John (Syd) Cooper (joined 1949)

John (Syd) Cooper (joined 1949)
Friends and former colleagues of John will be saddened to learn that he died in July 2009 at the age of 71. John
joined the Southern Grammar School in 1949 and became an integral part of the school's rugby 1st XV; his
academic success saw him gain a place at Birmingham University where he gained a BSc. After working at
Dunlop for many years John joined his wife, Diane, in running the family's successful florist business in the
Brighton area. John was hugely loved by Diane, their two sons and daughters together with the rest of the family.
A very sociable and kind man who loved life to the full and with a particular love for golf, John had many, many
friends. He was diagnosed with cancer and after a short illness passed away leaving behind not only his
immediate family but so very many people who truly valued his love and friendship.
Peter Higgins (cousin)