SOPER – Alan B., 83, of Brooklyn, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.
Born in Liverpool, Alan was a son of the late William and Pearl (Whynot) Soper.
Alan served briefly with the Royal Canadian Army Corps before going to work at Bowater Mersey Paper Company in Brooklyn where he retired from after 38 years as a papermaker. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, his daily drives around, doing small carpentry jobs in his workshop and dart night on Fridays. He also enjoyed spending time with his family especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as time spent at his grandson in law’s garage. Alan was a member of the Mersey Branch #38, Royal Canadian Legion, Liverpool. He will be fondly and lovingly remembered as a dedicated family man.
Alan is survived by his daughter Kathy Mack (Danny Whynot) of Liverpool, his son Terry (Joyce) of Brooklyn. His grandchildren Bridget Mack (Shawn Purcell) of Stewiacke, Shannon (Cory) Hartlen of Liverpool, Lindsey Soper (Max Lingley) of Halifax and Darcy Soper (Ryan Smith) of Edmonton. His great grandchildren Jack, Ruthie and Tess. His sisters Pat Everett and Lesley (Donnie) Rhyno, both of Liverpool. His brother William of Brockville, ON.
Alan was predeceased by his loving wife of 61 years Donalda (Whynot) and his sister Myrna.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. A celebration of Alan’s life will be held Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel, Liverpool. Reception to follow. No flowers by request, donations may be made to Queens General Hospital Foundation. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Peggyand Richard Hatt
To Alan’s Family
Please accept Richard and my deepest sympathies on the loss of your loved one .Sincerely Peggy and Richard Hatt
My heart is sad. Have had many of good times with the Soper family especially at the cabin. I have lots of memories & some wood shelves that I will always cherish that Alan made for me. I’m sorry I can’t be there for you Kathy & Terry & families but you will be in my heart , love Jude xo Alan say hello to Mom Donnie for me.
Dear Kathy, Shannon, Bridgette and families
So sorry to hear of your loss. You all spoke so fondly of him.
Please accept my deepest condolences.
Allan & Beth LaRocque
To The Family,
We are very sorry to hear of Alan’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Jane and Bill
Kathy, Terry and family,
So sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.
Jane and Bill
Wayne and Wendy Orme
To Terry and family
So sorry to read of your dad’s passing. I worked with Alan for many years in the paper room before is retirement. Please accept our deepest condolences at this time.
Thinking of your family today,my sincere condolences.
Debbie and Cec Martin
So sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
Dear Terry, Joyce, Darcy, Lindsey and family, I am so very sorry for your loss……my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Alan was so very kind and welcoming to us when we came to visit.
Terry, Joyce, Darcy, Lindsey I’m so sorry to hear about Alan. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. My deepest condolences. Love you all Amy
David & Judy Whynott of mersey point
I am sorry to hear of Al’s passing. It was always good to have a chat with Al at Carsense at noon time. He certainly will be missed by his family and friends. Rest in peace Al. Blessing to his family at this sad time.
Gordon and Jackie Eisnor
Kathy,Terry and family: Our sincere condolences to you and all your dad’s family.
Inez & Donnie Shupe
Kathy & family,
We were so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Keeping you in prayer during this difficult time.
Love & Prayers,
Inez & Donnie
We are so sorry for your loss. Remember the good times and hold them close.
Betty, Bernie and Margie
Curtis & Linda Leslie Maillett
We send Sincere Condolences to Alan Soper’s Family. Thinking about you during this most difficult time. Remember the Good times. Linda & Curtis
To Kathy and families. So sorry for your loss. Hold on to all those special memories.
Liz and Nelson
Clark , Sandra Hebb
To the family of the late Alan Soper. Sandra and I extend our Condolences to you . Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. Hold on to your special memories with him to help ease the pain.
George and Janet Fletcher
Soper Family:We were sorry to hear about Alan. Our thoughts and our prayers are with your family.
Dear Kathy, Bridget, and family.
So sorry to hear of your loss.
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy at this difficult time.
so sorry to hear about your loss ..Bertha and Allan
Belinda Wentzell Delong
Kathy and family,so sorry to read of your great loss.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.
Kathy & Family, So sorry to read of your dad’s passing. Treasure all the great memories as they are yours to keep.
Kathy, Dannie and Family,
I am so sorry to hear about your Dad and Grandad. It is never easy saying goodbye to a much loved parent, but the memories of happier times will help you through the hard days ahead. So many people are thinking of you right now and sharing your grief.Hold on to each other for love and support. Thinking of you with sympathy and love.
Kathy and Terry and your family, please know that God will definitely show you the way to smile again. I know this experience will change you forever. I hope in the days to come you can remember all the good times you shared with your father and all the love he gave you throughout the years. He is not gone. I know he will be watching over you forever. I know because my Dad watches over me every day. Love and prayers
Kathy and family, so sorry for your loss. Sincere sympathy on the loss of your father and grandfather.
Kevin and Cathie Wentzell.
Please accept our sincerest condolences. Forever in your memories, forever in your hearts.
Charlene and Bruce White/Barbara and Bill Scobey
To Alan’s family, we extend our sincere sympathy. We know that he will always remain in your heart and will never be forgotten. Rest in peace Alan.
Peggy & Francis Payzant
Dear Kathy, Terry, & Extended Families;
We Were Sorry To Hear Of Your Dads Passing. Please Except Our deepest Condolences At This Very Sad Time In Your Lives. It’s Not Easy When You Lose Your Parents. Remember All The Happy Childhood Times You Had With Your Mom & Dad, As I’m Sure There Were Numerous Ones. Cherish Your Time You Had Together All Those years And Keep Them Close To Your Heart. And Especially Remember All The Love Passed Down To You As You Went From Childhood To AdultHood. It Was A Love That Only A Mother & Father Could Bestow Upon You!! May Your Dad Now Rest In Peace, And May God Wrap His Loving Arms Around You All To Start The Healing!! God Bless You All. Fill That Empty Spot With All Your Love That Was Left Behind For Each And Everyone Of You!!!
Toby and Lori Colp
Kathy so sorry for the loss of your Dad and the girls grandfather. Sending our love and deepest condolences.
Robert (DUFF) Flemming
To all the family,am so sorry for your loss.
Sincere condolences to the Soper family.Darcy ,you were in my class many moons ago in Brooklyn.Such a cute little girl.
Kathy and Chubby Veinot
Kathy, Terry and family
So sorry that you have lost your dad. Memories are very special and can never be taken away from us. Over the next few days as you are together as a family you will remember so many things that make you smile and a few that make you cry, but when you put them all together they will give a true picture of a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather.
Kathy and Chubby Veinot
Lesley and Donnie and the Soper family,
I was sorry to hear about Alan’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult period.
bonnie and david flemming
Terry and Kathy…David and I were so sad to hear of your dad’s passing…you are in our thoughts at this difficult time and we are here if you need anything at all
Beverley & Betty-Jean Colp
To Alan’s family we send our deepest sympathy in your loss. Beverley & Alan worked together for a number of years and Beverley always asked how Alan was doing when I was at Bridget’s. He will be missed by many so let the memories of him help you at this time. God bless you all.
Rod & Ann Golden
Terry. Joyce and family, Sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy. Rod & Ann
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
To all the Soper Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Dear Kathy and family, Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. You have been blessed to have had him close to you for so long.
I was so sorry to read that your father has passed away. I didn’t know him personally, but in reading his obituary, it sounds like he was a loving, caring father and grandfather, who enjoyed his life.
My sympathy, love and prayers are with you at this time of great loss.
KAREN MYERS ,FRANCIS WOLFE & FAMILY
JOYCE, TERRY,DARCY AND LINDSEY OUR SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
john and Kay Hupman
To Alan’s family; Sorry to hear of Alan’s passing, please accept our condolences.
Susan M MacLeod
I am sorry to hear of Alan’s passing. My sincere condolences .
So sorry, am thinking about you with love. Take care. Lin
John & Debbie Herman
To the Soper Family:
Please accept Our Sincere Condolences on the loss of your Loved One. May the wonderful memories and loved ones help you get through this most difficult time.
John & Debbie Herman.
Kathy…I was so sorry to read of Alan’s passing. My condolences to you and your family.
Diane & Aubrey Coombs
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time, he was a great person.
Diane & Aubrey Coombs
David and Bonnie Hatt
So sorry to hear of Alan’s passing.Keep all your memories close to your heart.
Duncan & Goretti MacIsaac
Just a great guy.I loved talking to him. He had a wealth of knowledge.
Gale and Art Deveau
Kathy, Terry and families, we were sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad, please accept our sincere condolences .
Gale and Art Deveau
Kathy and Terry and Family,
It was with great sadness to hear of the passing of Alan.
I remember him fondly. Our fall visits at the Lake were always great fun. Our hunt in the fall was not always, if ever, successful but the friendship was always well worth the trip. Our sons, Sean and Kirk, remember their visits to the Cabin and the fun they had.
Alan and I talked on the phone very few months and he always expressed in his way how proud he was of his family.
He will be missed.
George and Carolyn Parnell
Sending our sincere sympathy to the family
Chris and Tina Whynott
It’s been a pleasure to know and be greeted daily by this wonderful person. He had a huge heart and it was evident that he loved all his family very much. I’m certainly going to miss those daily visits and his witty humor. Sincerest condolences to Kathy,Terry,Shannon and Bridget and all of their families at this very difficult time. RIP AL
Holly and Philip Smith
Dear Soper Family,
Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of your father. It’s so hard to lose a parent.
That was such a nice video; many good times to remember and comfort you all now as you bid farewell.
Thinking of you in the days ahead.
Holly and Philip Smith
jim & joyce parks
Kathy and family, so sorry for the loss of your Dad, keep your memories close to your heart, he was a sweet man, thinking of you all at this sad time, RIP Alan,
Sonya and Gerard
Sincerest sympathies to the family. You will be held in our thoughts.
Dear Darcy, Shannon, Bridget and Families,
So sorry to hear about your grandfather. Grandparents are special people in our lives and I know he will be greatly missed. May all of your treasured memories of him help you in the days ahead.
Brenda & Gary Townsend
Tery & Carol Whynott
Our sincere condolences to all the family
Kathy, and Girls My heartfelt condolences to you and your families, I knew Alan a good many years and remember the good times we all used to have at the legion
Carl R. Veinot
To all the Soper family I offer my sincere condolence on the loss of Alan.I worked with Alan for a number of years on the Paper Machines,a good man to work with.Alan use to smoke sides of beacon for me and it was the best.R.I.P. old friend.
Terry and Kathy, so sorry to hear of your loss. Deepest sympathy to you and the whole family at this time.
Brian and Kim Mansfield
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Lawrence & Brenda
Brenda and I would like to send our sincere condolences to Al’s family at this sad time. I will miss Alan around the garage. RIP Al
Sherri & Dennis Harrington
Dear Kathy and family,
So very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing, know that others are thinking of you at this sad time, take care❤️
To the Soper Family,
We were saddened to learn of Alan’s passing.
Please accept our condolences.
Cathy & Rollie Wentzell
Laurie-Anne & Jamie Brown
Terry, Joyce (Darc & Lin) and Kathy, Danny (Bridget & Shannon) and all the kiddos;
We are deeply very sorry to hear of Alan’s passing.
We are happy to have many fond memories of Alan, he surely was one of a kind. May he rest easy & with sincere sympathy we are thinking of you all.
Billand Anna Cox
Kathy and Leslie and families
We extend our deepest sympathy in your loss. May God comfort you as you mourn.