Nadine Cooper, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed away peacefully on July 29, 2023, at the age of 96. Her family and friends will forever cherish her memory as she leaves behind a legacy of love and joy. Nadine was born on February 25, 1927, in Ponteix, SK and was predeceased by her husband, Tony, whom she shared a blissful sixty-nine years of marriage with. She is survived by her four children, Zora (Dean), David (Shelley), Melody (Dave), and Brian, along with eight grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren, with another on the way.
Nadine’s journey began when she moved to Regina in 1947 and tied the knot with Tony on July 2, 1949. Together, they embarked on an incredible entrepreneurial venture, starting a Mac Tool franchise in 1954. While running their business, they also actively participated in various community clubs and volunteer activities, proving their dedication not only to their family but also to their community. Nadine was a woman of many talents and interests. In 1966, she obtained her pilot’s license from the Regina Flying Club and became a member of the Ninety Nines, a women’s pilot organization. Her passion for aviation even led to her induction into the International Forest of Friendship in 1985. Additionally, Nadine played significant roles in community clubs such as the Saskatchewan Flying Farmers, COPA, Saskatchewan Aviation Council, and the Regina Antique Auto Club. She was also a skilled artist, showcasing her talent through her paintings that her family proudly displays today.
In 1989, Nadine pursued a retirement hobby and opened the Grassroots Country Store and Antiques, which she successfully operated for 30 years. Her love for attending local auctions and garage sales allowed her to continuously discover hidden treasures for her store. Throughout the years, Nadine formed numerous friendships and acquaintances, with some even becoming regulars at her Antique Store on Friday nights, where they would enjoy Happy Hour together while attempting to solve the world’s problems.
The family expresses their heartfelt gratitude to the doctors and nurses at the Palliative Care Unit of the Pasqua Hospital for their unwavering care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations in Nadine’s memory can be made to the Arthritis Society or a charity of choice. A Celebration of Nadine’s Life will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel on Saturday, September 2, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. To leave an online message of condolence, please visit http://www.speersfuneralchapel.com.