A lifetime resident of the area, George Cooper passed away suddenly at the Park Drive Villa in Williamsburg, on Saturday, August 22, 2015. He was in his 89th year.
George was born in Matilda Township, on December 16, 1926, to his parents Wilfred and Velma Cooper (nee Strader) and was raised on the family farm along with his brother Caryl.
George was very involved within the community that he lived. He had a small dairy farm and worked for Eastern Breeders before co-owning C&L Feeds for over 30 years.
He was an active member of the municipality as a Reeve of Matilda Township and then a Warden of the three United Counties. He coached the Brinston Bears to an Eastern Ontario championship, he sang in the Brinston Quartet and Matilda Trio, and he loved to lawn bowl and visit with people.
George was a hard worker, who spoke his mind freely, and he was a great story teller.
He was a very proud man who loved his children Brian, Larry, Dennis and Nancy, his 10 grandchildren and his continually growing number of great-grandchildren.
He was never short of a story (or two) to share about his life and that of his family.
George was a loving and devoted husband to Shirley Reynolds for almost 66 years. When Shirley passed in December of 2013, life without her was difficult for George because he missed her terribly.
George is survived by his children Brian (Susan) of Iroquois, Larry (Anita) of Morrisburg and Nancy Duffield (Steve) of Peterborough, his brother Caryl (Ruth) of Williamsburg, his daughters-in-law Cindy Cooper of Iroquois and Shelly Douglas of Morrisburg and his brother-in-law Doug Reynolds (Gail) of Iroquois.
George will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Spencer, Rebecca, Amy, Ashly, Gregory, Crystal, Billy-Jo, Derek, Kelly, Jessica and great-grandchildren Cooper, Keltey, Rhiannon, Trinity, Karlena, Jaradon, Emmett, Bentley, Vylett, Hunter and Landon. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife Shirley and his son Dennis.