Burt Cooper

Died: Sat., May 26, 2018

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                                                                             February 1, 1929 – May 26, 2018

In loving memory of Burt Cooper, who passed peacefully at Health Sciences North in Sudbury with his family by his side.
Burt was born and raised in Mindemoya, the son of Harry and Ludella Cooper. He was a hard-working farmer, milking cows and raising livestock on the family farm.  Burt was an avid outdoorsman and sportsman. He loved hunting and fishing, and it was his special talent and passion for the game of hockey as a player, coach and fan that will be remembered by all who knew him. His competitive nature and love of winning extended to any game he ever played, and his sharp wit and ever-present sense of humour will be sadly missed.  
A community activist and leader in Central Manitoulin, Burt was proud to serve multiple terms as a municipal councillor. He was a charter member and past-President of the local Lions Club, and he spearheaded many initiatives and projects to preserve historical buildings and memorabilia as a member and past-President of the local Historical Society. His natural gift was his razor-sharp memory, and his ability to remember the events and people in his life endured to his final days.  
Burt was pre-deceased by his loving wife, Shirley (Wilkin), in 2003. He was the much beloved father of Sandra Olfert (Bill), Marilyn Ford (Paul) and Randy Cooper (Terri).
Proud grandfather of Stacey Lewis (Wayne Hinrichs), Carrie Budgell (Trevor), Sherry Patterson (Blair), Chris Ford (Erin), Paula Ford (Derek Butler), Thomas and Justin Cooper. Also a proud great-grandfather to Brandon, Braydy, Kyle, Kamryn, Arlo, Lochlan, Leif, Scotia, and Quinn.
Survived by his brother Don Cooper (Gertrude). Pre-deceased by Lena, Jack, Nellie Thomas (Gordon), Jean Harfield (Bernie), Leonard (Betty), Alvern Nighswander (Stuart), and Max (Ellen),  
Burt will also be missed by his dear friend Millie McCormick of Espanola, and her family.

Family and friends will gather at the Mindemoya  Missionary Church
on Thursday, May 31, 2018.
Visitation between 11 am and noon, followed by a memorial service.
Burial service will take place at the Mindemoya Cemetery.  

The family wishes to thank Dr. Stadnyk and staff at the Mindemoya Red Cross Hospital for many years of excellent care, in addition to the numerous medical practitioners and staff who attended to our loved one during his final days with us. Donations to Mindemoya Hospital Auxilliary would be greatly appreciated.

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