Edith Cooper

Obituary of Edith Elizabeth Cooper

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Edith “Rocky” Cooper in Invermere, British Columbia, (May 1st, 2023), with loved ones by her side.

Born in Regina, August 16, 1934 (nee Edith Elizabeth Stone) she was pre-deceased by her parents, Evelyn and Alf Stone, her sister, Helen (Frank) Anderson, and her niece, Shirley (Bryan) Waller. Lovingly remembering her wonderful sense of humour are her husband of 59 years, Rowland - Rowly - Cooper, her daughter, Sally Cooper, her niece, Sandra (Bill) Brudvik, and many dear friends. 

Edith followed her adventurous spirit to Regina, where she completed Nurses Training. She later moved to Montreal, Quebec for a specialty in Psychiatric Nursing.  She then settled in Calgary where she married Rowly and gained her enduring nickname, Rocky. 
In 1970, Rocky and Rowly began building their dream cabin (by hand) in Invermere, BC. Through the ensuing years, Rocky made many wonderful memories on the water and in the mountains. She also formed many lasting friendships with some of the valley’s most caring people.
In 1990, Rocky and Rowly made Invermere their permanent base for adventures. They travelled all over BC, through the eastern provinces and states, to Hawaii many winters, and on an epic cruise through the Panama Canal.

Throughout her life Rocky had a special bond with dogs. Sensing her affection, dogs were drawn to her, and she lit up lavishing them with pets and conversation. Right to the end, she kept a place in her heart for her dear childhood dog, Blackie. No doubt, Blackie was first in line to greet her on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge.

Per Rocky’s wishes, there will not be a service. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honour her are asked to consider donating to their local dog rescue society.

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