Arthur Hopp of Brooks passed away at Brooks Health Centre on March 15, 2021, at the age of 91 following a brief illness. He was born in Castor, Alberta to Theodor and Justina Hopp. Dad had various jobs from farming and ranching, lease rider to brand inspector. During the late 1960’s he started Chariot Racing and in 1971 his horses were used in the Disney Movie, Hacksaw. Dad married Bernice Westwick on June 16, 1984. After retiring in 1987, Dad and Bernice bought a pair of Percheron Horses. They started participating in parades around Southern Alberta and in1992 they were honored to be asked to participate in the Calgary Stampede Parade. The Calgary Flames rode in his wagon a number of times in the Stampede Parade. Dad started the Log Skid Competition at Patricia Rodeo in 1993. Grampa’s Team was the transportation for his children’s weddings which he was proud to do. Dad was predeceased by his wife Bernice, parents Theodor and Justina, grandson Jamie Lawson, and great-granddaughter Mia Hopp, 5 brothers, and 1 sister. He is survived by his children Larry (Joanne), Randy, Reta (Brian), Joyce (Dale), Keith (Sandra), stepchildren Bea (Harvey), Pam (Iesmall) Loretta, Gene (Kelly), 20 grandchildren, and 28 great-grandchildren.
To the doctors and nurses that looked after Dad, a special thanks
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