Mary Isobel Cooper (nee Walker) May 9, 1924 – August 6, 2020 (96 years)
On May 9, 1924, the Galt, Ontario doctor, who delivered Mary Isobel Walker, told the wee tyke’s parents she likely wouldn’t live through the night. That was 96 years and 88 days ago – give or take a few either way for leap years – and Mary, Mary Quite Contrary has stubbornly refused to do what she’s been told ever since. And even after emergency surgery, performed July 2, to ease severe pain from a shattered hip, she kept her family, her friends and her exemplary team of Wellington Terrace caregivers, headed by her beloved Doctor John Stickney, in suspense for nearly five weeks.
On August 6, just in time for supper, she decided she was ready to go home, where her husband, Bob, has been waiting since 2008 (he’s been used to waiting for her). By now, she will have been reunited with her Mom and Dad, her sister, Bunny, her son-in-law, Joe Pearson, a huge extended family and many dear friends.
And in God’s good time, she will welcome her three children, Linda, Bob and Jim, her daughter-in-law, Jane, who held her hand and spoke words of love to her as she left, her grandkids Matthew (Jessica), Tim (Sheri), Stacey (Andrew) , Heather (Luke), Andrew and Ally, and her great grandkids Erin, Jack, Brayden, Macy, Grace, Cameron, Rachel, William and Corinne.
Every one of us who was blessed to have had this wonderful little imp in our lives is grateful. And though we’re feeling the sting of separation, we know she’s where she has always wanted to go. We just hope somebody had the foresight to warn Saint Peter.
𝘈 𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘯 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦. 𝘋𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘺’𝘴 𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘣𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘢 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘪𝘤𝘦. 𝘸𝘸𝘸.𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘩𝘢𝘮𝘨𝘪𝘥𝘥𝘺𝘧𝘩.𝘤𝘰𝘮