Adam Cooper

May 15, 1991 - September 4, 2020

Funeral Details:

Adam Albert Cooper, beloved only child of Ruth & Greg Cooper, adored husband of Sonya, died suddenly on Friday September 4 at the age of 29.

Born in Barrie, Adam spent his childhood growing up in the village of Thornton, before heading to Toronto five years ago to experience city life. He was a student at Cookstown Central Public School, Bear Creek Secondary School and Georgian College.

Adam loved to read, and could often be found in his room with a book, rather than watching TV. He had a love of history, military and photography. He was a member of Scouts Canada and found his love of nature, fishing, camping and canoeing through scouting.

His humour and generous spirit will be missed by many friends and family.

A family remembrance will be held at a later date.

If desired, donations to Youth Haven (Barrie) or David Busby Centre (Barrie), or charity of your choice would be appreciated.


14 Condolences
  • Kaitlin Brown
    Posted on: Friday, September 11, 2020 Reply

    Dear Ruth and Greg,

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss of Adam. He was a great childhood friend to my brother, Andy. I remember spending many summer days swimming with my brothers and Adam in your backyard pool. I also remember him enjoying a fun week with our family in the great outdoors when he came to a cottage my family had rented for the week. I also remember Adam spending much of his time there reading (rather than watching TV) and fishing. I will always remember Adam’s great sense of humour, as he was always making everyone in our family laugh.

    -Kaitlin Brown

  • Linda Stokes
    Posted on: Saturday, September 12, 2020 Reply

    Ruth. No words can console a parent with the loss of your child. Remember all the great times and smiles he brought you as he grew up. He will remain in your hearts and soul forever and the best of him will be with you forever. Love and thoughts to you and Greg.

  • Lia Puetz
    Posted on: Saturday, September 12, 2020 Reply

    So sorry to hear of your loss.
    Thinking of you Greg and Ruth and all of your family during this difficult time.

  • Valerie Burke
    Posted on: Saturday, September 12, 2020 Reply

    I won’t forget Adams smile especially while he was studying to be a Chef. He will never be forgotten. My deepest condolences Ruth and Greg and Sonya.

  • Ron Elliott
    Posted on: Saturday, September 12, 2020 Reply

    Ruth and Greg I am terribly sorry for your loss. Nothing worse than losing a child no matter what age. I know that Adam was getting things under control. Please accept my condolences Ron

  • Terry & Greg Baker
    Posted on: Sunday, September 13, 2020 Reply

    We can’t imagine the great sorrow you feel, but hope that you can find a little comfort in knowing how much others care about you. Let your happy memories of Adam stay strong in your hearts.

    Take care of each other,

    Terry & Greg Baker

  • Deb McAuslan
    Posted on: Sunday, September 13, 2020 Reply

    So sorry to hear of your loss – you are in my thoughts and prayers

  • Vicki Wilson
    Posted on: Sunday, September 13, 2020 Reply

    So sorry to hear of Adam’s passing. I remember he was such a happy go lucky boy.
    I know my daughter , Lindsay, had a lot of great times with Adam.
    My thoughts and prayers are with your family ❤️❤️

  • Jacqui Loughton (was Stouffer)
    Posted on: Sunday, September 13, 2020 Reply

    Oh Ruth and Greg, I am so distraught to learn Adam is gone. There was never a better kid! His sense of humour, his strength, his compassion, he was just a great kid. I have so many great memories and stories about Adam. There was never a dull moment with him in the room! Please contact me if I can do anything at all, even just a chat. My number is 250-858-2170. My heart aches for you both. Much, much love,

  • Marilyn Swartz
    Posted on: Monday, September 14, 2020 Reply

    My heart goes out to you both. Words cannot express the tremendous loss of a child.

  • Carol & Bryan Perkins
    Posted on: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Reply

    So very sorry to hear of your loss. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Brenda & Nick Barclay
    Posted on: Sunday, September 20, 2020 Reply

    So very sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that we are thinking of you and send hugs and love.

  • Michelle Harper
    Posted on: Friday, October 16, 2020 Reply

    Dear Ruth,
    I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved son
    I didn’t know Adam but I know how much you love and cared for him
    If my mother were here I know she would be heartbroken and trying to give you all the comfort and support she possibly could
    Keeping you and Greg in my thoughts and prayers

    Much love,


  • Heather and Bill Church
    Posted on: Saturday, November 14, 2020 Reply

    Dear Ruth and Greg, we are so very sorry to hear about Adam, about your loss. We were shocked to hear the news and I know that Maxwell is grieving the loss of a kindred spirit. Adam and Maxwell connected so easily at such a young age and had many an adventure together in the sandbox in the back yard, on bikes around town, in the pool and at cubs. We will never forget his bright smile and his warm heart. We can only but imagine what you and your families are going through at this time. We are sending you love and warmth for the journey. He is with us all in our hearts.
    With love, Heather and Bill

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