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Dr Fern Cooper

November 19, 1931 - March 2, 2022


Fern Cooper passed away peacefully on March 2nd, 2022 at the age of 90. Mother to Leah Hernandez, grandmother to Erin Cooper, Daniel Hernandez, James Hernandez and Natasha Hall as well as 8 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, Tracy and Phillis Cooper, and her brother, Glen Cooper. She is survived by her brother Innes Cooper.

Fern was born in 1931 in Slocan City where she spent much of her life. She worked as a reporter for the Nelson Daily News and sailed on the SS Minto as a reporter when it made its way up from Castlegar to Nakusp for the very last time on April 24th, 1954. She put herself through school to become a psychologist and received her PHD in 1965 in Montreal. She came back home to Nelson to become a Christian counselor.

Over the years she helped many people and families. She was a lover of animals and had her own little hobby farm in Slocan where she raised sheep, goats and chickens. Fern was a strong and independent woman, she put her heart and soul into her family, her farm and her home. Over the years she built 3 different houses on her land in Slocan. She also had a little cabin on 40 acres in the Valhalla Park where she spent as much time as she could.

Dr. Cooper was very strong in her faith, she loved Jesus and knew that she would see him someday. She is now at peace in the great banquet halls of Heaven with those who went before her. A big thank you to all of the wonderful care providers at the New Denver Pavilion for taking such great care of Fern in her last days.

There will be a celebration of life Aug 27th, from 1-5pm at the Slocan Legion Hall. It will be a potluck. Everyone who knew and loved her is welcome to come.


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From: Carol Barclay
Relation: Friend

Fern & I were friends for many years. During that time we also shared music together as well as ran children’s programs together in the Presbyterian Church in Slocan. She was a joy to be with, always upbeat! She truly loved the Lord. She will not be forgotten.

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