Cecil Benedict Cooper

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    We regret to advise that Cecil Benedict Cooper died on 8 January 2006 in Saskatoon.

    Cecil was born in St. John's Nfld., in 1915. After earning his Bachelor of Science degree he worked as a surveyor in Grand Falls. He went overseas in 1943 during the Second World War with the Royal Canadian Engineers and was trained by the British Military Intelligence. Cecil was assigned to Africa, Italy and Holland and was critically injured in Holland two days after VE Day. He was able to return to University following rehabilitation and received his Bachelor of Engineering at McGill University. He was Design Engineer for the City of Saskatoon from 1959 to 1970 and received his Masters of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan shortly before he retired.

    Vigil of prayer was held on 10 January 2006 and Mass of Christian Burial was held on 11 January 2006 in the chapel of St. Ann's Seniors Citizens Village. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Ann's Senior Citizens Village Corp., 2910 Louise St., Saskatoon, SK, S7J 3L8.