Similarly he was made an honorary member of
Maybole Bowling Club. He liked football, going to see Celtic
play in the 1960s and later supporting Rangers on TV. Cooper
was a Past Master of the Lodge St. John No. 11 and was
Almoner for many years. He was Honorary Jeweller to the
Grand Lodge of Scotland.
In 1999 he was presented with a Scroll of
Appreciation from Maybole Community for his services to the
Rev Morrison commented that Cooper could turn
his hands to many things, including washing dishes at Cancer
Research Coffee mornings for which he received a badge. “A
gentleman by nature and also by appearance he was always
well turned out with collar and tie,” he added.
The minister continued, “He will be missed
most as a husband and dad; in a few months time Cooper and
May would have celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary.
He was very proud of their son Stuart and Maureen his
“Recent times had more or less confined
Cooper to the house but I know that May and the family were
very grateful to the carers who came to look after Cooper.
“We give thanks to God for Cooper’s life and
faith, he and May having been members of Maybole Old and
then Maybole Parish Church.
“In recent times he was not able to attend
but I had the privilege of sharing Communion with Cooper and
May in their home a few months ago.
“On behalf of May, Stuart and Maureen can I
say ‘thank you’ to you all for your many expressions of
sympathy but a special thanks for being with them in person
today, which I know affords them great strength and