A resident of the Dundas Manor in Winchester for the past 1.5 years, Shirley Cooper passed away there on Monday, December 23, 2013. She was 84.
Shirley was born in Hanesville on April 12, 1929, to her parents Basil and Ethel Reynolds (nee McQuaig) and attended public school there. At the age of 18, she married George Cooper and together they worked on the farm and raised four children.
Shirley was a very present mother. She enjoyed the outdoors and helped her kids build snow forts and snow men and accompanied them on pony rides in the summer. She was also a very doting grand-mother with a dish of candy or gumdrops ready for small visitors.
One of Shirley’s passions was sports. She played all kinds of them including badminton and baseball. She was also a regional champion bowler.
Throughout her life, Shirley would smile. She was always up-beat, even when she was sick.
Shirley is survived by her husband of almost 66 years George, and by her children Brian (Susan) of Iroquois, Larry (Anita) of Morrisburg and Nancy (Steve) Duffield of Peterborough.
She will be fondly remembered by her daughters-in-law Cindy Cooper of Iroquois and Shelley Douglas of Iroquois, her brother Doug (Gail) Reynolds of Iroquois and her brother-in-law Caryl (Ruth) Cooper of Morrisburg.
Shirley will be lovingly remembered by grandchildren Spencer, Rebecca, Amy, Ashley, Gregory, Crystal, Billy-Jo, Derek, Kelly, Jessica and by great-grandchildren Cooper, Keltey, Rhiannon, Trinity, Carlina and Jaradon. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Shirley was predeceased by her son Dennis.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Iroquois, on Friday December 27th, from 11 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. The service was conducted by Rev. Valerie Vande Wiele.
Spring interment will be at Spruce Haven Cemetery, Brinston.
Donations to Brinston United Church would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.