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David " Hoppy " Hopkinson ( QEGS ) ... Funeral

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Hi all,

I have been asked by a few of my exiled ex QEGS friends to " represent " them at David's funeral, which I hope to attend.
I thought I should type up a list to enclose in the card I shall be giving to the family , giving their names.

Should any posters on this board wish me to do the same, can you please e-mail me below. Please feel free to forward my details on to any of your contacts and I'll happily do likewise and add them to the list. A note of your years at QEGS, ie ( 1988 - 1995 ) would be a helpful touch, and perhaps a maiden name, if appropriate.


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Can't make the funeral sadly, as I'll be working.

Can I please be included in the card? Also my wife

Michael Ellison - 2002-2009

Julia Ellison (nee Shekleton) - 2007-2012

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  • 2 weeks later...

I was working at QEGS yesterday, as a Cover Supervisor. David was my old 6th form Tutor & teacher, and the pupils behaved immaculately in giving him a well deserved tribute.

As I stood near the entrance to Alexandra Meadows, an elderly lady in her late 80's with a walking stick identified herself as the mother of Andrew McDonald, ( 1971-78 ) ... " My son thought the world of Mr Hopkinson ... he lives abroad now, but I just thought I should be here to pay respects on his behalf " .... that lovely gesture spoke volumes for David's influence on generations of pupils ! 

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As a former teacher of mine, was sad to hear of Dave H’s passing, he was a lovely, much respected fella. 
Up from London for a different funeral I heard Dave’s service was held the same day and very well attended. 

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