Sybil & Austin Cooper Memorial Fund

This fund was established for Sybil and AustinCooper by son Murray and daughter-in-law Joan, to remember parents who were long time residents of Swastika,dating to the 1930's.

Sybil qualified as a nurse in 1918 at the Pembroke Cottage Hospital. She then moved to Cobalt to work at the Cobalt Hospital, and initially lived with her Aunt Effie Smith. Life in Cobalt was full of great memories for her.

Austin worked for Imperial Oil for 48 years, retiring circa 1964. It is said that he was credited with introducing the first Zamboni for watering the ice at the Kirkland Lake arena - this was done with an Imperial Oil barrel, full of water, strung on two wheels and pulled by two skaters.

Sybil and Austin had four children - Douglas, Grant, Doreen, and Murray.

Sybil passed away in 1968 at the age of 68, and Austin in 1995 at the age of 94.

The income from the fund will be used in the Temiskaming area as determined by the Board of Directors.

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