August 24, 2018
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Wanda Lorraine Cooper. She passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on August 6th, 2018. She was predeceased by her husband of 45 years, Gary Cooper, brothers, Dick and Ian, sisters Gwen and Fern.
Wanda is survived by son Wayne (Jackie) Cooper, daughter Wendy (Dean) Barber, son Dale (Treasure) Cooper, her grandchildren, Chace, Caylan, Wynter, Tylor, Travis and Sara.
She was known in the community of Hope and a Merritt for being a strong, kind, and intelligent woman. Her house was always welcoming, and extended this hospitality to family, friends and all those around her.
Words really can’t describe how incredible she was and the immensely positive impact she had on those around her. She will be greatly missed, but is finally able to join her husband of 45 years, Gary Cooper, resting in heaven.
You will be loved forever by many people on this earth and will always hold a permanent place in our hearts.
A Celebration of life will be held for family and friends at the Merritt Civic Center September 22, 2018 at 11:00 am.
Special thanks to the staff at Gillis House for all the wonderful and loving care they provided.