Mary Ada Marella Cooper, in her 97th year, of Peterborough, Ontario, formerly of Port Stanley, Ontario, died peacefully in her sleep on August 27, 2022. Born on a stormy February 26, 1926, in Logan Township, Ontario, she is predeceased by her parents John and Bridget (Burns) Kipping of London, Ontario, her beloved son Douglas J. Cooper and her former husband, Ken Cooper of Kingston, Ontario. Also predeceased by her siblings – Joseph Kipping (Nancy), Patrick Kipping (Betty), Anna Mae Johnston (Herbert), Beatrice Taylor- Mackie (George), Jean Collins (Harold), Thomas Kipping (Denise),Ethel Gunther (Hans), Rita Kipping (Patrick), John Kipping (Sharon), Josephine Dikken (John).
She will always be loved and remembered by her daughter, Debra Cooper Burger, son-in-law Michael Burger and her devoted grandsons, Dylan Burger (Tanya) and Elliot Burger (Sarah). Mary was “great gramsie” to Hannah, Hudson, Bennett, Abbott, Theodore and Monroe. She was Aunt Mary to many nieces, nephews and dearly loved by Bill Kipping, Kim Dikken, John Gunther, John Roberts and Linda Kipping (deceased). True to her name, Mary will be most remembered as a loving mother and caregiver. While she endured many hardships during her life she responded with grace and fortitude. She lived a life dedicated to her family and her faith. Mary was proud of her many years supporting the late Father Ernie Deslippe and St. Joseph’s Church in Port Stanley but her true legacy and masterpiece was guiding her grandsons to adulthood.
Family and friends will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo St, London, ON, N6B 2N6, on Friday, September 2, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. A Funeral Service officiated by Father Clare Coleman to follow at 1:00 p.m. in the John T. Donohue Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery, London. If so desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or the charity of one’s choice will be appreciated.
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