Memories & Celebrations of Life
Obituary - Karl Hopf
March 8, 1952 - December 29, 2018
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Karl Dieter Hopf at his home in Pickle Lake, ON, Dec.29, 2018 surrounded with his sisters and childhood friend, Lloyd Lundstrom.
Karl grew up and went to school in Madsen and Red Lake, ON. He worked in the mining industry after leaving school. He had a passion for music and played bass guitar in local and touring bands. He enjoyed travelling in Europe, Mexico, U.S.A. and Canada. He spent his spare time fishing, driving his Cadillac and touring parts of Canada on his favourite motorcycle.
Karl dedicated his life to the improvement of Pickle Lake and was an employee of the Township of Pickle Lake for over 27 years. He was the Town Superintendent, Public Works Superintendent and Inspector, Land Superintendent, Arena and Curling Rink Superintendent, Chief Building Inspector, Ministry of Housing and Building and Property Inspector, School Board Trustee and Heavy Equipment Operator when he retired in 2012. He ran for public office and was Mayor of Pickle Lake from 2014 - 2018. He championed Pickle Lake at every opportunity and initiated a number of projects which will see completion in the next four years. He was proud that he left the Township books in the black at the end of his term.
Karl was always learning and willingly shared his knowledge. He was generous and kind, helping those in need. He was a loyal friend. His sisters know him as a caring and loving brother.
Karl is survived by his sisters; Elvira (Rudy - deceased) Knaack, Sylvia (Keith) Jenken, Debra (Norman) Sowinski, Esther (Richard) Brown, Mercedes Hopf, two nieces, eight nephews, and fourteen grand nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Ruth and Walter Hopf.
A memorial service for Karl Hopf will be held at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, Jan, 9, 2019 at the Pickle Lake
Karl did not want people to travel long distances in winter weather, therefore, memorial services will be held in Thunder Bay and Red Lake at a later date, time and place to
In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army through the Sioux Lookout Funeral Home, Box 1449, Sioux Lookout Ontario P8T 1B9.
We will always carry your memory in our hearts.