HOPKINS, Katherine Ella "Lala" — 79, of Louisdale, passed away peacefully in St. Martha's Regional Hospital on May 3, 2010, surrounded by her loving family. She was a daughter of the late George Andrew and Margaret Jane (MacEachern) Hopkins. She was the devoted mother of Murleen (Alan) Marchbank, Kevin (Mavis) Hopkins, both of Sarnia, Ont., and Jackie (Sylvia) Hopkins of Louisdale. She was a loving grandmother to Eric and Alex Marchbank, Alan, Aaron and Evan Hopkins, Rhonda Gerrior, Rachel Martell, Shauna Sampson and Shannon McNamara, and a loving great-grandmother to Meaghan, Jacob, Shelby, Brady, Taylor, Riley, Spencer and Olivia. She is survived by her brother, John Hopkins, Louisdale; sisters, Beatrice (Joe) Savage, Ida (Richard) Hutt, both of New Glasgow, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters, Mary (Art) Keefe, Caroline (Bill) Gillan, Sadie Hopkins and brother, Walter in infancy. She had a great love for animals and anyone who came to her home was always welcomed as a friend. She was a caring and compassionate person whose concern was always for others before her own. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place in the Glen Sampson Room in Louisdale on Thursday, May 6, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held on Friday, May 7, at 11 a.m. in St. Louis Parish Church with Rev. MacDougall officiating. Burial to follow in St. Louis Parish Cemetery, Louisdale. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Parish Cemetery Fund, Red Cross Society or the SPCA. A special thank you to the doctors and nursing staff of St. Martha's Hospital for their compassionate care. On-line condolences may be sent to www.imlfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of IML Funeral Services, Petit de Grat.
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