It is with great sadness that the family of Suzanne Miriam Cooper announce her passing on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at the age of 70 years in Calgary, AB.
Suzanne is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Ron Cooper; two children, Rachael (Joey) Duzlemic and their children, Lincoln and Kaden and Breanne (Jordan) Persson and their children, Verona and Maximus all of Calgary; siblings, Graeme (Karen) Hardy of Parksville, BC, Pene (Steve) Kenny of Lantzville, BC and Rob (Kelly) Hardy of Nanaimo, BC along with numerous extended family and friends.
She was predeceased by her parents, Bill and Mary Hardy.
Suzanne was born in the beautiful city of Wellington, New Zealand on June 6, 1951. There she enjoyed the lush landscape and their family orchard. When she was 18 she immigrated to Canada with her father soon followed by her mother and siblings. Higher Education was important to Suzanne and she graduated with multiple degrees in Sociology, Chemistry, Biology, Psychology and Social Work all while exploring interests such as cross country skiing, snow shoeing, and color psychology. Suzanne worked for the Alberta Provincial Government as a social worker/contract manager. Suzanne was blessed to return home to her beloved New Zealand and served for eighteen months as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Later, as a social worker for the Alberta government she worked many years and it was there that she met her sweetheart Ron. They married July 21, 1979 in Calgary and raised two daughters. A significant part of Suzanne’s life was her creative endeavors. She was the author of two novels, penned many short stories and read an innumerable number of books. Quilting and mentoring others in the art was a true passion that she shared willingly. Her parents instilled a love and knowledge of all aspects of gardening and preserving of the yields. As a faithful member of the Church she fulfilled multiple service callings with joy and dedication making many friends along the way. Suzanne’s family was everything to her and she was everything to them. Suzanne passed away peacefully surrounded by her husband and daughters.
Funeral Services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Foothills Stake Center (30 Everstone Blvd SW, Calgary, AB) on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 1:30 p.m.
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