It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Eva Martha Cooper. She entered this world October 21, 1940 and passed away peacefully with her daughters by her side Dec 15, 2017 at the age of 77. Eva was born on the family farm near Fillmore, SK to Nick and Tina Popowich. Nick was a hard working farmer and Tina a strong hard working home maker. Together they raised their family of three, Elsie, Emil and Eva. Nick and Tina worked hard on the farm and Eva loved the farm life. She grew up with a strong work ethic that she lived her entire life by. Eva worked several jobs in her life time and made friends where ever she went. Eva was most proud of her work at the Weyburn General Hospital where she worked in the kitchen and in housekeeping, she later worked at the Weyburn Special Care home, also in housekeeping, and this is where she retired from at 65. Eva was predeceased by her husband Edward Cooper, parents Nick and Tina Popowich, sister Elsie Hillier, brother Emil Popowich and her son Terry, who died at birth.Eva is survived by her daughters Brenda (Kirby) Jaworski, Debi MacBrason (Mike Casey), five grandchildren, Mackenzie (Curtis) Fraser, Brady Newett, Jackson Soanes, Riley (Neressa) Jaworski and Kristyn Jaworski and five great grand children, Reid, Tucker and Deklen Fraser, Zoey Jaworski and Macy Jaworski, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, sister in law Leona Popowich and many close friends to numerous to mention.Eva’s religion was very important to her as well as her desire to help others. After retirement, Eva kept active by working for home care, as well as delivering meals on wheels right up until she was too weak to do so. Eva had many interests and hobbies but her greatest love was her family. She was a dedicated sports fan to every sport her grandkids and great grand kids played. Spending hours at rinks all around Sask. to watch. If her family or friends ever needed help or a ride, she was the first to be there with her work clothes on. She usually had a tool box in the car and could help fix almost anything. If it was a ride they needed she would fill up that Prius and be there in a heartbeat. Her next biggest passion was the SK Roughriders. She watched every game and probably owned almost every piece of merchandise produced. She was very happy to go to several Rider games at Mosaic and this summer at the new stadium. Eva’s life was active even when health problems tried to keep her down. She would fight her way back to health and be ready to fight the next battle. We know she is at peace now with no more battles to be fought. Eva will be missed by many but her inspiration will live on forever. A Service of Remembrance for Eva was held Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. from the Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, SK with Marj McLeod officiant. Honorary Pallbearers were all Eva’s grandchildren and great grandchildren. Interment was held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, SK and lunch followed at the Zion Lutheran Church. For family and friends so wishing, charitable donations in memory of Eva may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society, 1910 McIntyre Street SE, Regina, SK, S4P 2R3. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Weyburn, SK (848-0333 ~ 1-888-848-0333). Expressions of sympathy to the family may be sent to our website at www.rdfamilymemorialchapel.com “Celebrating Life, One Family At A Time”.
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