HUPKES, Charles

August 30, 1945 – April 23, 2023

In loving memory – Charles Hupkes of Cochrane, AB passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2023 with family by his side. He was born on August 30, 1945 and lived near Bottrel and in Cochrane, AB.

Charles had a personal relationship with Jesus, and it was evident in the love and care he gave to those around him. He will be remembered for his smile, sense of humor, and gentle spirit by his family and friends. He is predeceased by his parents, sister Bertha, and sister-in-law Maureen. He is survived by his siblings Gerrit, Henry, and Geurdina, their spouses and many nephews and nieces and their children. 

The Memorial Service will be held at Bow Valley Baptist Church, 54 W Aarsby Rd., Cochrane, AB on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 2:00 pm. Flowers are gratefully declined.

Arrangements entrusted to Flo Simpson, Funeral Director

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – 403-932-1039

  1. On April 24, 2023 at 11:31 am Stacy Berner Said:

    I will miss you big smiles and everything else
    From Stacy Berner

  2. On April 24, 2023 at 11:38 am DAVE AND PAT BUCKLER Said:

    so sorry to hear about Charlie,he always had a smile and so enjoyed helping others,always said to me call me Charles.Thankful for his friendship over the years.God speed.

  3. On April 24, 2023 at 12:58 pm Yvonne and abe Said:

    Condolences to the family

  4. On April 24, 2023 at 4:18 pm Lyle and Ginny Wilson Said:

    Condolences, sorry to hear for your loss

  5. On April 24, 2023 at 4:46 pm Haile Said:

    My family was blessed to have had a long, wonderful friendship with Charlie. I am so terribly sorry to hear of his passing. Charlie was a beloved light in the community and will be greatly missed. My sincerest condolences to his family and all that loved him.
    Until we meet again.

  6. On April 24, 2023 at 7:13 pm Isabella Vandal Said:

    So very sorry for your loss. Charley was a wonderful, caring man.
    He will be missed. . A pleasure to know him. God’s blessings
    Condolences to his family.

  7. On April 24, 2023 at 7:14 pm Isabella Vandal Said:

    Condolences , So very sorry for your loss. Charley was a wonderful, caring man.
    He will be missed. . A pleasure to know him. God’s blessings

  8. On April 24, 2023 at 7:57 pm Mo Wuthrich Said:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Charles was such a wonderful man with a huge smile and a gentle spirit. I will miss him deeply.

  9. On April 24, 2023 at 8:50 pm Perry Schopff Said:

    I have many fond memories of Charles and his Brothers and Sisters as we spent many hours together. I am sorry that our lives had us drift apart but then lately we were reunited again a few years ago. Please accept my deepest Condolences to all the Hupkes Family.
    Love Perry and Alice Schopff….

  10. On April 24, 2023 at 9:57 pm Willi van der Woude Said:

    Deepest condolences to Henry & Margaret and the Hupkes family on the passing of your beloved Charlie. I met Charlie only once but have heard on many occasions of the quiet but tremendous blessing he was to the Hupkes family. May God comfort you & inspire many with the wonderful legacy Charlie leaves.

  11. On April 25, 2023 at 6:07 pm Linda Dolen Said:

    My deepest and heartfelt sympathy for you all in this time of great sadness. Charlie will be sadly missed by all. His kind and caring spirit will live on in all he loved. In the love you shared and the memories you built together. He rests now in the arms of Jesus. You are all in my heart and prayers.
    Linda Dolen

  12. On April 26, 2023 at 3:00 pm Brian/Sunny Ethan Eves Said:

    Our family send condolences to the family and friends of Charles. We know that he is in a room that our Lord has prepared for him in advance! And we believe in that promise from God to all of us who believe!
    Brian, Sunny and Ethan Eves

  13. On April 26, 2023 at 4:19 pm Liz Boles Said:

    Charles you will be deeply missed by many, you and I always had our daily visit at Bethany and that
    continued on at Church, You always had that smile, my condolences to all your family, You are now
    with our Lord, he will continue looking after you. I will miss you and our visits with Love and Many Blessings.

  14. On April 27, 2023 at 7:10 pm Kathy Martin Said:

    I got to know Charles through my volunteering at The Bethany. He always had this smile, and a little laugh, that couldn’t help but brighten your day. He truly was a wonderful person, and I was blessed to have known him.
    My deepest condolences to Charles family – praying that God will guide you through this difficult time.

  15. On April 27, 2023 at 9:28 pm Karin Boll Said:

    Our condolences on Charlie’s passing. Always smiling and that twinkle in he eyes. A loving and caring man.

    Karin Boll (nee Harbidge)
    And son Jason Boll

  16. On April 29, 2023 at 8:41 am Morgan Frerot Said:

    My Condolences on Charles passing. Charles had the biggest smile. It was a pleasure to know him.

  17. On May 1, 2023 at 7:32 pm Kathy and Dan MacFarlane Said:

    Blessings and condolences to all the family. Wishing you much comfort and peace. We had not heard about his passing earlier and wanted to send our thoughts and comfort.

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