Memorial Service: 1:00 p.m., March 28 at the Shuswap Community Church, 3151 – 6th Avenue NE, Salmon Arm, BC
Jesykja-Rose Magenta Cooper, a mother, partner, daughter, granddaughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin and friend, died at home in Canoe, BC on March 14, 2015 at the age of 21.
Jesykja is survived by her beautiful 4 year old daughter, Sunni Rose Cooper (Ducharme); her partner, Steve Beers; her parents, Rae and Tor Cooper; her grandparents, Paul & Sherry Lundholm; siblings Bari (Mike) Leonard, Jennifer Cooper-Lamb (Matt) of Kimberly, BC, Scott (Tessa) of Edson, AB, and Rory Blair (Lauren) of Kamloops, BC as well as a special mention of her friend of many years and the father of her daughter, Darcy Ducharme of Salmon Arm, BC.
Jes had many aunts and uncles, cousins and in-laws, nieces and nephews, friends and acquaintances. She especially loved her siblings’ children Dylan, Leland & Emily Cooper, Colton & Blair Leonard, Hawk & Wolf Cooper-Lamb, and Maycee Ducharme.
Jesykja was born in Salmon Arm on November 29, 1993. The youngest of five, Jesykja brought an energy and spark to her busy family. She grew up a child of the mountains; athletic and bold, never happier than at the top of the tallest tree or swimming in a glacier- fed lake. She was equally at home running with horses or riding on a motorcycle with her Dad.
Jesykja was a loving and loyal woman. In 2010 she gave birth to her beautiful daughter Sunni who was her “Ray of Sunshine”. She enjoyed singing and song-writing, travel and home. She especially loved to travel with Steve and had aspirations to visit all corners of the globe.
She loved animals and spent many hours with her and Steve’s Rottweiler Khuda and her cat “Cardi”. Jesykja was the kind of person who always remembered to call for birthdays and holidays and sometimes, just because she could. She was a dreamer with many goals and ambitions. She was not afraid to try new things or meet new people. Jesykja was blessed with an open heart and was never quick to judge others but instead embraced the opportunity to learn something new. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her.
In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity will be welcomed with gratitude; either a charity of your choice or to the charities that touched her heart and life, Salmon Arm Rescue Unit – Attention: Tim Alstead or the Southern Interior Rotary Lodge – owned and operated by the Canadian Cancer Society, BC Yukon Division, Kelowna BC.