It is with great sadness that the family of Thomas Hyram Cooper announce his peaceful passing on Aug. 31, 2013 at GR Baker Hospital. Tom was born May 7, 1925 in Baker Creek to the late Thelma and Joe Cooper.
Tom was pre-deceased by his two children Roger and Marilee. He leaves behind his loving wife of 67 years Anna, five children Ralph (Lynda) Cooper, Kathy (Alan) Hamilton, Sara Cooper, Ted (Laurie) Cooper, Albert (Lisa) Cooper, Son in-law Lorne Mielty, 17 grandchildren and 11great grandchildren.
Tom resided in Quesnel all his life. Tom joined the army at the age of 18 and served his country with the Seaforth Highlanders until the end of Second World War. He worked in the logging industry. Western Plywood, Weldwood of Canada and retired from the Ministry of Highways with the road crew.
A celebration of life was held for Tom on Sept. 7, 2013 at Clayton’s Funeral Home and a luncheon at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #94. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to BC Children’s Hospital in Tom’s memory.
The Cooper family would like to thank all who attended and sent flowers. Special thanks to Jean Muir and family for salads and desert for our family dinner. Also thank you to Dr. Stals and the nursing staff at GR Baker Hospital.