Marvin Cope

Marvin Cope

COPE, Marvin Elliot, age 82, died peacefully in Hope B.C. on March 22, 2017 after a courageous fight with cancer.


Born on April 30, 1934 in New Westminster B.C., to Robin & Alice Cope, he grew up in Vancouver BC & attended John Oliver Secondary. He then when on to graduate from both UBC in 1970 & then the University of Portland in 1980. Marvin met the love of his life Joan (nee Nabl) in 1954 & in 1957 they married & embarked on a life of love. In 1961, they moved to Hope B.C. where he worked as a teacher & elementary school principal till his retirement in 1996. Marv will be especially remembered in Hope for his years of service on the School District & Hospital boards & his love for the Hope Golf & Country Club. Marv will be lovingly remembered by his wife Joan; his sons: David, Paul (Gillian), Andrew (Michele); Daughter in Laws: Susan, Tracey; his brother, Raymond (Mae); & his grandchildren: Lindsay (Rob), Harrison, Dylan, Elizabeth, Hannah, Lauren, Spencer & Lyndon, & his great grandchildren: Emily, Simon & Ella. He was also a good friend & mentor to many. His passing has left a big hole in our hearts but we take solace in knowing that his legacy lives on in all of us & in the students he taught over his well-lived 82 years. Whether it was in the classroom, or taking a sick child home, or providing counselling to parents; he cared about his school & the Silver Creek, Laidlaw & Flood communities deeply. Many in the area viewed him as the Mayor of Silver Creek & at times was asked to be its collective voice on issues; which he did with a passion.


Our sincere thanks to the staff at Fraser Hope Lodge for their excellent care of Dad & our family. A Celebration of Marvin's life will be held on Saturday April 8th at 1:00 p.m. at Christ Church Anglican, 681 Fraser Avenue in Hope, with a reception to follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, and in keeping with Dad’s love of children, please make a donation in his memory to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.


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