Peacefully with his family by his side at the Brantford General Hospital on Tuesday November 5, 2019. Jim Hopkins in his 92nd year Beloved husband for 70 years of Betty (nee Mann). Loved Dad to Rod and his wife Cathie, and Debbie and her husband Mike Bishop. Loved grandpa of Mike, Quentin (Pam), Jeff (Erin), Brandy (Craig), Malinda (Tim) Nicole (Warren) and Carl (Nicky). Great Pa to 14 great grandchildren. Survived by 2 brothers, one sister and many nieces and nephews. Pre-deceased by 12 brothers and sisters. Jim was a talented self taught luthier whose instruments are played throughout North America. He loved his family and enjoyed fishing, and carpentry and many other hobbies. Friends will be received at the TOLL FUNERAL HOME, 55 Charing Cross Street, Brantford on Sunday November 10 from 7-9 p.m. and Monday November 11, 2019 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Service in the chapel on Tuesday November 12, 2019 at 1 p.m. Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society appreciated.