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Margaret COOPER

Margaret Alice Cooper, a beloved teacher known for her kindness and warmth, passed away on October 26, 2023 at the age of 98. Born on April 25, 1925 in Hyas, Saskatchewan, Margaret was preceded in death by her parents James and Florence Wotherspoon, her four brothers (Elvin, Lindsay, Bill, and Ernie), and her two husbands (Roy Hutchinson and Joe Cooper). Alongside her teaching career, Margaret was actively involved in various community organizations, including CGIT, the United Church Women, the Rebeccah’s, the Mayfair United Church Choir, and the Craft Guild. She dedicated herself to numerous philanthropic endeavors, ranging from knitting socks for soldiers during WWII to sponsoring children in developing countries through World Vision. Margaret also made significant contributions to establishing Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs) for many children in her life. Her commitment to generosity and selflessness was exemplified by her support for worthy causes and her unwavering loyalty to the NDP. Margaret will be deeply missed but forever remembered for her legacy of love, kindness, and selflessness. Her impact on the lives she touched will be cherished eternally.

Margaret Alice Cooper, born on April 25, 1925 in Hyas, Saskatchewan, sadly passed away on October 26, 2023 at the remarkable age of 98. A dedicated and beloved teacher, Margaret will always be remembered for her exceptional kindness and warmth. She was deeply devoted to her craft, but her interests extended far beyond the classroom. Margaret found joy in playing games, cards, and the piano. Furthermore, during WWII, she utilized her skills to knit socks for soldiers through the Red Cross. As her life progressed, Margaret’s compassionate nature led her to sponsor children in developing countries through World Vision. Her devotion to giving back was evident not only through her philanthropic endeavors but also through her active involvement in various groups, such as CGIT, the United Church Women, the Rebeccah’s, the Mayfair United Church Choir, and the Craft Guild. Throughout her lifetime, Margaret always held steadfast to her principles of generosity and selflessness. She even took the initiative to establish RESP’s for numerous children, ensuring they had the means to pursue their educational dreams. Additionally, her unwavering support for the NDP showcased her strong political convictions. Margaret’s legacy will forever shine as a beacon of love, kindness, and selflessness.

It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the passing of Margaret Alice Cooper, who departed on October 26, 2023 at the age of 98. Margaret’s life was dedicated to spreading warmth and kindness as a cherished teacher. Her story began on April 25, 1925 in Hyas, Saskatchewan, where she was welcomed by her parents James and Florence Wotherspoon. Tragically, Margaret experienced the loss of her four brothers (Elvin, Lindsay, Bill, and Ernie), as well as her two husbands (Roy Hutchinson and Joe Cooper) throughout the years. Yet, despite these challenges, Margaret never lost her spirit of benevolence. Outside of her teaching commitments, Margaret found solace in playing games, cards, and the piano. During WWII, she channeled her creative talents for a noble cause, knitting socks for soldiers through the Red Cross. Margaret’s kindness extended beyond national borders as she later sponsored children in developing countries through World Vision. Furthermore, she actively participated in a range of community organizations, including CGIT, the United Church Women, the Rebeccah’s, the Mayfair United Church Choir, and the Craft Guild. Margaret’s benevolent nature knew no bounds, as she supported numerous worthy causes and helped establish RESP’s for countless children. Her unwavering dedication to these philanthropic efforts mirrored her staunch support for the NDP. The profound impact Margaret had on those she touched will be cherished forever. We invite you to join us in commemorating her compassionate life and celebrating her unwavering spirit of goodness. The Memorial Service will take place at Mayfair United Church, 902 – 33rd Street West, Saskatoon on Monday, November 13, 2023 at 1:00 p.m., and all are welcome to attend. Following the service, interment will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Saskatoon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to World Vision. To share your memories and offer condolences, please visit http://www.parkfuneral.ca. Greg Lalach from Park Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements and can be reached at 306.244.2103.

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