Fred I. Cooperstock

Birth: August 20, 1940 in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Death: January 17, 2018 (aged 77) in Victoria, B.C.

Plot: South Zone

Biography:
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist 08 February 2018:
He is survived by his loving wife [edited for privacy], his children [edited for privacy], grandchildren [edited for privacy], and sister [edited for privacy]. Fred was a well-respected physics professor at the University of Victoria, photographer, essay writer, badminton player, handyman, and world traveller. He is fondly remembered for his intellect, sage advice and incredible sense of humour. A funeral service was held on January 19, 2018 in Victoria. Donations in his honour are greatly appreciated and can be made to Magen David Adom (the Israeli Red Cross).

Published by The Jewish Post and News:
Victoria, B.C. – Beloved Fred Cooperstock, 77, died Wednesday January 17, 2018 at the Royal Jubilee Hospital.  He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, [edited for privacy]; his children [edited for privacy], grandchildren [edited for privacy], daughter-in-law [edited for privacy], son-in-law [edited for privacy], and sister [edited for privacy].  Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on August 20, 1940 to idealistic immigrant parents, Fred completed his Ph.D. in Physics at Brown University.  He was a professor (and then Emeritus) at the University of Victoria. Fred was a prolific writer, with his body of work spanning two books and over 100 scientific articles, two of which were published in the prestigious journal Nature. An article about his research was published in the Economist.  Aside from his passion for Physics, Fred was a talented photographer, essay writer, badminton player, handyman, and world traveller. He was an avid supporter of Israel, where he lived for several years, both in his youth and as an adult. As an active and well-respected member of his local Jewish community, Fred was always happy to lend a hand whenever the need arose. He is fondly remembered for his intellect, sage advice and incredible sense of humour.  A funeral service was held on January 19, 2018 at the Jewish cemetery in Victoria, B.C. where his parents were also laid to rest. Donations in his honour are greatly appreciated and can be made to Magen David Adom (the Israeli Red Cross).

Family Members:

  • Parents
    • Tom Cooperstock 1904-1984
    • Sima Lipen Cooperstock 1902-1978
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