Author Archive | Michael Cooper

Janet Doreen Kentish

Janet Doreen Kentish – Eulogy

A Eulogy A Wonderful Mother: Janet Doreen Kentish (née Cooper) 7 December 1926 to 28 September 2017 Our wonderful mother Janet (‘Blinkie’ , ‘Jannie’) was a wonderfully caring person to us, her extended family and her many precious and valued friends. A fabulous mother. There are four of us: me, Wendy, David and Nigel. Mum […]

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Bruce Leslie Gladstone Cooper – Eulogy

A Service of Thanksgiving For the Life of Bruce Leslie Gladstone Cooper 27 October 1923 – 20 October 2004 Shore Chapel, Blue Street, North Sydney 4.00 pm – 27 October 2004 Reverend Matthew Pickering – School Chaplain Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!  ~ Lydia M Child, Philothea: […]

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Truxton Leslie Cooper

Truxton Leslie Cooper – Eulogy

  Eulogy Truxton Leslie Cooper 14 April 1921 – 20 March 2007 Whilst going through Dad’s computer records I found that he had started recording some memories of his life. I’d like to start off today by reading you some extracts from this. The earliest part of my life that I can remember is when […]

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Ian Truxton Cooper

Ian Truxton Cooper – Eulogy

A Tribute Ian Truxton Cooper 10 February 1955 – 12 November 2017 I would like to thank everyone for coming to help us celebrate Ian’s life, especially those of you that have travelled great distances. I would also like to thank you all for your support during Ian’s illness, especially from his local friends. This […]

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Marjorie Doreen Cooper

Marjorie Doreen Cooper – Eulogy

Tribute Marjorie Doreen Cooper 17 April 1897 – 26 December 1995 I have been asked by my Aunt Janet, my Uncle Truxton and my Father Bruce to speak on their behalf today in relation to their mother Marjorie. I thank them for that honour.  Of course, I speak on their behalf, but I trust with their […]

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Hesba Fay Brinsmead

Hesba Fay Brinsmead – Eulogy

  A Life Sketch Hesba (‘Pixie’) Hungerford Hesba Fay Brinsmead HESBA HUNGERFORD, or ‘Pixie’ as she was known, was born in Bilpin, NSW on 15 March 1922. Despite having had little formal education she became a governess and school teacher. She married Reg Brinsmead in Melbourne on 13 February 1943 and accompanied him to Wycheproof […]

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Marjorie Doreen Cooper

Mosman Memories

  I started Killarney School in 1902 when I was five years old and finished three years later at aged eight years. I lived at the head of Mosman Bay and walked by bush track or perhaps a dirt road to Killarney, up what is now Harbour Street. I was given a penny to catch […]

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