Eileen Mary Cooper of Calgary, passed away at the Sarcee Hospice on Thursday, June 5, 2008 at the age of 87 years.
Eileen was the daughter of George and Mary Cox of Watford, England and was the elder sister of Valerie. She had an adventurous spirit, accompanying Keith, in his work, to many parts of the world, including Africa and the Far East. Eileen came with Keith to Calgary in 1969 and fell in love with the prairie and mountain environments, where she became an expert amateur ornithologist and highly knowledgeable of other fauna and also flora of the region.
Besides her beloved husband Keith of sixty-two years, Eileen was the loving mother of John and Peter and the loving grandmother of grandchildren, Kate, Ben, Richard, Emily, and Joe.
A Celebration of Eileen’s Life will be held at Christ Church Elbow Park (3602 – 8th Street S.W.) on Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Christ Church Music Program, 3602 – 8th Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2T 3A7 Telephone: (403) 243-4680 or directly to the charity of the donor’s choice.
In living memory of Eileen 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences