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Born: Nov 25, 1934

Date of Passing: Jan 31, 2023

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November 25, 1934 - January 31, 2023

The family of Susan Kooper, is very sad to announce that she has passed away, due to complications from a stroke that she endured from July 12, 2012.
She was predeceased by her daughter Marcia Yolanda Harding (nee Kooper) on September 3, 1999, and her husband John on April 12, 2001, her sister Tini Bronsveld and brother-in-law Fred Bronsveld in the Netherlands.
She leaves behind her loving children: son Gord Kooper (Mary Mazzei), stepdaughter Gabriella Mazzei, son Wayne Kooper; granddaughter Samantha Harding (Michael Windling), great-granddaughters, Amelia and Aurora; grandson Cameron Harding; son-in-law Chris Harding (Sharon Dubeck), children, Jenny Dubeck (Matt Sauve) [daughter Kinslee], Lindsay Dubeck (Adam Correia). Later in life Mom was blessed to meet Frank Buschman, along with son John Buschman, son Troy and daughter Celina, daughter Ramona Buschman (Greg Schwark) and daughter Briana. In the Netherlands her brother Piet Kuldery (Aukje Kuldery), nephew Eric Kuldery (Joke Kuldery) great-nephew Joop Kuldery and great-niece Ilse Kuldery. Also, nephew Jan Willem Bronsveld (Lida Bronsveld), son Ischa Bronsveld, son David Bronsveld (Renske Bronsveld), children, Jurre, Twan and Maud; nephew Willem Jan Bronsveld (Margreet Bronsveld), children, Tim and Lennea; niece Suzanna Bronsveld. In London, Ontario, nephew Ted Kooper (Denise Kooper), children Jeremy and Brandon; nephew Ken Kooper, Atikokan, Ontario.
Mom immigrated to Canada in 1955 with her husband John and resided in Transcona. Life was full of camping, travelling to Atikokan during summer vacation as well as Christmas time taking the train to Atikokan, Ontario, also many summer vacations to Nutimik Lake in the Whiteshell with Tony and Hilda Van Zwol. Mom and Dad also enjoyed getting together with many of their other Dutch friends, as well as all the friends she made over the years in Transcona and at work. Mom was trained as a seamstress in Amsterdam, she worked for many years at the Old Woolco store on Regent for the Men's and Ladies Clothing Department where she also made many lifelong friends, also for a few years she opened her own Seamstress shop out her home in Transcona. As mentioned earlier Mom was blessed to meet and enjoyed being with Frank Buschman, and they enjoyed having get-togethers with both of their long-time friends, as well as travelling to the Netherlands as well as vacations in Mexico and the United States.
The family would also like to thank the health care professionals who took care of our mom at the Deer Lodge Centre, 5th Floor East Wing, from manager Andrea to all of the nurses and nurse orderlies as well as the Administration staff - the kindness and love that you all displayed towards our mom, will not be forgotten. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Deer Lodge Foundation, in honour of Mom.
Funeral services will be Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at the Glen Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, 455 Lagimodiere Blvd., Winnipeg, MB R2J 4J4. Officiated by Rev (Dr.) Deborah Olukoju. Family and friends wishing to attend virtually may do so at:

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 04, 2023

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • We are very sorry to hear of Mrs Koopers passing. She had a quick wit about her at times and always made us laugh. I remember her doing some sewing for me when I got my job. She was a fantastic seamstress. RIP, you will be with Marcia and John now. Give Marcia a big hug from me ❤️ - Posted by: Barb & Darryl Sever (Friend of family ) on: Feb 10, 2023

  • Susan was always a kind soul. She had a great relationship with Frank Buschman and I certainly enjoyed their company. I always appreciated Franks son Johnny going to see her on a regular basis at Deer Lodge. R.I.P. Susan - Posted by: Hank Koreman (Friend of the Family) on: Feb 07, 2023

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