It is with heavy hearts that we find ourselves sharing the passing of Edward James Couper on April 11, 2013. Born the youngest sibling of 2 brothers and one sister, to parents Thomas James and Grace Couper in Fareham, England on February 1, 1923. Edward was known as Ted, Ed or Jimmy by friends and family.
Jimmy was recruited into the Royal Artillery at age 17, serving time in France, India and Burma before being “demobbed” as a full Lieutenant in the fall of 1946.
Jimmy married Doreen Clara Perkins on the 24th of July, 1948. They immigrated to Canada in 1957 where he went on to become a manager with the Bank of Montreal. In 1985 Jimmy and Doreen retired to the most beautiful place on earth, Fanny Bay where he lived happily the rest of his days.
A champion of compassion, pioneer of family values, master of wit, father of the year for 51 years running, loving husband, father and friend; Jimmy had a profound impact on all he met. He is survived by his wife Doreen; son Steven James Couper with wife Karen and grandson Caelan James, he was so very proud of; daughter Leslie Jane with husband Ken Carter; cousins, nieces and nephews and a myriad of loving friends and acquaintances.
We will be sharing a celebration in honour of Jimmy’s life at 2pm Saturday, April 20th at the Fanny Bay OAP hall with all who wish to attend.
Those wishing, please feel free to make donations to the Vancouver Island Health Authority; they have been so helpful and supportive over these last several years.