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, Ruth Cooperstock; his children Jeremy and Ramona Cooperstock, grandchildren Teva and Shalev Cooperstock and Selina and Eden Mostyn, daughter-in-law Vinita D’Souza, son-in-law Mitchell Mostyn, and sister Rachel Cohen.
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) by one of the following methods:
telephone: 416-780-0034 or 1-888-858-2632
online: www.cmdai.org; Choose ‘donate now’, under ‘fund’, choose ‘in memory of Fred Cooperstock’, and under ‘dedication information’, also specify in memory of ‘Fred Cooperstock’