Elbert was born on August 26, 1928 on the family farm in the Long Lake District near Senlac, Saskatchewan to parents, Stephen and Eva Cooper.
He spent his life around farming and family. Elbert’s love for horses, cattle and the wide open spaces on his farm were his genuine passion. Elbert was a man of simple means, embracing honestly, integrity and good old fashioned hard work.
The last few years were devoted to his wife ensuring her needs were met to the best of his ability.
Elbert’s final hours were spent with the care and support of his three loving children. He passed away on October 3, 2019 at the St. Joseph’s Health Centre at the age of 91 years. Even though his passing was sudden but peaceful, we know that he walks in heaven with the love of his life, Anna.
He will be forever missed and remembered with love by his children, Cindy (Donivan), Joy (Jason) and Louis (Yvette); grandchildren, Michael (Kristina), Loran (Tyler), Sarah (Adam), Matthew (Nadine), Brayden, Savanna, Jaden, Mackenzie, Ethan and Tyron; great grandchild, Freya; brother, Dale Cooper; sisters in-law, Elsie McGee and MaryAnn McFaull; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Elbert was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Anna (August 27, 2019); parents, Stephen and Eva Louella; sisters, Elizabeth Middleton and Ethel Matheson; and grandson, Josh Pletz (July 13, 2019).