Cooper, Lorne

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Lorne Cooper was born in North Battleford on August 25, 1936. He attended Notre Dame Elementary School. In 1955 he graduated with his high school standing from the Convent of the Child Jesus (COCJ). Shortly after graduation, the North Battleford News-Optimist hired him as their Sports Editor; he held that position from 1956 to 1961. Later he served as News Editor for the News-Optimist from 1961 to 1963. For the next 17 years, until 1980, he served as News Director for CJNB Radio. He rejoined the News-Optimist as Editor in April of 1980. Lorne has actively served the Battleford's community for many years. He was inducted into the North Battleford Sports Museum and Hall of Fame in October 1998. He was a recipient of the Rotary District 5360 and North Battleford Rotary Club "Integrity Award". He was the Chairman of the Host Committee for the Canadian Senior Baseball Championships in 1974. He also served on the city committee for the City's Golden Jubilee in 1963, the Canada's Centennial in 1967, and the Saskatchewan Homecoming in 1971. Lorne was married to Emily (nee Fedun), formerly of Richard, Saskatchewan. He and Emily have two daughters: Sandra (Wade) Sidor of Calgary, and Wendy (Rick) Rawlyk of Chestermere, Alberta. They have four sons: Lorne Jr. of Baljennie, Dale of North Battleford, Richard of North Battleford, and Kelly of Prince Albert. They have seven grandchildren. Lorne passed away on July 3rd, 2003. He was only 67 years old.


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