Stella Sarah HOPKINS (nee Dragovitch)

  • Oct. 7, 2015 7:00 a.m.

Stella Sarah HOPKINS (nee Dragovitch)

December 2, 1928 – October 7, 2015

Stella was born in London, England and passed away comfortably in the care of the Palliative Unit at Nanaimo Regional Hospital. She is survived and will be deeply missed by her daughter and son-in-law, Pauline and Derrill Prevett of Qualicum Beach, BC, and warmly remembered by other relatives and friends. Stella was predeceased by sister, Violet and brothers Ron and Harry of the United Kingdom.

Coming to Canada in 1955 with her former husband and daughter, Stella did secretarial work and hairdressing in Ontario before moving to British Columbia. In the Comox Valley she worked with the mentally challenged in group homes and woodworking shop then as a House Mother at Queen Margaret’s School in Duncan before retiring and moving to Parksville.

Gifted with her hands and imagination, she created wonderful needle crafts, art, and bead work. Beachcombing, gardening, birds and dogs brought her much enjoyment over the years. She was an enthusiastic watcher of The Shopping Channel and Classic Movies and spent many hours reading and doing jigsaw puzzles in recent years.

Following cremation, there will be a private remembrance with her friends at a future date. In lieu of flowers, if you would like to honour Stella’s memory, please consider a donation in her name to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, 804 – 2 Lansing Square, Toronto, ON M2J 4P8 or the BC SPCA, c/o Donor Relations Team, 1245 East 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5T 1R1.

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