Oct. 4, 2011
EARL HENRY COOK
January 2, 1988 - September 18, 2011
There was something about Earl. Was it his love for life, his sense of humour, the way he walked into a room and drew the attention of whoever sat there? Or was it his smile, his passion for hockey, or his claim to be the number one fan of the Detroit Red Wings? Whatever it was, there was something, and we will remember him for it. It is with great sadness that we share the news of Earl's passing. After a long and courageous struggle with cancer, Earl quietly and peacefully went to be with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, at 5:30 a.m. this past Sunday morning at St. Boniface Hospital. Left to remember him are, Debbie and Darby Hopkins and family, Janine and Bill Frovich and family, Bob and Dale Fast and family, his birth family, especially Beverly, and friends too numerous to mention. Debbie and Darby would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the many people who made up Earl's circle of love, the people of the Whyte Ridge Baptist Church, the staff of St. Boniface Hospital, the various teams he was a part of, and the world of hockey. Earl learned that dreams do come true by the generosity displayed by the Detroit Red Wings, TSN Sports Network, and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Earl has his wings now, and we are sure they are red. A celebration of Earl's life will be held on Friday, September 23, 2011, 6:30 p.m. at the MTS Centre. Guests are encouraged to dress in red, Detroit Red Wings apparel, or your favourite hockey jersey. Arrangements are being made with a Chartered Bank to receive funds for The Earl Cook Foundation. Details will be provided at the Memorial Service. Funds raised will be used to support cancer research and sarcoma patients in need. For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit our website. Chapel Lawn www.chapellawn.mb.ca 885-9715
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