Len you only had the use of one eye since the age of six, due to an injury, but you succeeded in earning a 25 year safe driving certificate from the B.C. government. A feather in your cap my love.
Len passed away peacefully at the Pines nursing home Sept. 21 at 6:18 pm., a loving nurse at his side, after a 10 year battle with Alzheimer’s. He will rest here in the Burns Lake Cemetery.
Instead of flowers we would appreciate if gifts of funds could be donated to either the Alzheimer’s Society or to the Pines recreation department in memory of Len.
Len was preceded in death by his parents Maude and Richard Hopper and 3 brothers Bill, Gordon and Robert.
Len leaves behind his wife Gwen of 64 years, 4 children; David Hopper (Verna), Lynda Higgens (Lyle), Lorna Dyck (Andrew) and Verna Jean Leiberth (Gerome). 6 grandchildren; Laura Lindberg (Wes), Randy Hopper, Janette Dirkson (Kevin), Tammy Hopper, Carley Dyck, Mathew Dyck (Candle) and 4 great grandchildren; Josiah, Alana and Nathaniel Lindberg and Justin Dirkson.
There will be a memorial service at the United Church in Burns Lake October 10 at 4 p.m. followed by supper. Everyone who worked with Len, rode with Len, cared for Len and so forth, we hope that you will be able to attend and reminisce with us during this sad time of good bye. There will also be a graveside service at the Burns Lake Cemetery at 3 p.m.