Charles "Charlie" Hillary Hopkins was born to John James Hopkins and Alice Hillary Hopkins (Clift). Charles farmed NW 28-45-18-W2 and was self-employed. In 1954 he married Lillian Palma Sather in the Carrot River Lutheran Church in Fairy Glen, Saskatchewan. In 1992 Charles was appointed Director for the Rural Municipality of Star City. He currently resides in Melfort, Saskatchewan.