The family of Cecil Clarence Cooper is deeply saddened to announce his promotion to Glory on November 29th, 2019 at the age of 83. He died peacefully surrounded by his family. He was a devoted husband, a loving father and a fun and involved grandfather. He was "my Poppy" to his only adored great grandson.
Predeceased by his parents Edward and Ethel Cooper; brothers Allan, Fred, Sam, Edward, Harvey, and Nelson, as well as sisters Dorothy and Gertrude. Left to mourn are his wife of 60 years Grace; daughters Beverly (Paul) Warren, Michelle (Glenn) Tracy; grandchildren Joshua (Amanda) Tracy and Sarah (Brandon) States, and a very much loved great grandson Bryson, who thought the world of "my Poppy"; one sister Clara Howse and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Cecil was born in Windsor NF. He attended Memorial University and received a Bachelor Degree of Arts in Education. He taught school for 6 years. He married the love of his life in 1959 and they both entered the Salvation Army to train as ministers in 1960. Over the course of his career he was privileged to minister in various Corps in NF and NS. He served on the Training College for Officers in the education department in both St. John's NF and Toronto Ontario. He was also involved in divisional work in the Central NF Territory and British Columbia South. His continued involvement in education led to process changes leading to the development of a new model for Officer education.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Society of NS. The family would like to extend special thanks to the nurses and staff of St. Vincent's Nursing Home, where for 7 months he received exceptional care, and the compassion towards Cecil was outstanding. Funeral service 2:00pm Saturday December 7 at Fairview Citadel - Salvation Army, with reception to follow.