Dave Cooper “Coop”

A photo of Dave Cooper “Coop”

It is with great heartache that our family announces the death of Dave, beloved husband of 40 years to Karen Cooper. Admired father to their two children and their partners; Kyle and Karla and Bryan and Jessica (Brown). Sadly, missed by his grandchildren Sunny, Fallyn and Hughy. Predeceased by his parents Jim and Ruth Cooper.  Adored by his siblings, Glen (Carol), Nancy Laverne (Peter), Doug (Lorie), and Perry (Janet), as well as his nieces, nephews and countless friends.

Dave lived life to the fullest. He knew what was important in life, and his world centered around the love he had for his wife Karen, sons Kyle and Bryan and now grandchildren.  Dave was a very proud “Papa”, and loved reading stories to his grandkids.  He enjoyed golfing, the Red Wings, Florida, traveling, boating, coaching hockey and most of all spending time with all the ones he loved most.  He spent over 40+ years teaching at St. Clair College, and was a beloved professor by his many students & staff over the years. Dave’s smile, laugh and humor was always contagious throughout his amazing life.

Our family is devastated by the sudden loss of this extraordinary man, but will continue to keep his life alive in our hearts and memories.

Visitation will take place at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Monday May 10, 2021.  ALL VISITATION TIMES HAVE BEEN FILLED.  The Bereavement Authority of Ontario mandates that everyone must wear a face covering in the funeral home.

Friends wishing to remember Dave with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Hospice https://www.chathamkenthospice.com/donate/or charity of their choice.

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I recently learned about Dave's passing. My sincere sympathy goes out to the Cooper family. I knew Dave in high school and remember his great laugh and warm personality. We often shared a dance or two at Teen Town Friday night dances. He has left all too soon. His pictures depict a life well lived with his loved ones. Sincerely, Linda Mikus

Karen & Family Sending my deepest condolences for your loss. I didn't know Dave, but by all the heartfelt tributes, I can tell, he was a wonderful man! May your memories give all the family strength and peace. Thinking of you! Julie Callow

Karen and family. I am sorry for your loss I have many fond memories of you both at the golf course. Dave will always be removed for his great smile

Dear Karen, I was so saddened to read the news about Dave. I worked at the college from ‘76 to ‘85 and Dave was a very well liked guy, very professional and at the same time a friend to all staff and students. The memorial video shows he lived a good life, but shortened too soon. Take care Karen. Deepest sympathy to you and your boys. Diane Prodenchuk

Dave was on of my favorite teachers in college, he will be greatly missed. My condolences to his family ❤

Saddened to read of Dave’s passing Karen and family. What a loving family he leaves behind. May those beautiful memories you shared over those 40 years together help fill the void in some small way to give you comfort in the years ahead.

I just heard of Dave's passing and you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Dave was one of my first instructors at st Clair and one of my favorites xo

I knew Dave as a co-worker at the College. He was such a wonderful man, always smiling, kind, respected by his students and colleagues. Always up for a good laugh, I remember when he let his students duct tape him to the wall of the cafeteria as a fund raiser. I have a great picture of him hanging a couple feet off the floor! My sincerest sympathies to all and may your memories of Dave bring you peace during the tough days ahead.

Hi Karen and family Just heard of David’s passing. So sorry and please accept our sincere condolences. Mitch &Debby Fedorowski

To Karen and the Cooper Family. So sad to hear about Dave. My condolences to the family. It's been a number of years since we had a visit, but I will always remember the summer at the Ponderosa with Dave, Ed, Pork, and Ron as being one of the best summers of my life. There are so many laughs, stories and great memories that came out of that old farmhouse. Just reading all the condolences being written about Coop, is just a fitting tribute to how many people he left an impression on. I will sit in my garage, blast some 70's rock , shed a few tears and drink a few beers in memory of "Coop". Bruno

I offer my heartfelt condolences to Karen and family. Dave and I spent countless lunch-hours together at Thames Campus, sharing stories (mostly true), political opinions, and of course, some shop talk, relating classroom experiences. We also enjoyed getting together for an occasional beer at the Montreal House, or lunch at Pizza Hut. I always looked forward to our times together. Dave was a true friend, and he added immeasurably to my enjoyment of life at the college. I am very saddened to hear of his passing. Brian

Karen and Family, So sad to hear of Dave's too young passing. Great memories of baseball trips, golfing and his sense of humor. He is sadly missed.

I am saddened by your loss of such a compassionate man. I worked a few feet from Dave for many years at the Chatham campus. I know he will be missed by his family and friends. Kent McLain

Karen and family Our deepest condolences Diane and John McGuigan

Gosh I’m so sorry Karen and family for your loss. You are in thoughts and prayers. Lucille

I was so sorry to hear of Dave's untimely passing. I cannot remember ever seeing Dave at the college without a smile or a kind word. I will be thinking of his family in the days to come. The number of condolences and words of praise and love are testament to how much he will be missed,

Sincere condolences. 🙏

So sorry for you loss Karen and family. Please accept our heartfelt condolences during this difficult time.

Dear Karen So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

Karen & family, We were so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. Sending our heartfelt condolences & our continued prayers to all of you in this difficult time. God Bless you!!!

Ohhhh Karen .. I am SO sorry to hear of Dave's passing .. Our Deepest Condolences go out to you and your family

Dear Karen, Bryan, Kyle and Family, Thinking of you at this sad time. With Our Sincere Sympathy, Judy Campbell & Jim Vidler

Karen,Bryan, Kyle and family My deepest sympathy at this time of loss of your beloved Patriarch! Everyone is left with precious memories! One of mine began close to 50 years ago at a Kite flying tournament where the saga of “Ma” and “Pa” began. I do believe a few beverages might have taken place. It didn’t matter where we would run into each other whether it be on the street , at the golf course or at Rice Creek . It was always always how ya doing Ma? It even got to the point where his good buddy Peter Cumming would greet my in the same way! Then there was the GRI. I had the privilege of serving the beverages at this very prestigious event! I have some wonderful pictures of all the fun and laughter that was had. If only the infamous GRI jacket could talk and share all the stories! Then their was Rice Creek! Great memories at local watering holes, The Moose or just sitting around in someone’s yard sharing so much laughter and and endless stories. I will cherish my last adventure with “Pa”. I believe it was Super Bowl time at Rice Creek. I had the honor of driving Pa and Brent to the neighborhood party. It was but a five minute drive but it was the most hilarious 5 minutes one could experience! Of all the life experiences that Coop had I know his family was number one! God bless you Cooper family you are in my thoughts and prayers! This Ole Ma is going to miss Pa. 🥲🙏🏻

Dear Karen and family, I was saddened to hear the shocking news of Dave’s passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I will always remember my time in Florida reminiscing with Dave about Ridgetown and my Uncle Jack. We had lots of good laughs. The video captured exactly the way Dave lived his life......loving, kind, devoted to his family, friends galore and lived every day to the fullest. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Marcia

So shocked and saddened to hear of Dave's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Cooper family.

So saddened by this. Dave was such a great man, we all loved him at Rice Creek. It will never be the same. I pray God gives you much strength through this horrible time.

Karen and family, I am sending sincere condolences for the loss of Dave. He was a beloved member of the St Clair college family. I can't believe he has left us. I am sure the family will struggle without him. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. John and Helen Hanak

So sorry to hear the sudden loss of your husband Dave thoughts and prayers to all the family.

Karen and family, I am so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Karen and Family. So sorry to hear about Dave's passing. May you be comforted by sharing stories and memories of all the great times you had with Dave. Our hearts go out to you during this difficult time.

We are so incredibly sorry to hear about Coop. Thinking of you Karen & family, and all The Givers.

To Karen, Kyle and Bryan Copper and extended family we are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

To Karen, Kyle and Bryan Copper and extended family we are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are will you all during this difficult time.

Our hearts are broken for we loved Coop.He touched so many lives and he will truly be missed.Karen Kyle and Brian if there anything we can do please dont hesitatate.Our prayers are with you!Love Cecil and Doug

Karen & Family: I was shocked and saddened to hear of your sudden loss of Dave. He was such a fun and friendly guy who will have left many fond memories to many many people. I can’t imagine how you must be feeling now but try to hang onto your sweet memories of your wonderful husband , father and grandfather. My deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy.

Karen & Family: I was shocked and saddened to hear of your sudden loss of Dave. He was such a fun and friendly guy who will have left many fond memories to many many people. I can’t imagine how you must be feeling now but try to hang onto your sweet memories of your wonderful husband , father and grandfather. My deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy.

Dear Karen, Kyle, Bryan and families, Sending our deepest condolences on the passing of your dearly loved husband, father and grandfather. Dave was a wonderful guy. He always had time to stop for a friendly chat and a laugh or two. Sincerely, Terry and Arlene Koehler

So sorry to hear of the passing of Dave. Our heartfelt condolences go out to your family. Bob and Janice Ingram

Karen,Kyle and Brian our hearts break for you. Dave was a good friend to us and our boys. Wonderful neighbours in the hollow. I had the pleasure of working with Dave for over 32 years. He was a great teacher, professional and a lot of fun. We were linemates on the SMHL and finished many a game with cold beers. We hold many Coop memories, and will see his smile when we tell the stories. Barry, Sandy and Dane.

Dear Karen & family, I was so sad to learn of Dave's sudden passing, way too soon. I think of you and remember smiles, laughter and lot's of love. I am sending warmest hugs and wishes as you more forward each day. My thoughts will be with you. Judy (Schweitzer) Porteous.

Karen So very sorry. Dave will be missed by many.Thinking of you and your family. HUGS.

We wanted to send a note to tell you that our experiences with Dave where always most enjoyable, we will miss him. He was a pleasant, cordial and warm person. Our heartfelt condolences. Penny and Bev Wilton

Karen and family, We are thinking of you all and send you our sympathy. Dave created so many memories as he touched so many people over the years, with his sense of humour, caring heart and infectious laugh. He sure will be missed! Our heartfelt condolences.

Karen, Kyle, Bryan and families I am so sorry to hear of Coops passing. We met through Dave's work at the College and as it turned out we knew some of the same people. He was funny, kind, witty, passionate, and if he had 1 story he had a million. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Hi Karen. Paul & I wanted you and your family to know how sadden we are to hear about Dave. We have thought a lot about you over the past couple of days. Paul talked with some friends this weekend, sharing memories of times with Dave. There are many people with a lot of these good memories. We found Dave was the type of man to easily join with in conversation or activities. He will be missed by his many friends. We are sorry not to be able to join you in person while your family celebrates his life, but do hope for a visit with you, soon, maybe on Water Street like in recent times.

Karen and Family Our thoughts are with you during this time of mourning. May you find peace and comfort in your memories of Coop. With love and friendship, Ken and Lana

Karen, Kyle, Bryan and extended family Our hearts go out to you and your families at this very sad time. May the memories of the times and special events that you shared, and the laughter and joy that Dave brought into your life help you find peace and comfort over the next few weeks. Our sincere condolences.

Karen, Kyle, Bryan & families. Words can not express our sorrow & sadness upon hearing of Dave's passing. So many great memories of time spent together. "Coop" truly lived a full life & made so many friends along the way. We will miss you greatly Coop. Brent & Kathy

Dear Karen and Family, My heart goes out to all of you during these trying times of sudden loss and sorrow. Coop was a natural born leader whose charisma, keen mind and sense of humour influenced many lives in countless ways. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. I was fortunate, proud and privileged to call Dave my good friend. I’ll see you on the other side Coopé. With deepest sympathy, John McVean and Family.

Karen and family: no one will forget that smile and the twinkle in Dave's eye!!! You knew immediately that he was the "real deal" - a genuine, unpretentious, kind, caring man. After viewing the video that you and boys put together, we can only say - WHAT A LIFE WELL LIVED!!!!!!

Karen, Kyle, Bryan and families, I was sad to hear the sudden passing of Coop. He was a pleasure to work with at St. Clair College. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Sincerely, Lezlie

Karen and family we are so shocked to hear about Coop’s passing, what a great guy we will always remember the big smile on his face our thoughts and prayers are with you may your memories get you through the rough times RIP Coop you will be forever missed

Karen, Kyle , Bryan and the entire Cooper family, we are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our friend Dave. He was a fun loving person who always had a smile on his face, a friend to all. Coop will be missed. Our sincere condolences on your loss. Ronny and Kelly VanHeesch and family

We are sending our kindest thoughts to you, Karen and your family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers . Gary and Luanne Brien.

Karen & family, We were so shocked and saddened to hear of Coop's passing. I have many fun memories working with Coop in the DSW Program back in the good ole' days! He will be missed. Take care.

Karen, Kyle, Bryan and family, For you.... Gentle Peace Quiet Strength Steadfast Love Our thoughts and prayers are with you Wanda and John Veenema

Dear Karen and family so very sad to see Dave has passed just a wonderful man as you know he will be missed by many people

Such a great life and legacy. Lancely was Perry's closest confidant and by connection the guy who always said 'come on, Duke'. He, like all the 93 Main East'e rs always treated our family like theirs. His golf success was an inspiration and his inclusion of Perry and I on Alice's voyages, with Finney, Porky, Brent, Johnny M at the Surfside, were formative experiences. Gone to soon, but as we all know, "Man plans, God laughs". See you on the 19th, Lance.

What a shock when we heard of Dave's passing. We missed you folks so much last year in Florida. Dave brought humor wherever he went and truly enjoyed every moment of his short life. He will be missed by all who knew him, we keep Dave and the Cooper family in our prayers.

Karen and family, We were shocked and saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. Dave’s life was one well lived. He found joy in his family, friends, and his many pastimes. One of which was boating. I had the pleasure of sharing a sailing adventure with Dave one summer day. We sailed out into Lake Erie and around the point into Rondeau Bay. It was gusty and a bit of a challenge on the way out but the wind dropped off for the return. We had a nice offshore breeze to take us home. The sun set and the stars were bright. Unfortunately it was so dark we couldn’t recognize home port…Surf City. After a few passes and a lot of laughs we beached the boat and walked back on the road. Fortunately we had packed enough emergency supplies. He will be missed, but his legacy will live on through his family and friends and the 100’s of similar stories. All our love Jim and Fran

Karen...We’re so very sorry to hear about Dave. There are just no words to express the shock and sadness we feel. You and your family are in our thoughts and we pray God gives comfort to you all. Love, Bill and Denise

Karen...We’re so very sorry to hear about Dave. Every There are no words to express how

Out deepest condolences to Karen Kyle , Bryan and the rest of the cooper family. Dave was one of my best friends in high school in Ridgetown. As so often happens you lose touch over the years even though he was often in my thoughts. The world has lost a truly great guy. Forever RIP Dave Allan and Lisa Blain

Very saddened to hear of Daves passing. Many many great memories of him. Marvin Turner.

Devastating. Coop was a true beauty. Spending time with him and Karen down in FLA was a huge treat for Norah and I. Our day on the course, couple cold ones around the trailer and just hanging out in the sun were always made better by Coop. The man was always funny, always had a couple good insights. We send our love and condolences to Karen, Kyle, Bryan and the rest of the family. You will be greatly missed Coop. N + K.

Its with great sympathy to hear of Dave's passing, sending lots of love from our family to yours.

Karen, Kyle , Bryan and families..my condolences on your loss. He will be missed around the golf course. RIP Coop.

To the Cooper Family. Our sincere sympathy to all of you in the passing of your loved one. Peter Guyitt Kim and Gary Scoyne

Karen, Kyle and Bryan: We were so saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. He was such a great man, awesome husband, terrific dad and I bet a wonderful grandfather. He will be missed by many. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. {{hugs}}

Cooper family - I am so very sorry for your loss. Dave was such a friendly kind man with a ready smile. He was highly regarded by the faculty at StClair. Sincerely Lynne Compton - Nursing Faculty (retired)

Karen my condolences to you and your family at this sad time. Dave was a wonderful man who touched many lives with his kindness and humour.

My sincerest condolences to the Cooper family. I am very saddened to hear the news of your husband father grandfather and friends. Dave taught me at St. Clair Thames Campus many years ago. We had so much fun in his classes and always looked forward to going to his class . He was such a beautiful person inside and out. RIP Dave🙏🏼

Karen and family, so very sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. He was a very kind man. My sincere condolences.

Sending my deepest condolences to you and your family Karen.

Karen or as l like to remember you: ‘Judy, Judy’ On behalf of the Thiesen family, l would like to pass on our deepest sympathy to you & family of the loss of ‘Coop’. Such fond memories from high school, hockey, social gatherings, etc. I know he liked his golf which l steered away from but enjoyed seeing the guys at the Golden Retriever at the 19th hole. It won’t be the same there now. I’m still in shock! Covid has made life difficult including funerals! We can only give you and family a hug from a distance! I raise a drink to ‘Coop’. Take care. Edith & Mike Thiesen

Karen, Kyle, Brian and Family, we are very sorry to hear about the loss of Dave. Please accept our sincere condolences. Jack, Katherine, Wyatt & Alicia Hitchcock & Family

My deepest condolences to Karen and family. Dave's smile and outgoing personality will be greatly missed. Till we meet again on another fairway my friend.

Karen, My sincere condolences to you and your family . You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolences Karen, Kyle, Bryan and entire Cooper family on the passing of Dave. Went to School with Dave at Rushton's Corners, and he did a great job coaching the boys within minor hockey. All great times and Dave was a great organizer. May your memories help you through these times................Murray, Justin & Jordan

Karen and family, so sad to hear of Dave’s sudden passing. We have such great memories of hockey and Dave’s awesome sense of humour.

To Karen and family, I am so sorry to hear of "Coop's" sudden passing, I will always remember him with a smile on his face, a true gentleman he was, our thought and prayers. RIP Dave

Dear Karen & family, We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all and sending lots of love & prayers across the seas at this sad time. May you find some comfort in all your precious memories of a truly wonderful man. Much love & sincere condolences, Patrick, Amy & Archer xxx

Oh Karen, I am so very sorry for your loss. Darryl and I are very shocked to hear of Dave’s passing. Life is just not fair. You and your family are in our thoughts during this terrible time.

So sorry to read about Coop! Although it’s been many years, I have great memories of golfing and working alongside Dave in the pro shop at Ridgetown Golf Club back in our high school years! One particular memory was playing golf during the day in Mooretown, then driving into London to watch Emerson Lake and Palmer in concert at Wonderland Gardens. Great time! Gone way too soon. Condolences to the entire Cooper family.

Karen. We are so sorry (and ahocked)to hear the news about Dave. He will be missed so much by all of us. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ❤❤

Deepest condolences to Karen and her sons and families. Although Pat and I have been out of Blenheim since 1979, I have wonderful recollections of Coop starting in golfing at Ridgetown Golf Course when he was a Ridgetown boy. Later when I worked at SRC and was involved with the MRC/DSW program our relationship was consolidated through Porky and the Givers, not to mention the Tiltin Hilton. And during this time he met a wonderful gal named Karen , one of my favourite people from SRC, and they lived happily ever after. It is tragic that Karen has lost her best friend, and the boys a great Dad.. Obviously, Dave has left this world, but he has left it with a wonderful legacy. Even though I have not seen Coop in several years, I can easily recall his easy going personality, his dry sense of humour and even his spoken word. Gone too soon!

Karen & family. So sorry to hear of Dave’s sudden passing. He is certainly going to be missed. Hold tight to your many fond memories. Know that others are sharing his grief as well. RIP Dave

Karen and Family, so saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. There are no words that can ease your grief. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Dear Karen and family. I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Dave as a wonderful teacher at St. Clair College. He will be missed.

Dear Karen and family. I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Dave as a wonderful teacher at St. Clair College. He will be missed.

Dear Karen and Family.. So sorry to hear of Dave's passing. Many great memories from long ago. Our thoughts are with you and yours. Carmen and Dennis Yurke

Sincere condolences to entire Cooper family. Great guy, will truly be missed. Treasure the memories.

To the Cooper Family: We are very sorry to read of Dave's passing. We remember the good times when John played hockey with Bryan. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Randy&Paula Aitken

first time i meet coop was in the 70's when his dad was renovating a house on main street ridgetown. coop would stop in while me and julius built a fireplace and chimney. he talked with everybody and joked around. 45 years later after hockey, stag parties the gri and golf he ended up in our golf 4some with me timmy and steve. always in a good mood ( except when he missed a 2 foot put :) ) he will be dearly missed and fondly remembered. rip ps. the ranks are thinning. w c feilds.

My sincerest condolences to Karen, Kyle, Bryan and families. I was deeply saddened to hear of Dave’s sudden passing, so many wonderful memories of his infectious laugh, that twinkle in his eye and his wonderful sense of humour came flooding back. I hope your memories give you some comfort at this difficult time. You are in my thoughts.

Karen & Family We are so saddened to hear about Dave’s passing. Please know we are truly thinking of you at this sad time. Doug & Pat

I was so very sorry to learn of Dave’s passing. He was part of a very dedicated and tightly knit group of professors at the college and I had the great pleasure of working with him and always respected and admired his low-key but obvious leadership and droll humour. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Sending my deepest condolences to you and your family Karen.

Karen and family, Thinking of you all at this unreal time! May God wrap his arms around you and give you peace and comfort . Cherish your precious memories.💕

I taught with Dave at St Clair college and found him to be a warm and joy-filled man. My sincere condolences in your loss of a wonderful dad and father.

The loss this family has to bear is so painful to anyone who knows them. Our daughter Karla was welcomed into that family with open arms and that big smile when she and Kyle met. Dave was such a role model for Kyle and Bryan and a best friend. Karen, we feel so sad you have lost the love of your life far too early. It was evident how much he adored you. Our sincere sympathies.

Karen and Family. So sorry for the loss of Dave. He was the most kind, loving person and had such a great sense of humour. He will be forever missed by so many. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Judy Alexander

Dear Karen and family. I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Dave as a wonderful teacher at St. Clair College. He will be missed.

Dear Cooper Family I can’t begin to imagine how you must be feeling at your tremendous loss of this great man! My heart is hurting for you all. I am SO saddened that Dave’s life has been cut so short - he was larger than life and couldn’t stress enough about the importance of truly LIVING life. Dave started out as my Professor in the DSW program, then became a co-worker and a trusted friend. I’ll never forget late one afternoon when he stopped by my desk and said “Go home, Jan. There’s life outside these four walls! You need to go out and live it. Don’t let this building suck the life out of you!” He was right! As a Professor, he was tough and fair. He was hilariously funny yet passionately serious about the population we would support. In class and in the office, Dave often waxed eloquently about his 2 boys and his amazing wife, who he called “the love of his life”.... and he’d talk about all 3 with such pride, a twinkle in his eyes and smile on his face. He adored you all. He loved his sports teams and would often encourage us to wear a jersey to class “as long as it’s for the right team” :-). Dave was instrumental, along with Casey, at bringing me on board as part of the DSW faculty at St Clair. He mentored me and shared so many valuable tricks of the trade, resources and most of all encouragement. I’ll never forget in our 1st year class, he’d say “My name is Dave Cooper. You can call me Dave, you can call me Mr Cooper, but DON’T call me Coop. Only my friends call me Coop and you’re not my friends.” Message received. The time and place is indelibly etched in my memory of the day and place when he came up beside me (now as faculty), put his arm around my shoulder and said with a smile and twinkle in his eye, “Now, you can call me Coop! We’re friends”. What an honour!! I am the person I am today in part for the influence Dave had in my life. He left his handprint on my heart. He will always be remembered with the utmost respect and love as a man who was passionate about his family and friends and lived life well! Bless him. Praying for you all at this sad time. ~ Janice Smith (former student, co-worker, and honoured friend)

Karen and family sending thoughts and prayers to all of you He was. always smiling you could tell he enjoyed life May your memories bring you comfort and bring smiles to you....hugs

Karen and family, We are so sorry to hear of your sudden loss of Dave, he was a great guy. May happy memories help you through this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you. Jim and Marsha Millar

We are so sorry to learn of Dave’s passing. I have great memories of our fun times together during the SRC rec department days! You and your sons and their families will have many wonderful memories of Dave’s life. Thank you for sharing that great video-I couldn’t help but smile back at him-always smiling! Our warmest condolences to the entire family. Debbie and Reinout Vonmartels

Dave was my teacher and mentor. I can still hear his laugh. My deepest condolences. May you find peace in your memories of times together.

Another life taken away much too soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

Karen and family Very sorry to here about Coop. Sorry for your loss. Back in the day, our memories of Dave were Great teacher for me and sailor on the Baldwin boat with Brian. Xxo

Dear Karen, Kyle , Bryan and families, I was shocked to learn of the sudden passing of Dave. We are sending our deepest condolences and prayers to you all. What a kind, gentle and fun loving man who will be missed dearly by you all. Dave had an infectious smile . Treasure your precious memories and know he is still with you . Words can not take away your pain but know we are here for you all. Thinking of you all. xo

Dave was my “partner” for many years on Tuesday and Thursday golf nights, a lot of good times were had on and off the course. RIP Dave, you were a good friend......

I offer my deepest condolences to the Cooper family in the sudden passing of Dave. Dave, was a wonderful teacher. I remember him back in 1975-76 when I had him for a teacher in the MRC program, that I took, before going onto university and going through to become an elementary school teacher. RIP, Dave. Heaven, has gained another Angel.

Our Condolences to Karen and Family Our thoughts are with you

So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Deepest condolences to you all. He will be missed. Lou Anne, Marc and Griffin (Armstrong) Peltier

Karen and Family, I am truly shocked and saddened to hear about Dave's passing. His smile is what I remember most about him and always cheerful. Hugs to you all. Linda Stonehouse-Paling

Karen and family. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Sending hugs to you.

Sorry for your loss Karen and family. Mr. Cooper was always so nice and friendly every time we chatted whether it be at the Legion or the golf course. He will be greatly missed. Craig and Amanda Horak

Dear Karen and family I am so very very sorry for your loss. I can't imagine the enormity of your grief. Dave was THE best in so many ways! I give you my very deepest sympathies and send love to you all as you journey on. Sincerely, Audrey Hummelen

Karon & family. Our deepest condolences on the tragic loss of Dave. At this point I’m sure words cannot ease the pain you are feeling but I want you to know we are thinking of you!! Sharon & Harold Pfaff

Karen, Kyle and Bryan Please know that you are in my thoughts. I am so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. I know that you will have many memories of your many years together. Hold those memories close.

Karen, Kyle, Brian and families. Words cannot express my sorrow for your loss. Coop was one of the good guys. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

So sorry for your loss Karen and family. He was a hell of a nice guy and an awesome teacher when I went to college. REST IN PEACE DAVE

Dear Karen and Family While no words can ease your pain, I hope your treasured memories of Dave will bring you some comfort during this difficult time and in the days ahead. With Sincere Sympathy, Lu-Ann

Karen, we are so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing, you are in our prayers.

So sad to hear! My thoughts and prayers are with you Karen and your family. Will be thinking of you. 💕

So very sorry, Karen and family. The video is beautiful.

This unexpected news is heart breaking and we are sending our prayers to Coop's family. Many memories and chats over the years either golfing, about education or picking up firewood. He will be greatly missed by many. RIP Coop!

Our condolences to Karen & family & friends.

Karen and family, heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Dave was a great guy and will be missed by all. Mom has great memories of him. Treasure those memories. Kandace and Eric and Lorraine.

So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Deepest condolences to you all. He will be missed. Lou Anne, Marc and Griffin (Armstrong) Peltier

Heather and I were with Brent and Kathy when Porky called with the news of Dave's passing. Dave would often attend the Lincoln's Birthday euchre tournament - and with his warmth and humour, always a hit with the guys. He especially loved to heckle Pork during the 'half time show' and during his rendition of The Great Fire of Duart. We've all lost a kind man, Karen, and our fondest thoughts are with you and your family. Rob & Heather

Karen and family... I am so sorry the hear of your loss... He was always friendly and a smile for everyone... sending thoughts and prayers...Linda.

Karen, I know that there is nothing that we can say that will reduce the sense of loss and heartache you and your family are feeling. Dave was a wonderful man; loved by all. We extend our deepest, heartfelt sympathies and our love. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Bryan Chambers Terry Torrance

Dear Karen. My heart breaks for you at the loss of your wonderful loving husband of 40 years. May the precious memories sustain you during this time of sorrow and your family and grandchildren comfort you. Thoughts are with you and your families.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Dave's family and friends.

Karen and family, I’m so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Dave was one of my favourite people at the college and my thoughts of him are filled with kindness and much laughter. He was really just a nice person to everyone. I pray that all your wonderful memories will keep you extra strong during this most difficult time. Sincerely, Betty Milburn

Karen and family. We are so sorry to hear of Dave's sudden passing. He will be truly missed . Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Hugs.

To Karen and family. We are so sad to hear about the loss of Dave “Coop”. He will be dearly missed. You have our Deepest Sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

Karen so sorry to hear the sudden passing of Dave, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Karen, Kyle, Bryan and families. We can not begin to express our sorrow for your loss. We were lucky to have known Coop, and I could call him one of my best friends. So many memories, we will be able to share as the years go by. Good bye Len, we will miss you…see you down the road my friend.

Sincere sympathies to the Cooper family. I enjoyed many years of working with Dave at St. Clair College. He will be missed.

Karen & Family, Sending sincere condolences to the whole family. Remembering all the great hockey & golf memories. Thinking of all of you.....Bill & Teddy .

So So Sad. Feel so Sorry for You Karen & Family Deepest Sympathy. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you. Great Obituary - Sounds like he was a wonderful Husband, Father and Proud Papa Hugs Donna & Ron

Karen and family, Ben and I are so very sorry to hear of Dave’s passing, please accept our heartfelt condolences.

Karen, Kyle, Bryan and families, We are devastated to hear of Dave's passing. He was always a delight with a kind and humorous word. Will miss him. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Doug, Mary Anne and families.

Karen, Kyle, Bryan and families So sorry to hear of Dave's sudden passing. Our sincere condolences. He will be dearly missed by many. Cherish the good memories. Bob and Heather

No words can take away your sadness. Praying for strength and comfort in the days ahead. RIP David

I am so terribly sadden by your loss and that I cannot be there for you and your dear family. Dave and I have know each other since SRC back in the '70s through our years at the college. His warm smile truly exemplifies how he lived his life. I have two photos, one from our college years, the other, from a breakfast gathering of the "boys" a few years ago. If you wish to see them, visit my Facebook page or email me. My deepest condolences. Phil.

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all.

Karen and family. We are so sorry and saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. We know how heart broken you will be but your memories will keep him close to you. We will all miss his great smile and awesome personality. Hopefully some day will be able to give you a big hug and share our memories with you. Eli and Dave❤️

So sorry for your loss . Dave was a true gentleman . He will be missed .

Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of "Coop" Grest guy, he will be missed in our community. " May He Rest in Peace "

We are sadden by the news of Dave's passing. His kindness and fun self will be missed by many especially by us. He always made us smile and laugh. Your loving memories will help you all during this sad time. Hugs !

Karen, Bryan and Kyle: So sorry to hear about Dave and so suddenly. My last few years at the college, when I shared an office with Dave were a blessing, his humour helped lighten many a load and his caring for students and staff were unparalleled.

I am so sorry Coopers for this incredible loss. Thinking of you all! ❤️

We were so very sorry to hear of Dave's passing. Please accept our sincere sympathy. Cherish all the wonderful memories. May he rest in peace.

Karen Kyle Bryan & families so very sorry to hear of Dave’s passing We can’t imagine how heart broken you all must be. Praying all the wonderful memories will help bring you some peace during this sad time Keeping you in our thoughts & prayers Jeff , Marg Drew, Dan Alex & Charlotte

Karen and family we are so sorry for your loss ,,Coop will me missed by many Rod and Beth Stahlbrand

Karen, Our deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. ❤️ Carol and Leo Heuvelmans

Karen, Kyle, Bryan and families, Sincere condolences in the sudden passing of Dave. Share the many happy memories and may they give you strength in the difficult days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. RIP DAVE Sincerely Peter & Linda

Karen and family: Please accept our heartfelt sympathy and condolences for your loss. Coop smiled easily and spoke kindly. We will miss seeing him at the golf course where he always was quick to say hi and have a friendly chat about how our games went that day. Take comfort in knowing that he was one of those people that everyone liked to be with. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Karen, Kyle, Bryan and families, We are so sorry. Coop was loved by so many people! Great memories and awesome "Coop stories" will live on forever. First and foremost, he loved his family dearly. Starting of course with Karen, then with Kyle and Bryan and their families. Those little grandbabies were the thrill of his life!! We miss you Coop. Pork and Colleen

Karen & Family......We are so very, very sorry about Dave's untimely passing. He was a great guy and will be missed by so many. Our deepest condolences at this very difficult time.

Karen, boys. Glen, Nancy, Doug and Perry so sorry for your loss, he will be missed.. Pat Armstrong and family...

Karen, Kyle, Bryan and families... Dave, myself, Shylene and family are so very sorry for the loss of such a wonderful person.... They say the good die young... They certainly got a great man and friend all around with "Coop" may he RIP

Karen..please accept my heartfelt condolences during this most difficult time. Dave was such a great guy and will be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers and hugs to you and your family. Kathy

Karen & Family, So sorry for your loss of this great fella! He always had a big smile & will be greatly missed.... my sincere condolences Karen.... hugs!

Heartbreaking. So sorry for your loss, Karen and family.