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Saturday January 12, 2013

Glenn Alan Cooper
October 23, 1945 - January 9, 2013
Glenn Alan Cooper, 67, of Pictou, Nova Scotia, died suddenly on January 9, 2013. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he was the son of the late John 'Jack' and the Helen (Campbell) Cooper. Dearly beloved and survived by his wife of 30 years, Iona MacLean, his sons, John Cooper (Angela Norton) of Sarnia, Ontario, and David (Amanda) Cooper of Toronto, Ontario, grandson Finnegan and granddaughter Ruby. Also survived by sister Rachel Cooper of Delhaven, Nova Scotia, brother David Cooper of Toronto, and uncle Glenn Cooper of Vancouver Island. Loved and remembered by many cousins, friends and colleagues. Glenn worked in radio before discerning a call to ministry. Receiving his B.A. fromTrent University and his M.Div. from Knox College, the Toronto School of Theology, he was ordained to the ministry of Word and Sacrament on May 10, 1976. He served in Point Edward and Brigden Presbyterian Churches, southern Ontario, followed by six years as Associate Secretary for Resource Production and Communication at the national office of The Presbyterian Church in Canada, working from Toronto and Pictou, an early tele-commuter. He returned to parish life in 1998 as minister of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Westville, Nova Scotia, retiring from there in 2008. Glenn was host of 'The Hymnbook' broadcast on several radio stations. Glenn had an inquiring mind, a deep trust in God, a love of Scripture and leading worship, a compassionate heart, a passion for social justice and the well-being of the planet, a delight in music, and an infectious sense of humour. Funeral service is on Monday, January 14 at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Prince St., Pictou. Family flowers only. Donations in Glenn's memory may be made to Presbyterian World Service and Development, 50 Wynford Dr., Toronto, ON M3C 1J7 or to the First Presbyterian Church Living Legacy Fund, Pictou NS.

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