COOPER, Bessie Louise (nee Saunders)
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December 8, 1916 - February 5, 2013
With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandma, great-grandma, aunt to many. Born at the Royal Columbia Hospital 96 years ago. She passed away there peacefully after a brief illness. She is predeceased by her husband Art, of 64 years, in 2003, 2 sisters and 1 brother. Survived by sons Russel (Yvonne), John (Dianne); daughter Lorna (Edward); 9 grandchildren Lori (Brent), Kelly (Norm), Gordon (Michelle), Tom (Jaclyn), Mike (Joy), Jenny (Ryan), Leanne, Brent (Audrina), Christine; 12 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. She was very active in Girl Guides, a member of R.C.H. Auxillary, member of I.O.D.E., Canadian Club and Native Daughters for many years. She loved to play bridge in later years. In the early years of her marriage she helped in the family business. She was also an avid quilter. Bessie was elegant, classy and graceful to the very end. We will miss her terribly. The family wish to extend their thanks to the staff of Thornbridge Care Home and Royal Columbian Hospital for their kindness. Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation or the BC Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Columbia-Bowell Funeral Chapel
Kearney's Columbia-Bowell Chapel
219 6th Street
New Westminster, BC V3L 3A3
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Feb. 9 to Feb. 10, 2013