Roderick Alfred David Cooper, born April 18th, 1922, passed away on January 30th, 2010 at Chilliwack, B.C.

Rod is survived by spouse Irma Cooper, children Charlotte Cooper, Nancy Kramp, Linda Weakes, Eric Burgermeister, grandchildren Nelson and Jessica Kramp and Taylor and Rebecca Weakes.

Rod Cooper was a ‘Supreme Giver’ to family and community. Every person in Chilliwack and beyond benefited from his activities, some highlights being: Auld Phillips/Suzannes Ladies Wear chain, Main Founder of Chilliwack Family YM-YWCA and Y Endowment Fund, Downtown Revitalization, Arts Council Board Member and Barbershop Chapter, spearheaded Happy Times Jazz Society, Rotary Paul Harris Fellow who initiated Rotary Book Sale, this year’s proceeds $75,000. Rod’s Legacy, to ‘better the lives of others’ is why Rod is so greatly loved and admired.

Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 13th, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Thomas Church, 46048 Gore Avenue, Chilliwack. Any donations to Chilliwack Family Y Endowment Fund appreciated.

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