In the early morning hours of Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Myrtle Rosina Blanche Hopp passed away peacefully at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital at the age of 88 years. Blanche was born on June 21, 1925 near Kipling, Saskatchewan to Charles and Myrtle Cumming. Blanche married Henry Hopp in 1946 and moved to Kimberley in 1948.

Blanche’s love for her family was her life. Everything she did revolved around her husband, Henry and her daughters. She was always interested in what her daughters accomplished and in turn, this love was directed towards her grandchildren too. She was a very caring and loving person and will be missed by all who were privileged to know her. Blanche and Henry lived in Kimberley for 48 years before moving to Cranbrook eight years ago.

Blanche is survived by her two daughters, Candis (Derek) and Glennis (Wayne) as well as her grandchildren; Jayson (Carrie), Leanne (Daren), Adelene, Kaleb and three great grandchildren. She also leaves behind three brothers, one sister and many nieces and nephews. Blanche was predeceased by her husband Henry in 2010.

A Celebration of Blanche’s Life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be left for the family at

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