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Helen Johnston Cooper - 1830 - 1908

Helen Johnston,

Relict of William Cooper

Late superintendent of the

P & O Co. Bombay

Died 15th Dec. 1908

Aged 78 Years.

Hastings and St Leonards Observer - Saturday 26 December 1908


We regret to record the death of Mrs. Helen Johnston Cooper, who had been a local resident during the past six years. Mrs. Johnston Cooper passed away on the 16th inst. 7. Grosvenor-gardens, St. Leonards.  The deceased, aged 78 years, was the widow Mr. William Cooper, for many years superintendent of the P. and O. Company at Bombay, and was held in the highest esteem by a large circle of friends, being of a most amiable and charitable disposition.

Helen Johnston Cooper

The funeral took place on Saturday, at the Borough Cemetery. The Rev. Canon Hodges officiated.  The chief mourners included Mrs. Colin Buchanan. Mrs. Wheeler, Miss Muirhead, Mrs. Burger. Mr. and Mrs. Mollis, and Mrs. Good.  The coffin was of polished English oak, with solid brass furniture, and the grave was beautifully lined with evergreens.

  The floral tributes included the following wreaths: