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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Gary Cooper who passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.  Since 1989, Gary was the financial administrator for the Diocese of Kamloops.  Gary served under three bishops during his tenure and was responsible for strengthening the financial wellbeing of the diocese. 

Please see the link below for his obituary at Kamloops Funeral Home.

Gary Cooper 1938 — 2019

Gary Cooper

Thomas Garrick “Gary” Cooper of Kamloops passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 80 years of age. He is survived by his children, Glenn (Joanne) of Revelstoke, Grant (Shelley) of Vernon, Michelle (Chris) of Brentwood Bay and Jason of Kamloops; grandchildren Ryan (Tammie), Crystal (Steve), Preston, Hillary, Alex, Elaina and Gemma; great grandchildren Blake, Ashton and Hayden; siblings Mel, Wayne and Lynne, and numerous nieces and nephews. Gary was predeceased by his parents, Ronald and Mildred Cooper, sister Stephanie, and brother Ron.

Dad’s involvement with Cooper’s Foods, the Blazers Hockey Club and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kamloops, gave Dad many fond memories.

We love you Dad, Grampa and Brother.

We will miss you, but our treasured memories will be with us forever.

The family extends heartfelt thanks to all who cared for Dad during his short illness, Dr. Jason O’Connell, the Nurses at Royal Inland Hospital, Interior Health, and the Nurses and Care Aides at Trinity Hospice.

The Memorial Mass will take place at 11:00 am on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 2826 Bank Rd., Kamloops. Monsignor Jerry Desmond, Celebrant.

Memorial donations may be made in Gary’s name to the Autism Society of British Columbia or the BC Cancer Foundation. Flowers graciously  declined.