Richard Gordon Cooper passed away peacefully at Ladysmith General Hospital on April 5, 1998.
He was born in Emo, Ont. in 1910, where he lived until he joined the navy in the Second World War. Gordon served as radar operator on corvette duty on the North Atlantic for three-and-a-half years.
After the war, he worked for the Department of Indian Affairs in Fort Frances, Chapleau, William Lake, and Hazilton. He retired in 1970 and settled in Ladysmith, where he met and married his loving wife of 26 years.