Hopfner, Evelyn Marie, age 84, of St Joseph Foyer, Ponteix, formerly of Vanguard, SK passed away March 24,2012 at Ponteix, SK The Memorial Mass Service was held at 10:00 am Wednesday, March 28,
2012 from St. Joseph Catholic Church in Vanguard, SK with Father Guy Amedee and Bernadette Cey officiating. A Prayer Service was held Tuesday, March 27 at 7:00 pm from St Joseph Catholic Church in
Vanguard with Bernadette Cey officiating. Music was provided by Joan Williamson and Bernadette Cey, with a solo preformed by Bernadette Cey. The Life Tribute was presented by Evelyn's son-in-law Don
Hornung. A tribute from her Grandchildren was presented by Granddaughters Kathy Wilkins and Karri-Anne Sachkowski. The ushers were Jeff Hornung, Reg Hornung and Mike O'Neill. The honorary pallbearers were C.W.L. members and all who shared in her life. The interment service will take place at a later date at the Vanguard Community Cemetery. Evelyn was born on July 29,1927 in Vanguard. She attended Douglas country school and Vanguard school. In her early years, She worked as a Nurses Aide in Fort San, Gravelbourg and Ponteix. During this time she met the love of her life, Emil Peter Hopfner. One thought was going through her mind, "Could I have this dance and would you be my partner for the rest of my life". They were married on October 28, 1949 in Regina, SK. Together they created a great family and legacy. For most of her life she was a hotel person. She was the chief cook and bottle washer. Soon the family started growing as Larry, Brent and Sherry gave "Nana and Bumpa" the gift of grandchildren! Evelyn soon became known to ALL as "Nana". She could meet new friends with ease and was noted for her great meals, bread, buns, pies and goodies. She loved her family dearly and always found time to love and support them. She loved family gatherings the most and especially loved the, family poker games. Faith was a big part of Nana's life. She was very proud to receive her 60 year CWL pin in 2011. In the past year and a half, Nana had to make serveral adjustments to her life. She made each change with a positive attitude. In November 2011, she moved to Swift Current and lived there for a year before moving to the Foyer in Ponteix. Evelyn is survived by her children; son, Larry (Pam) Hopfner of Lac Pelletier and their family; Kathy (Warren) Wilkins, and their children, Keshia (Trevor), and Harper, Tanai and Taytum; Karri (Dwight) Sachkowski and their children Kyler and Raine; Shauna (Quintin) Cairns and their children Keynan and Addi, all of Shaunavon. Son, Brent (Lorraine) Hopfner of Medicine Hat and their family Tyler (Leslie) Hopfner and their children Brooklyn and Brittney of Medicine Hat; Tim (Kim) Hopfner and their children Ryann and Ethan of Swift Current, Cory Hopfner of Medicine Hat; daughter Sherry (Don) Hornung of Vanguard and their family Todd (Jolene) Hornung and their children Ryland and Hayden of Swift Current; Lisa (Stacy) Bye and son Dillon, of Swift Current; Jenna (Bobby) Smith and their children Ayla and Kennady of Hazenmore; two sisters; Rita Gobel of Calgary, and Gladys (Joe) L 'Heureux of Moose Jaw; brother; Gary (Rosemary) Woods of Hamilton, Ont.; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Emil in 1996, her mother and father Frank and Flora Woods, brother Ken and Vernon (Bob) Woods and sisters Doris and Marg and great niece Jill. Evelyn will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by her family and friends.
In her memory, memorial donations may be made to the Foyer St. Joseph Nursing Home, 428 2nd Ave. Ponteix, SK SON 1Z0 or the Vanguard Community Cemetery Fund, Vanguard, SK SON 1WO. Lemieux Funeral Home was in care of arrangements. For further information, please call 625-3925 or visit their website at www.lemieuxfuneralhome.com to express your sympathy to the family in our book of condolence.