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Wade Lionel Hopkins

A beloved father of Arran, Gavin, Chantelle and Luke, a dear grandfather, caring brother and generous friend. He lived life to the fullest and will live on in the memories of the people that loved him

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  1. Wade, you were a bright light in the lives of your family and friends, and that light will always shine within them. You will be sorely missed, but remembered with such great fondness.
    A legend in your own lifetime, wherever you may be, keep smiling.

    Sending all the family my deepest sympathy and love. You are all in my thoughts at this sad time.

    Helen xx

    Helen Eastick
  2. So sad to think we will not see your cheeky chappy smile or hear that infectious giggle again. Wade you were the eldest of our generation and you will be sorely missed. Although wherever you are now will be a much happier place for you being there.
    Sending our love and condolences to all the family.
    It’s such a shame that due to COVID we won’t all be able to be together to celebrate your life but we will be thinking of you.
    Lots of love Paul, Louise, James, Chess and George
    and of course Auntie Ellen xx


    Paul Taylor
  3. Dearest Wade, my favourite cousin,
    Your lovely smile and your laughter will stay with us forever. Life is for living and you certainly lived yours to the full. I’m so sorry we didn’t get to meet up once more. You will never be forgotten, but remembered with such fondness and love.
    Thinking of you all at this sad time and sending love to all the family.
    Jenny, Tony, Jamie and Jodie XX

    Jenny Hopkins
  4. My heart goes out to all his family and friends .I knew Wade when he lived In Cambridgeshire .Chantelle was very close to my daughter Chloe and Alex my son got on famously with Luke .We had so many fun times with Wade coming round for dinner etc .My memories of him are filled with laughter He made us laugh a lot and I mean belly laugh .He was always so generous and kind never had a bad word to say about anyone .My heart goes out to u all He was a one off a special man inside and out

    Carolyn harris
  5. My thoughts are with your family and friends and for anyone that had the joy of meeting you.
    Without doubt one of life’s nice guys, I will miss hearing that chuckle.
    Rest in Peace Wade.

    Alan Suter
  6. We were so sad to hear the very sad news about Wade. We have so many wonderful memories of this lovely kind man who had such a terrific sense of humour. He was always great company, a good listener and a real gentleman. My mum, Anne, who lived next door to Alice loved him to bits as we all did. Our thoughts are with the family who have suffered such a great loss. The Boguzas family xxx

    Caroline and Michael Boguzas
  7. It was a privilege to know such a kind, caring and loving man who was a true gentleman. I have so many lovely memories of the good times spent in Wade’s company and will always remember his infectious laugh and cheeky smile.
    Sending my deepest sympathy and love to all the family.
    Rest in peace, dear Wade.

    Annie G. X

    Anne Grafton
  8. We just want to say we had the pleasure of meeting Wade when he visited Ireland with Alice. We will always remember Wade as the lovely gentleman he was with such a hearty laugh.
    Our deepest sympathy to Alice and Wade’s family.

    Cathy + Loki O'Loughlin
  9. Wade we will always remember your gentle ways and great laugh.

    Cathy + Loki O'Loughlin
  10. Wade, absolutely gutted we will never have that full English together.
    Every relative needs a big cousin to look up to. I actually wanted to be a drummer and be in a band.
    Those 3 months you took me under your wing, 1984. I quickly realised you could sell sand to the Arabs, with a dashing smile and a wicked sense of humour you enjoyed life.
    you will be sorely missed.
    I think these lyrics sum it up better than I can :- Dualers busking in Romford.
    Enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think
    Enjoy yourself, while you’re still in the pink
    The years go by, as quickly as you weekend
    Enjoy yourself, enjoy yourself,
    It’s later than you think
    Gonna miss ya cuz and our games on FB 😢

    Clive Hopkins
  11. I love those random memories of Wade that make me smile no matter what’s going on in my life right now. Rest in peace dear friend. Shashi

    Shashi Mehta
  12. Wade, what a tragic loss you are to everyone that knew you.
    The charisma, the looks, your lovely kind nature. Most of all the uncontrollable giggles and laughs that brightened our lives.
    We have so many wonderful memories of you, and will miss you with muchness.
    Rest in peace gorgeous, you will always be in our hearts.
    Sending love to all the family at this very sad time.

    Mandy Taylor
  13. Never without a smile and a friendly, welcoming hug. Wade’s humour and sincerity would win you over instantly. It was a privilege to have known such a lovely man.
    My thoughts go out to his family, to Alice and to those who loved and cared for him.
    You will be missed Wade. 🌻

    Jonathan Phillips
  14. Wade, on the very few occasions that we met, your welcoming and constant smile is what I will remember most. RIP Lovely man. I know you will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved your gentle soul. ❤️🎈🍻

  15. It is with a heavy heart that we all say goodbye to Wade. I have such fond and happy memories over some 35 years or so and we always found something to laugh at or smile about. Always such a pleasure to spend time with him. He was so supportive and kind – his memory for extraordinary detail about other people was unsurpassed and quite unique and that is what made him a truly special human being – a real Mensch.
    Sending heartfelt condolences to Wade’s family and his wide circle of friends and colleagues – may the memories we cherish be for a blessing to us all.

    Michael and the family Simon: Paul, Carolyn, Reuben and especially Mum
  16. Thinking of Wade brings a smile to our faces. Family meetings with him were always a happy occasion. Wade and laughter went hand-in-hand. Wade will be sadly missed – Aunt Eileen, Jackie, Ralph and Martin.

    Martin Taylor
  17. Wade
    They just don’t make them like you. Your gentle kind nature, cheeky smile and sense of humour. A true Gentleman. We shared lovely times including a fabulous Christmas. And a memorable trip to the George in Stamford. We feel we are privileged to have known you and will miss you greatly. Lots of love from us all Xx

    Debbie, Clive, Dom, Faye, Tom, Sam
  18. Rest in peace Wade
    It was a pleasure to have known you and called you a friend

    Cliff Manley
  19. Dearest Wade, such a shame to hear of your passing. You will always be remembered by that warming and welcoming smile – not to mention the words “did you want a drink?” afterwards. A true gentleman and one who I will miss very much, A real Bobby Dazzler. Rest peacefully.

    Henry Gravells
  20. Wade,

    Thank you for shinning light into our time with you.

    We will miss your laugh and stories.

    Our condolences to all your faimly.

    All at Ascend Broking x

    Ascend Broking
  21. Rest In Peace dear Wade
    It has been a pleasure and a privilege to have known you and called you our friend.
    God Bless you

    Gill & Doug
  22. A pleasure to have known him How true his personality shone true , A special gift for us all
    Rest in peace Wade never to be forgotten.
    Tony and Susy McNabb

    Tony McNabb
  23. Rest In Peace dear Wade
    It has been a pleasure and a privilege to have known you and called you our friend.
    God Bless

    Gill & Doug Dockrill
  24. Wade it was such a pleasure to have known you. You made Alice smile. You were a gentleman. You were a rogue. You were so loved and you will be so missed. Love from us all in Ireland. Aisling & clan Xx

    Aisling McNiffe
  25. Luke, very sorry to hear about the passing of your father. After reading the messages here it is clear that he was a wonderful man that brought cheer to the lives of many.

    Sending our thoughts from across the pond,


    Robert Lee
  26. Wade
    As a family we only met you a few times through our friendship with David, but after the first occasion it felt like we had known you much longer. You were always so welcoming, generous and full of fun. As everyone says your infectious giggle will never be forgotten and it was our pleasure to know you. Some people come and go in our lives but you have left a lasting memory, such a lovely man…..
    With deepest sympathy to all the family. X

    Paul, Anita, Amy and Todd

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