Cooper, Irene Margaret

Cooper, Irene Margaret

November 2nd, 2020

At the age of 82, passed away on Monday, November 2, 2020, at LHSC – University Hospital. Beloved mother of Steven (Georgi) and Andrew Hawken. Proud Gramma of Madison and Jack. Missed by her very dear friends Kathy Marshall and Fran Goraj. Remembered by many nieces and nephews. Sadly missed by her furry companion Megan. Predeceased by her sister Marion Beven. A Celebration of Life will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Registration is required to attend the service.

To register, please click here: Irene's Celebration of Life registration

Please note: as per the directive of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, attendance numbers will be restricted. Please be aware that COVID-19 protocols are in place which may preclude some from being able to attend and masks are mandatory. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Irene are asked to consider Doctors Without Borders.

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Cindy DenstedtI was a neighbor of Irene's when she lived in West London a few years back, and I always enjoyed our conversations and remember how much she enjoyed her furry friends, and how proud she was of her boys. My sincere condolences to her family. She will be missed.
Lorie and Bryan PaddockWe met Irene in 2008 when we became neighbours in a new condo complex in northwest London. As years passed the neighbour relationship became one of good friends. She and Bailey would stop in for a quick hello and a catch up of the news of the day on their walks around the complex. Her fierce intellect and love of a good debate resulted in many fun memories that will help mitigate the profound sense of loss we are experiencing. We shared a passionate interest in many things, not the least of which were the fortunes of Adam Scott and Rory McIlroy who we will continue to cheer on in Irene's memory. Our condolences to her family. She was a good one. We will miss her.
Gwen MooreIt has been a honour to know Irene.! Her positive honest no nonsense attitude was inspiring. My condolences to her sons that she spoke of often with pride. Thank you God for giving us people like Irene.
Christina Orr (Chris)I got to know Irene when she moved into the Apartment Building, and it became apparent that we had at least ONE thing in common... our accents! I found Irene to be a highly intelligent and sophisticated lady, with a strong sense of devotion to her animals, and more importantly, a devout believer in her faith. She would come up and visit with me and we oft times would have a glass of wine, and take trips down memory lane to the land of our births. She was an incredible and genuine lady, and I will miss our chats. I know you are up in heaven looking down on us, but rest assured I will try my very best to give your precious Meghan all the care, love and attention that you had given her, and if I falter, I am sure you will guide me. God Bless you sweet lady and rest in peace.
Paul?Nancy VioletteIrene lived in the same Building that my husband and I resided. We did not know her very well, but found her to be a very lovely and sincere lady. We were saddened when we heard of her passing. We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to her boys.
Betty Irene was a regular visitor to our building, providing fantastic and well needed pedicure services. Even after she had her knees done, she recuperated quickly and was back to business as usual. A lovely lady to chat with and a pleasure to have in our home. We are sorry for her sons who lost a wonderful Mom. Our sincere condolences.
Joan ParkerMy sincere condolences to Irene's family. I became acquainted with Irene at Westmount Presbyterian Church where we were both part of bible study groups which we both enjoyed. She was a delightful interesting person, always the perfect lady. She added to our group discussions with her insightful questions and inquiring mind. I have missed seeing her through this COVID-19 shut down of Church. When Church opens again there will be an empty seat at the end of the pew where Irene sat, always with a sweet smile on her face no matter how she felt. I will miss her.
Cathy and Peter JobeWe only had the pleasure of meeting Irene a handful of times. She was a delightful woman to chat with. Our thoughts and prayers are with Steve and Andrew
Jessica StolMy deep condolences to Irene's sons and family. I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead. Irene and I often sat in the same row at church and it was a true privilege to talk with her. She had such a positive and inquisitive personality, and she was so involved in all aspects of church - always finding ways to be of service to others. She contributed so much to her neighbours and community. There are many people who have been impacted by her service and who are grateful to have met Irene. She will be greatly missed.
Lorna FrosteI met Irene, when she managed the outpatient clinic at SJHC. I always enjoyed her warmth and administrative skills.My condolences to your family.
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