This is Kim, Barbara and Harry’s eldest grandchild, with some sad news to share.
Our beloved Harry Cooper died peacefully just after midnight on October 22, 2010, aged 98. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Barbara, and by his grandchildren Harrison, Robin, Dylan, Morgan, Chinta, Spring and Kim.
He had been slowing down in recent months and sleeping a great deal, but even at the end he was still our sweet Harry. His last words were to tell a young woman who was looking after him on the night shift that she was a good nurse. When she checked on him a few minutes later, he had stopped breathing.
My grandma Barbara is a very strong woman, and although she misses her sweetheart very much, she is bearing up well and is coming to peace with her great loss.
The OGs’ website has always been a place for Cutie’s and Pop Pop’s individual insights, as well as for the magical chemistry that they had together. It won’t be the same without Pop Pop, but this is still their home on the web, and a place where Cutie can continue to shine. She is planning to stay busy, and hopes you’ll stay tuned to her ongoing adventures, wherever they may take her.
We’d like to share with you a passage from Harry’s funeral service, from Chapter 2 of the Bhagavad-gita, a philosophical book which he enjoyed discussing during the last year of his life. We hope that this will bring each of you some peace in the losses that all living things must endure, as it has brought peace to our family in our time of loss. We still feel Harry’s kind spirit all around us, and thank you for making a place for him in your life, and for caring about him.
CHAPTER II – BHAGAVAD-GITA (translated by W.Q. Judge)
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