HELEN COOPER (née: Donnelly)

Surrounded by family and friends, Helen Murrine Cooper passed away peacefully at Providence Place in Moose Jaw, SK on Monday, January 28th, 2019 at the age of 98 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Russell in 2000; sisters, Hazel (Ken) Elves, and Evelyn (Art) Torbitt; brothers, Frank (Blanche) Donnelly, and Roland (Vi) Donnelly; as well as numerous extended family members and friends, including Leonard Kyle.  Helen will be lovingly remembered by her sister, Addie Hughes; sisters-in-law: Elsie Langhorne, Norma Brown, Joyce Kennedy, Elenor Simmons, and Shirley Boan; children: Linda (Jim) McCracken, Sandra (Wayne) Franklin, Val (Al) Morrissey, and Paul (Tammy) Cooper; grandchildren: Shauna and Will Northgrave, Christine and Steve Boyko, Bethany and Daryl Alards, Joshua Morrissey, Brianna Lackie, Leah and Brendon Palmer, Morgan Cooper, Joel Cooper, Rebecca Friesen, and Tim Hopwood. Numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also brought joy to her life.  Her grandchildren were a special source of pleasure and comfort, and she showered them with unconditional love in return. Helen’s earlier days revolved around family, faith, community, and a deep love of music. She played piano in various bands, including the Bentley Jam Band, school concerts, church and community functions. She also directed choirs, taught piano, and served as organist for many weddings and funerals. Helen was a long standing member of the Chaplin United Church and UCW, Sunday School Superintendent, and Board Chairperson. Helen’s family extends their sincere gratitude for the care and attention she received from the staff of the Bentley, Chateau St Michael, Providence Place, and special friend Audra Zolmer. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 31st, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home. Reverend Fred Mathieson will officiate and interment will take place in Chaplin Cemetery at a later date. Flowers are gratefully declined. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Helen’s name may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Calvin Gammel, Funeral Director 306-693-4550 is Moose Jaw's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.