JANET DENISE COOPMAN

JANET DENISE COOPMAN – MAY 9, 1949 – MARCH 19, 2011 After a courageous struggle with M.S., with family by her side, Janet passed away into the arms of her Lord on March 21, 2011 at the Sunpointe Village Care Home in Kelowna, B.C. where she resided for the past 10 ½ years. Janet was predeceased by her parents, Adolf (Al) and Cathrine (Katy) Coopman. She is survived by her brothers, Jim (Ruth), Mel, Willi (Helen), and Greg (Diane) all of Winnipeg and her sisters JoAnne (Ray) Smith of Eriksdale and Susan (Barry) Lang of Coquitlam B.C. Also mourning her loss are several nieces and nephews, especially Trevor (Kimberly) Lang, great nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins and her special friends Josephine and Henry Dyck of Kelowna, whom Janet considered family. Janet will be remembered as a very determined person who had a love for animals especially horses, and was a very talented artist. She led an active, healthy lifestyle until deprived of her ability to do so by her illness. She had lived in Winnipeg and Vermette working at the T. Eaton Co. after high school, first at the Warehouse on Wellington Ave. then later at St. Vital Centre. After she retired on a disability pension she lived in Steinbach for a period of time before moving to Kelowna in 1995 where she was able to enjoy riding her horse Shiloh before going in to the care home in 2001. Her friends Henry and Josephine were very caring to her during her life with them and their efforts to make her life more enjoyable in the care home are greatly appreciated by her family. A special thank you to the care-givers at Sunpointe Village for their efforts on Janet’s behalf. A memorial Services will be held in Kelowna at Sunpointe Village on April 21, 2011 at 1:00 pm. Should friends wish, a donation may be made in her memory to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements in care of Everden Rust Funeral Services (250) 860-6440.