James Hopkins

James Hopkins
Our hearts are broken to announce the sudden death of our loving son, James Philip Narender Hopkins, age 30, of St. Marys and formerly of Stratford. Born in Sidcup, England, son of Mark and Cara (Budhram) Hopkins. Beloved brother of Cate Hopkins. Grandson of Shirley and Philip Hopkins and Jasmat Jawallie. James will be remembered by his many aunts and uncles; Vindra (Steve), Violet (Niels), Clare, Jon (Carol), Tuba and Suresh, along with many cousins in the U.K., U.S., Canada and Guyana. He will be missed by his many friends, especially his close friend Greg. James was predeceased by his grandfather Harry Jawallie, his aunt Rohini and uncles, Beeram, Koshal and Narine. He was devoted to his pets; dog, rats and goldfish. James was a sensitive, kind, soft spoken soul. He loved his family and was dearly loved by everyone. We are proud and blessed to have had James in our lives. He was a gifted Musician and physicist, obtaining his BSC in Physicist at the University of Western Ontario. He was very proud of his internship he had with Cinea in Ottawa. He also had a passion for astronomy and through tutoring at the university; he helped others reach their potential. His music truly brought joy to everyone and was a source of peace and healing for James. We will remember him for his sense of humor and not let the small things in life matter. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed biking, running and growing plants. He was very spiritual and joined The Baha’i Faith and we are truly grateful for their love and support. He went on a joyous pilgrimage to the Baha’i Spiritual Centre in 2010 in Haifa, with his mum. He had a deep compassion and commitment to working with mentally and physically challenged individuals and worked for many years with “Hats Off”. He was concerned by world issues, such as conflicts, materialism, complacency, inequality, prejudice and environmental issues. He talked about 3rd world problems and making a difference by volunteering in areas such as Engineers Without Borders. He constantly fought to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and courageously battled his own mental health problems. Family and friends may call at the W. G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow in Avondale Cemetery (Stratford). In lieu of flowers, and as expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Engineers without Borders or a charity of your choice through the funeral home (519)-271-7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com

Additional Info

  • Service Information:
    Visitation
    Tuesday, July18, 2017
    1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
     
    Funeral Service
    Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
     
    Interment
    Avondale Cemetery (Stratford)
     
    Memorial Donations
    Engineers without Borders
    Charity of Choice