Obituary of Betty Cooper
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Passed away peacefully at Freeport Hospital on Tuesday, July 6 2021 at the age of 93.
Survived by brother Richard, daughter Barbara (husband John), grandchildren Ian and Emily (husband Brendon), and great-grandson Lionel. Predeceased by husband Fred, sister Barbara, and brother Alan. Life-long Kitchener resident. Graduated as a nurse from Hamilton General Hospital in 1948. Active member of the congregation and choir at Highland Road United Church, later attended Forest Hill United Church. Life-long member of the K-W Field Naturalists Club. For many years an avid quilter at First United Church, Waterloo. Lived for 68 years in a home shared with Fred, until his death in 1984. Had many happy times at the cottage she and Fred built together. Could be found almost any time weather permitted lovingly tending her gardens and chatting with valued friends. Achieved her wish of living independently, until her brief final illness.
The family is very grateful to the staff of St. Mary’s Hospital and the Palliative Care team at the Freeport Campus of Grand River Hospital for their care and kindness. The funeral service will be held at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 11:00 am. Due to Covid restrictions, to attend the service, please RSVP at www.erbgood.com. A livestream and recording of the service is available on her tribute page on the funeral home website for those who cannot attend. Interment will take place at Memory Gardens, Breslau.
In lieu of flowers donations to the Canada Food Grains Bank or the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony Orchestra may be arranged through the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or by calling 519-745-8445.
"Do not stand at my grave and weep; I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush, I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do no stand at my grave and cry; I am not there. I did not die."