MURIEL, November 26, 1924 to June 13, 2014:

It is with profound sorrow and loss we announce the passing of our mother, Muriel Cooper, on June 13, 2014 in Kamloops, B.C.

Muriel was born to Mary and Henry in Mattersey, England, the youngest of seven children. After serving in World War II she met Norman and they married in England but decided to emigrate to Canada. First settling in Vancouver, B.C., the family eventually moved to Cawston in 1969. Muriel became the secretary at Similkameen Secondary School that same year. Known as “Mrs. C” to 21 years of students, she truly enjoyed her years working there until her retirement and honorary graduation in 1990.

Muriel was a very loving mother who always supported her two daughters, Yvonne and Diane. She happily and tirelessly participated in many community groups including the Similkameen Hand Bell Ringers and the Similkameen Chapter #78 of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was OES Worthy Grand Matron of B.C. and the Yukon in 1995/96. In 2006, Muriel was honored with her OES lifetime membership.

Muriel was predeceased by husband Norman in 2005. She was also predeceased by all her siblings and Norman’s siblings, as well as some very dear friends. Muriel is survived by her daughters Yvonne and Diane (Tom), many nieces, nephews and their families along with many, many friends.

Muriel left the Similkameen Valley after 40 years and moved to Kamloops to be closer to family. She continued in her sparkling way to be busy, have fun and attract new friends. The family would like to thank the staff and residents of The Shores Retirement Residence in Kamloops, the ladies of High Country Health Care, and Dr. Mahmood for all their care and support.

A Celebration of Life for Muriel will be held in Keremeos in the fall (date to be announced). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to any Cancer charity or the charity of your choice.

Condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service

Kamloops, BC 250-374-1454

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