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COOPER– Donald Allan

December 15, 1939 – March 17, 2011

Donald Cooper beloved husband of Jeanette, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Chinook Hospice in Calgary on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at the age of 71 years.

Don was born in Saltcoats, SK on December 15, 1939. He left the family farm at eighteen and came to Calgary where he met and married Jeanette in 1959. Don worked for AGT then Telus until he retired at age 52 to spend much of his time at ‘the lake’ in BC that he loved so much. Always interested in radios, transistors and how things work Dad was one of the first ‘Geeks’ when it came to technology and computers and was a pioneer of his generation. He spent many hours ‘tinkering’ in the basement, garage, the shop, and at the lake and there was no limit to his imagination and ambition in his hobbies.

Don is lovingly remembered by his wife of fifty one years, Jeanette; children; Brian (Ardeth) Cooper, Shelley Cooper, Ian Cooper and Cheryl (Kevin) Mullen, and four grandchildren; Meaghan, Davis, Kyle, and Kendra. He is also survived by his brother Glen (Sandra) Cooper and sister Muriel (Tom) Hayden of Yorkton, SK as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

A private family service will be held. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Intercare Chinook Hospice, Attn: Stacey Boutilier, 1261 Glenmore Trail S.W., Calgary, AB T2V 4Y8, Telephone: (403)258-0040 or to The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7, Telephone: (403)205-4455, www.calgaryhumane.ca. Many thanks to the nurses on Unit 111 at Foothills Hospital and a special thanks to the Chinook Hospice for the loving care Dad received.

In living memory of Donald Cooper, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200.

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  1. Jim and Kathy Morgan Saltcoats, Sk. :

    Was so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Don was a schoolmate of mine(KM) I was so pleased to have had a short visit with him when he was in Saltcoats to attend his mom’s funeral. We have good memories of him from school days – he was a fun guy and I remember his fine singing voice.
    Our sympathy to his family.
    Jim & Kathy

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  2. Andy & Fran Blashyn :

    Our sympathies and condolences are offered to the Cooper Family. Will always remember and cherish the friendship established at “The Lake”

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  3. L es and Eileen Lehr Calgary Alberta. :

    Sorry to hear of Don’s death. We worked together at AGT Mobile Communications. Don was a well respected manager and was good friends with the employees and myself as a fellow manager. He was a hard worker and a good manager.

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  4. Kathy and Clark Johannson :

    Cheryl, Kevin and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

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  5. I knew Don for a few months only, but he stood out as a wonderfull person, pleasant to talk with and full of joy and happiness. It was a shock to learn of his illness last week from Brian and now of his passing away. I am sure he will be missed by every one who knew him. My deepest sympathies to his family.

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  6. Ralph Hirst and Ken Dredge :

    Our sympathies and condolences to Jeanette and all the family. Don was a good friend to Ken and after Ken’s stroke spent a lot of time with him. We are saddened by his passing and will miss the Friday night pizzas.

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  7. Betty and Glen Mertens :

    Betty (cousin) of Jeanette and her husband Glen Mertens wish to send Jeanette and her family our very deep condolences for the loss of Don who was a friend and very good husband to Jeanette. You have our deepest sympathies and thoughts.

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  8. Debbie and Ken Walters :

    Shelley, we send our condolences to you and your family. Sounds like your Dad was a most interesting fellow.

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