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Donna Mae Hoppe

September 5th, 1937 - June 20th, 2023
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The Hoppe Family sadly announces the sudden passing of Donna Mae Hoppe (Williams) on June 20th, 2023 at the age of 85. She will be terribly missed by her husband Ron Hoppe and her two sons Les (Laura) & Glen (Dawn). She was predeceased by her brothers Ken Williams, Harry Williams, and sister Betty Williams. She is survived by brother Grant Williams and sister Leah Williams. Donna cherished her grandchildren Eric, Heather, Amanda, Calvin, Jessica & Alannah, Great Grandchildren Carter, Ryker, Isabel, Ella, Maddox and Peyton.

Donna was born on September 5, 1937, in Vancouver. She grew up in White Rock & on the family farm in Ladner. Donna married Ron Hoppe in 1956 and they moved to their new house in Surrey in 1957. In this house they raised their two sons and spent the next 40 years. From there Donna and Ron moved to Quadra Island, where they enjoyed the amazing views and nature in their new waterfront home across from Rebecca Spit. In 2004, Donna and Ron moved to Pioneer Park in South Langley, where they have thoroughly enjoyed spending the remainder of their days.

A Celebration of life will be held at the Pioneer Park Hall on July 16th from 11:00am until 3:00pm.


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Patti Wilson
July 15th, 2023

My Aunty Donna taught me alot of things. How to make great cabbage rolls but most of all how to freeze sections of bread. Yup, sounds corny, but actually works. I could go on n on...she had so many tricks up her sleeve. Which now brings us to playing cards which she also did well. I will always cherish my memories of her & miss her dearly. Thank you Aunty for all the good memories đź’–. Know you were well loved by your family. Hugs n love to the family.....Love always....Patti Wilson

Donna Williams
July 15th, 2023

Donna Hope, my sister in law, my friend. We had many chuckles on our names being the same. I remember thinking Donna H. no sense of time. I would go out to pick her up at 1:00 and she would go and wash her hair.
Donna H. Loved to talk. If we talked on the phone I would get myself prepared to be on the phone for hours. I will miss those hours and I will miss you my dear dear sister and friend.

Nikki Williams
July 15th, 2023

My Dad (Ken) and Auntie Donna had a very strong bond. They went through a lot as kids and my dad said that Donna Always looked out for him. She was a big sister and his guardian in a lot of ways. Later in life they didn’t see each other as much but the bond was clearly still there. They both were story tellers and kept the stories alive. I appreciate that about them. I hope they are together in an adventure.

Ryan Williams
July 15th, 2023

As a child, a visit to Auntie Donna’s was going to be a full afternoon of talking and tea. Donna was always excited to have her side of the family over for a visit and always stayed so proud of the “Williams” name. As I grew older, I saw just how curious and enquiring Donna really was. She always was right on top of the recent news in Canada and the US and would always ask for more data to help her understand the issues of the day. She really people feel like their thoughts on a topic were important and should be considered. She truly was the foundation for what is left of the Williams side of the family. Her pride for her extended family will be sadly missed.

Donna Parker
July 15th, 2023

As a child growing up in the lower mainland area I was aware that there was another "donna" in my extended family, but it wasn't until Uncle Bob Williams was dying that the "other Donna" and I connected. Within a matter of hours we were chattering away as if we had really known each other for a multitude of years. She was a pure delight to associate with, to talk with, to share memories of our growing up years with and to explore and expand on our shared thoughts and beliefs. She became a true blessing in my life. Her endless upbeat attitude, quick smile and hearty laugh are now part of me. My admiration of her grew into a deep and abiding love. She became my slightly older sister/cousin and I will always hold her in my inner most thoughts.

David & Jennifer Pratt
July 12th, 2023

We first met Donna and Ron while on holiday in Portugal more than 20 years ago and became instant friends and constant companions. Oh the adventures we have had and the laughter we have shared! So many happy memories. Together we travelled far and wide, attended plays and concerts, played cards and board games, shared countless lunches and dinners and the list goes on. Donna was a wonderful friend - kind, thoughtful, generous, easy to talk to and fun to be with. She was a “people person” and made friends wherever she went. She was optimistic, strong and courageous in the face of adversity. We loved her and are missing her terribly. Our hearts go out to her family in their sorrow.

Craig
July 10th, 2023

Hard to remember a time without Donna Hoppe in our life. For many years she was like a second mom to me. She was easygoing, happy, kind and had a great laugh. One memory that comes to mind were the Thursday grocery shopping trips with mom. My confidences to Ron, Les, Glen, Amanda , Eric and family .

Lisa McGalliard
July 10th, 2023

I grew up with the Hoppe"s as our next door neighbor's for forty plus years!
Donna always treated me like one of her own..

My Mom ( Peggy) and her were beasties for 60 plus years and had many mugs of tea , Friday shopping trips and many lunch days.
When the Hoppe' s moved to Quadra Islamd my Mom and I made several trips over there and was always a great time.
So many wonderful memories!

Donna was a strong women who always had a smile and a great Laugh.
When my mother passed away several years ago I always kept in touch with her and had many lunch visits together bringing one of her favorite food ( White Spot).

You will be missed by all!

Glenda Jamison
July 10th, 2023

I'm going to miss Aunty Donna's smile and our long conversations about our ancestry. Rest in peace.
Until we meet again

Adele Eeckhout
July 7th, 2023

The Hoppe's were my family life long neighbours. I have fond memories of Donna being a very happy, cheerful, and full of life lady. Donna and my mother would spend a lot of time chatting across the fence or as they were putting the laundry out on the clothesline. Donna enjoyed drinking my mother’s English tea, and sharing stories of what the kids had been up. Donna and my mother shared lots of weekly shopping trip together.

When I was a young teenager I become the Hoppe’s babysitter for the two boys (although they could take care of themselves). I remember always arriving about 20-30 minutes before Donna and Ron would leave for the evening. Donna was usually the last one to be ready and she would come into the living room looking very elegant. I always thought as a young girl, how attractive she was when I saw her all dressed up.

My deepest condolences to Les, Glenn and their families at this difficult time.

I hope Donna is having lots of laughter with my mother over a cup of tea.

From my heart, Adele Eeckhout

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