Cooper, Shirley Ruth of St. Thomas. It is with great sadness and heavy heart we announce that Shirley passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, on Friday, December 27th, 2013. Beloved wife of Roy Herbert Cooper and dearly loved mother of Tina and her husband Harold Payne of St. Thomas. Cherished grandmother of Codie Payne and his wife Lindsay of Alberta and Amanda Payne of London. Dear sister of Patsy Barnes (Art), Phyllis Burt (Calvin), Bernadine Burt (Glen), all of Newfoundland, Darlene Regular (Todd), Toronto, Roger Randell (Maisie) of Brampton, Wayne Randell (Cavell) of Brampton, Tony Pinsent (Bernice) , Dave Pinsent (Joanne), all of Newfoundland, Chris Pensent (Mari) and Craig Pensent (Heather), all of Toronto. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.  Sadly missed by her aunt Clarice Welsh. Shirley was born in Grand Falls, Newfoundland on September 4, 1949, the daughter of Janetta Walker  of Newfoundland and the late Cecil Randell. Shirley worked as a hairdresser.

A private family service will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Thursday afternoon. No public visitation. Interment to follow in Union Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

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