It is with great shock and sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Kevin E. Hopper of Rimbey, Alberta on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at the age of 51 years.

Kevin was born and raised in the Rimbey area, and always possessed an immense love for adventure and the great outdoors. He was an avid and fearless horseman. There was no trail or horse that he couldn’t ride! Kevin was a good and loyal friend and neighbour, and will be sadly missed by us all.

Kevin will forever be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his children: daughter, Meghan (Ray) Speed of Red Deer; daughter, Amanda Hopper of Bluffton; and son, Tyler Hopper, also of Bluffton; as well as his best friend and true love, Tracey Seewald; and his four treasured grandchildren: Nieve, Ryley, Jordan and Maria Speed. He will also be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his parents, Dennis and Loraine Hopper of Rimbey; his brother, Brett (Kathy) Maimann of Edmonton; and three sisters, Denise (Darren) May of Rimbey; Kim Purdy (Frank Wilson) of Sylvan Lake; and Kathy (Jerry) Fortino of Lacombe; in addition to the mother of his children, Gabe Hopper; and many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, other relatives, and a host of cherished friends. Kevin was predeceased by his sister, Shelley Hopper in 1984; and his grandparents: Charles and Ann Hopper; Earl and Jessie Johnson; and Louis and Myrtle Miller.

A Public Memorial Service in Celebration of Kevin’s Life was held at the Rimbey United Church, Rimbey on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with the Reverend Deborah Laing officiating. Cremation took place at the Central Alberta Crematorium, Red Deer. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Kevin’s Memory may be made directly to the Agrim Centre, c/o Rimbey Agricultural Society, Box 1173, Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0. Condolences to the Family may also be expressed by e-mail to:

Funeral and Cremation Arrangements for the Late Kevin E. Hopper entrusted to the care of


Rimbey, AB. 1-403-843-4445

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