In memoriam of

 Paula Christine Hopkins

March 24, 1970 – June 9, 2023

It is with much sadness we announce the passing of Paula Hopkins from this world on June 9th after a lengthy battle with brain cancer.

She was an amazing woman who almost always had a huge smile on her face. She loved children and animals and had the ability to make you feel like the greatest person in the world with just a few words.

An advocate of equality, she proudly wore lgbtq+ shirts and pins in support of the community and never minced words about her support. She wanted to help anyone and everyone who was hurting or in need. 

Her moments of heart swelling pride all revolved around her son, Carey, whom she loved more than life itself and the pride and love showed in her eyes every single time she looked at him or spoke of him.

She was an amazing wife as well, and being fortunate enough to have had her love for the last ten years has ultimately made me a better person and empty without her. She always called me “her heart” and I called her “my reason.”  Her loss is devastating, and the world is a slightly less beautiful place without her in it.

I will love you forever baby girl, be at peace with our loved ones now.

She leaves to mourn, Her husband, Ryan, of Fort McMurray, AB; son, Carey Penton, of Fort McMurray, AB; daughter-in-law, Emilie Diduch, of Fort McMurray, AB; parents, Vera and Cal Wells, Fogo, of Newfoundland & Labrador; siblings: Roland (Cindy) Wells, Fogo, of Newfoundland & Labrador, Debbie (Jim) Hart Fogo, of Newfoundland & Labrador, Paul (Pamela)Wells, of Brampton, Ontario, Sonya (Kirt) Murray, of Medicine Hat, Alberta; , mother-in-law, Carol Hopkins, of Fort McMurray, AB; sisters-in-law, Anastacia Hopkins, of St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, and Kelly Hopkins, of Fort McMurray, AB, as well as many nephews, nieces, cousins, extended family and friends.

A Wake will be held from 12:00 NOON to 2:00 PM (2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM GMT) on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, at Fort McMurray Funeral Home, 225-B MacDonald Crescent.

A Funeral Service will follow at 2:00 PM (4:00 PM EDT, 5:30 PM GMT), Wednesday, June 14, 2023, at Fort McMurray Funeral Home. The Funeral Service has been recorded. Please click the link below.

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Visitation begins at 34min

Service begins at 1hr and 39min

Fort McMurray Funeral Home