Frances ‘Ellen’ Cooper
August 29, 1927 -December 8, 2013
Frances ‘Ellen’ Cooper passed away at the Campbell River Hospital on December 8, 2013 after a lengthy and spirited battle with illness. Ellen maintained her strong persona while charming all who cared for her, leaving them with fond memories of her genuine liking for people and of her humor.
Ellen is survived by her husband of 67 years, Kenneth Sidney Cooper of Campbell River. Ellen and Ken loved each other deeply and had one son, Kenneth Paul Cooper who lives with his wife, Nicola, in Campbell River. Ellen’s three grand-children are Paul in Guelph, Jesse in London, UK, and Sarah in Toronto – they were the lights and joys of her life. Ellen, Ken and Kenneth came to Canada in 1957. They settled in Saskatoon and later retired to Victoria where Ellen operated Blue Jay Needles and Crafts.
She was predeceased by her mother Alice Gill, her father Thomas Gill, her brothers Tom and Jim and her sister Alice. She is survived by her brother John and his wife Peg, and sister Kitty. Ellen has many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends living in Canada, the UK and the USA and she managed to stay in touch with most of them throughout the years.
Ellen’s ashes will be united with Ken’s when the time comes and then they will be interred at the cemetery in Kilkhampton, Cornwall, England – the village where she was evacuated during World War II. In lieu of flowers, Ellen asked for donations to your local Alzheimer support society.