student: Mae Cooper
Identified by W.B., Christie & friends
Identity confirmed 14 Nov 2005 by Marion
Received 21 Feb 2006 from Mae's
Lenora Mae Cooper was the youngest of three daughters of
Winnifred and Leonard Cooper. Her
sisters were Edna and
Pearl. Mae met her high school sweetheart and future
at SHS. They married 10 Oct 1946.
Jack worked for Hydro and they were transferred to different
cities as often as every 6 months for several years. Eventually
they settled in the countryside north of Paris, Ontario.
They had four children, Margaret, Nancy, Richard and Patricia.
Jack died in 1963 in his 39th year, leaving Mae to bravely raise
her young family alone. She never remarried. She used to tell us
that she had the best when she had married our father.
Mae worked for Ontario Hydro as a billing clerk until her
retirement. She loved living in the country and was able to live
in the family home until her death on
8 Sep 2004.