COOPER, A. Wayne of St. Thomas, passed away on Thursday, April 4th, 2019, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, at the age of 74. Dearly loved husband of Karen (Boyse) Cooper and the late Kathryn (Holmes) Cooper (1996). Loved father of Bryan Cooper (Shelly).Dear grandfather of Alexandra and Bryanna Cooper. Wayne was born in St. Thomas on February 8th, 1945, the son of the late Albert “Ab” and Rowena (Burwell) Cooper. He was retired from Ford Motor Company, Talbotville and was a member of the C.A.W. Wayne enjoyed fishing at the family cottage in Tobermory, gardening, small engine and lawn mower repair. A celebration of Wayne’s life was held at the Masonic Centre of Elgin, 42703 Fruit Ridge Line, St.Thomas on Thursday, April 11th from 1-4 pm, with words of remembrance spoken at 2:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place, with private interment of ashes in Elmdale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice or a simple act of kindness in his memory. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas in charge of arrangements.