Obituary of Joyce Cooper
It is with great sadness the family of Joyce Cooper of Grand Bank announce her passing at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Center on May 23, 2023 at the age of 93 years.
Born Sept 28, 1929 on Brunette Island, Fortune Bay, to Phillip and Clara Price, Joyce was one of 8 children. On April 3,1945 she married her life-long partner William Cooper and in 1957 resettled to Grand Bank where they raised 7 children of their own. At the age of 50 With all her children grown, she decided to complete a basic carpentry course so she could work outside the home. She also worked as a cleaner at the Fort Pepperrell Air Force Base in St John’s NL where she received a Commendation for exemplary work from the base commander. Joyce spent most of her life in Grand Bank where she enjoyed card games, bingo and socializing with a large circle of friends and family. Most will remember her as a very competitive person who hated to lose at cards. Joyce loved to help others and supported many residents of the Blue Crest Cottages where she lived for more than 20 years. The family would like to thank the staff at the Kingsway Assisted Living Manor in Grand Bank for their support during Joyce’s later years as a resident.
Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories her sons Sandy (Joyce nee Grandy) of Burin, George (Judy nee Grandy) of Grand Bank, Phonce ( Jean nee Mavin) of Dunville, William (Cathy nee Crowley) of Baddeck, NS and Gordon (Lorraine David) of Kirkland, QC; daughters Emily Crowley (Rex) of Grand Bank and Lydia Cornish (Tony) of Grand Bank; 17 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; sister Georgina Billard (Mike) plus a large circle of other family and friends.
Predeceased by husband William Cooper, parents Clara and Phillip Price, brothers Phonce Price, Stewart Price; sisters Maude Hillier, Clara Snook, Eileen Price, Lydia Price and Parker Cooper (Grandson).
Resting at Serenity Funeral Home, Grand Bank on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 7-9PM and Thursday, May 25, 2023 from 2-4PM and 7-9PM.
Funeral Service to take place from St. Alban’s Anglican Church, Grand Bank on Friday, May 26, 2023 at 11AM with interment following at Anglican Cemetery, Grand Bank.
In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to Mental Health Society.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Grand Bank.
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