Sylvia Irene Hoppe
March 12, 1943 – March 21, 2024

The death of Sylvia Irene (nee Pray) Hoppe of Humboldt, SK, (and formerly of Fulda, SK), occurred at her residence on Thursday, March 21, 2024. She was 81 years of age. Sylvia was born to Steve and Hilda (nee Monz) Pray on March 12, 1943, in Bruno, SK. She grew up there with her siblings Henry and Lucille. Sylvia attended Cranich Lake School near Bruno until Grade 8. She met Walter Hoppe at a dance at the Starlight Hall, and they have been pretty much inseparable since. They were married on October 15, 1959, in Fulda. Shortly after, Sylvia and Walter moved to Saskatoon, SK. Their son Wayne was born in 1960, and Stanley was born in 1961, thus making their family complete. In 1963, Sylvia and Walter bought Allan Eckl’s land and began creating their legacy on the farm. Sylvia kept busy driving grain trucks, harrow packing, cooking, doing chores, and taking care of their boys. Never one to sit still, there was never a weed to be found or a thing out of place. She’d have the dishes done before you were even finished eating. Men in the family joked that all women need “Grandma Sylvia’s training”. She kept handwritten notes of every important farm detail – the day each field was seeded, as well as the amount of rain, yields, and grain prices, and had them all neatly filed since the year they began farming. In her leisure time, Sylvia enjoyed playing cards, crocheting, sewing, crafting, gardening, fishing, and won many awards and trophies for bowling. In addition, she was a member of the Fulda CWL and the Humboldt and Bruno bowling leagues. Visiting with family was of utmost importance. Her grandkids and great-grandchildren were her most prized possessions. She could be found with a smile, playing with farm toys or delivering donuts and pop to the kids in the field. Sylvia and Walter also loved casino trips to Prince Albert and had just returned from one on the day she passed. Sylvia will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 64 years, WALTER Hoppe; two sons, six grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren: WAYNE (Michele) Hoppe and family, Shane (Tricia) [Lexi and Lennox], Kimberly (Dustin) Folk [Abigail and Isabelle], Stephanie [Kynzlee], and Hillary (Jonathon) Kochan [Peyton, Hunter and Aria]; STANLEY (Wendy) Hoppe and family, Scott (Amber) [Rylan, Reid and Brandt], Jamie (Ashley) [Liam, Jaelyn and Kirk]; one sister, Lucille (Ed) Gamola; in-laws: Alma Hoppe, Elvina Pray, and Garlen (Diana) Hoppe; and by many nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Steve Pray (1981), and Hilda (nee Monz) Pray (1991); two older brothers, Wilfred and Henry Pray; and by brother-in-law, Albert Hoppe. The Funeral Mass was offered at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, Humboldt, on Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at 10:30 a.m., celebrated by Fr. Colin Roy. Others taking part were: Shane Hoppe, crossbearer; Jamie Hoppe and Kimberly Folk, scripture readers; Rylan Hoppe, Reid Hoppe, Brandt Hoppe, Peyton Kochan, and Liam Hoppe, intentions; Stephanie Hoppe and Hillary Kochan, giftbearers; Scott Hoppe and Shane Hoppe, eulogists; Shelley Hoppe and Carolyn Galka, memorial table attendants; and Scott Hoppe, urnbearer. Music ministry was provided by Darin Pray, Andrea Pittman and Dayna Keller, as well as the St. Augustine Parish Funeral Choir. Honorary pallbearers were Sylvia’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Interment followed at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Fulda. Memorial donations may be directed to either the Heart & Stroke Foundation (Heart & Stroke Foundation, P.O. Box 460, STN K, Toronto, ON, M4P 9Z9) or St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Cemetery.

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Schuler-Lefebvre Funeral & Cremation Services - Humboldt, Saskatchewan