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COOPER, Alan R.

August 12, 1948 –Vancouver, BC
July 19, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Alan R. Cooper beloved husband of Jay Cooper passed away on Friday, July 19, 2013 at the age of 64 years.

Besides his loving wife Jay, Alan is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law, Dan and Corina Cooper and Nathan Cooper; his two granddaughters Kaitlyn and Makenna; his siblings Doug and Celia Cooper, Norm Cooper, Gord and Carol Cooper and Jennifer and Gord Clarkson; sister-in-law Sheila Cooper; his brother-in-law Art Compton; and numerous loving extended family members. Alan was predeceased by his parents Eric and Pearl Cooper.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, July 26, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Alan Cooper, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Tom and Judy Keeler :

    Our thoughts are with Jay and family. Al will be so missed.

    Tom and Judy

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  2. Nancy Yildiz :

    There are only a handful of people who come into your world and touch your life in so many ways that bring big smiles and laughter to your face and create a bond of lasting love and friendship. Alan was one of them. He was a great cousin and dear friend. He had an opinion on everything. No matter if it were food, politics or travel, he voiced his opinion and we loved him early for that.

    His passion for living life to the fullest was evident in everything he did. He loved to travel, explore new places and then come home and show us every picture he took! He had a generosity of spirit when it came to helping others less fortunate and a determination to make the world he lived in a better place for us all.

    We are sad to lose Alan at a time when he had so much he still wanted to do. Now we have just our memories. May he rest in peace and may Jay, Nathan,and Dan and Corrine and their children, find solace in the beauty of a “Dad and Grandfather” whom they shared with us all. Love Nancy and Les

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  3. Emery and Carol :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Jay.

    Emery and Carol

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  4. Marion & Barrie Reeves :

    Our hearts are filled with sadness as we learned of Alan’s passing. It is in the Summertime that my memories of Alan coming flooding through. So many hours spent swimming and diving off Grantham’s wharf. Uncle Eric driving the 10 ” Katz and Jammer” kids to Sunday School and thrilling us by racing over the bump at the Masonic Hall or driving at full speed down Grantham’s Wharf. We were sure we were going over the edge.

    It is Alan’s smile that I remember the most and the way he liked to tease.

    To Jay, Dan & Corrine and their children and to Nathan we send our condolences. We will all miss a wonderful man.

    Love, Marion & Barrie

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  5. Alec and Diane Joslin :

    Our thought’s and prayers are with you Jay and your family at this sad time.
    Blessings Alec and Diane

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  6. Barbara Booras :

    Dan, So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. We will be here when you are ready to return. Take the time you need.
    Bless,
    Barbara Booras

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  7. Gord & Carol :

    Jay, Dan, Corina and Nathan
    Carol and I are still in disbelief that this is possible, missing him is an understatement. When it came to diving he did everything I dreamed of!!
    I will be thinking you and the family every day.
    Love Gord & Carol

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  8. Ron and Nicole Fisher :

    Dear Jay, Dan, Nathan and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Alan was such a dear kind man. I’m sure all of us (his cousins and sibblings)will remember the endless years we shared together running free in Granthams and Gibsons. I cherish my time studying and SCUBA diving with Alan during our time together at BCIT.

    Ron and Nicole Fisher

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  9. Heather Maciorowski :

    Jay & Family
    It was with sadness Ches and I read about Al’s passing. We remember his dedication to Parkland Cubs & Scouts. He was a man who was always quick to smile.
    We have very visual memory of him striding across the Parkland ridge above Fish Creek Park.

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  10. Rick and Barbara Fisher :

    Dear Jay, Nathan, Dan and Corina, Kaitlyn and Makenna, and all Cooper Family.

    We are so sorry to hear of Alan’s passing. Thinking back to my visits to Auntie Pearl and Uncle Eric’s place, I’ll remember Alan as a wonderful guy, fun to be around, and always kind to everyone. Our prayers are with you.

    Rick and Barbara Fisher

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  11. Carole Engley :

    I was sad to hear about Alan’s passing. He was a special cousin. I have so many memories of our childhood growing up together in Granthams – fishing for shiners at the wharf, our picnics on the beach at Sechelt, going to Sunday school in Uncle Eric’s truck, and those wonderful birthday parties at Grandma’s restaurant. More recently, I treasure the memories of my trip to Alaska thanks to Al and Jay’s generosity. I pray for peace and comfort for Jay, Nathan, and Dan and his family at this time.

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  12. Fred, and D. Jeanna ( Fisher ) Manke :

    Dear Jay, Nathan, Dan and Corina,Kaitlyn and Makenna;
    as well as, all our Cooper Cousins, and your respective family members:

    Our love, huuuuugs and prayers, go out to each one of you! May you experience an abundant measure of our God’s peace, and comfort, as you attempt to navigate through this difficult time of Alan’s passing.

    My remembrance of Alan is one of a person of quiet strength, and dignity. A role model, he has been! Much loved he is!

    Fred has composed a poem, which we would like to submit, hopefully, for your comfort. We send it with love 🙂

    Forever Mine

    I see it now, dear Lord.
    I, clearly, see it now.
    You are the mighty One
    Who’s always on my side.
    You came into my life,
    And now, You never leave.
    My life belongs to You,
    And yet, I am so free!
    Without You Lord
    I’d be forever lost.
    But now, forever Yours,
    And You, forever mine.

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  13. Judy Frampton :

    Jay, Dan, Corina and Nathan

    They say time heals all wounds – my wish for you is that those special memories each of you have of Alan will make the time easier to endure.

    Alan was a big man with a bigger heart. You could hear his laugh clear across a room, but as important, his genuine care and concern when he asked how you were made you feel special.

    He will be missed. Our thoughts are with you at this very difficult time.

    Judy and Bob

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  14. Maxine Legros and Betty Barr :

    Dear Jay and Family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

    Treasure all the wonderful memories you all made with him.

    Maxine Legros and Betty Barr

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  15. Arthur Compton :

    To all the Cooper Family :
    My Condolences on the loss of Al, I have no profound words, but my thoughts are with you all at this time of sudden shock .
    The truth of this whole event is still slowly registering .
    With much Love;
    Arthur

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  16. sheryl moore :

    To all the Cooper family:
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I hope all your good memories can bring you comfort

    Sheryl Moore

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  17. Mike Miller :

    To Dan and all the Cooper family,
    My sincere condolences to you for this sudden loss. I did not know your father Dan, but in reading some of the other condolences here, I see that he was a remarkable man and will be sadly missed.
    I pray that you will have strength and peace during this heartbreaking time.
    Mike Miller

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  18. The Scott Family :

    To the Cooper Family:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family and this difficult time.
    Scott Family

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  19. Glanz Family :

    Dear Dan & Corina and family,

    No words are sufficient when a father is taken from us. Know that we continue to pray for you, as a family and as a church family. May you find all you need in Christ, who is the Source of all comfort. We love you and miss you!

    Gary, Karen, and family

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  20. Melissa Thompson :

    Jay, Dan and Nathan,

    Words can’t express my sadness for you and all your family. I didn’t get a chance to know Al very well, but I always looked forward to the stories Art would tell me of his adventures with Al. I am always thinking of you guys and hoping you are all well. If you need anything I will do my best to be there.

    *hugs*
    Melissa, Tyler-Dean and Damien-Cael

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