Albert George Cooper

It is with profound sadness that the family of Albert George Cooper announces he passed away from Cancer on September 8th, 2011. He was born in Montreal Quebec on March 3, 1925 to Gertrude Middleton Cooper (Byers) and Albert Henry Cooper. After the death of his mother at 14 and a new marriage the family moved to Vancouver. He lived with Ruth Woods and her 3 sons until he signed up with the Canadian Navy for active duty in WW2. Upon return he rejoined the Woods family in Duncan, Vancouver Island where he met and married Ruth Heather Cooper (Hope) in 1947; worked for BA Oil as a bulk distributor and were blessed with 4 children. He was offered the opportunity to run his own business in Qualicum Beach and moved and lived in the area until 1999. He loved the ocean and built 1 of the 3 boats he owned to travel with family and friends the Juan de Fuca and US waters on holidays. During the retirement years George and Heather travelled in their motorhomes and finally settled as snowbirds in Desert Hot Springs, California and Bowser. Heather passed away October 25, 1997 and left a huge emptiness for George until Solveig Kvam came into his life and remained his partner until his death in Abbotsford. George gained another family in Calvin and Mae Smith (N. Vanc) and their children and Terry (Sechelt). George was predeceased by his sons, Douglas Ross Cooper, Feb. 2/77 and Robert John Cooper (Ryley, Alta) March 12, 2011. Survived by Janice H. Wilmot (Richard) and Richard G. Cooper (Parksville) 7 Grandchildren; Tanya, Liza, Elizabeth, Chris, Cathy, Jeffrey and Michael and 8 great grandchildren. Heartfelt thanks to Abbotsford Hospital, Palliative Care and finally Langley Hospice for the dignity and comfort George received in your care. A small family gathering will be held in the Spring to Celebrate George?s life. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society are gratefully accepted in his memory. George was a good father, friend, husband and provider who was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. In our hearts forever!

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