JAMES DONALD GILBERT COOPER

JAMES DONALD GILBERT COOPER
“DON”
July 17, 1935 – October 10, 2022
In loving memory of James Donald “Don” Gilbert Cooper who passed away peacefully at the Manitoulin Centennial Manor on Monday, October 10, 2022 at the age of 87. Survived by his loving wife Gertrude (nee Batman Aelick). Predeceased by his first wife Karlene (nee Green). Loving father of Kevin (predeceased) (Pam) Cooper and Brent (Lisa) Cooper. Stepfather of Steve (Julie) Aelick and Darren (Lisa) Aelick. Adoring Papa to Kyle (Stacey) Cooper, Emily Cooper, Alannah (T.J.) McDonald, Brandon Cooper (Hailey Brownell), Morgan Cooper and Holly Cooper. Dear step-grandfather to Krista (Joshua) Collins, Molly, Trevor (Lyndsay), Jamieson and Jillian Aelick. Great-grandfather of Adam, Winter, Lucas and Jillian. Step great-grandfather of Ella, Finn and Alyssa. Predeceased by siblings Jack, Lena, Nellie (Gordon) Thomas, Jean (Bernard) Harfield, Leonard (Betty) Cooper, Alvern (Stuart) Nighswander, Max Cooper and Burt (Shirley) Cooper. Survived by his sister-in-law Ellen Cooper and brother-in-law Grenville (Brenda) Green. Don will be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Family and friends gathered at Island Funeral Home on Thursday, October 13, 2022 from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm. Don’s funeral service was held Friday, October 14, 2022 at 11 am with Bill Zylstra officiating. Cremation followed. A luncheon was held after his service at the Little Current Legion. Donations may be made in Don’s honour to the Manitoulin Centennial Manor Auxillary, 70 Robinson St. W., Little Current, Ontario P0P 1K0 or to Parkinson Canada, 4211 Young St., Suite 316, Toronto, Ontario M2P 2A9. Please share your thoughts, memories and photos at
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