Obituary – Eric Carl Cooney. Celebration of Life July 29

As OTA previously announced, Eric Carl Coone of of Inverary, ON, the father of  OTA Board member Wayne Cooney, passed away on Saturday June 10, 2023, at Kingston General Hospital after a struggle with cancer surrounded by family. He was 74 years old.

Eric was born April 22, 1949, to loving parents Hilliard and Ruth Cooney and is survived by daughter Sherri Vanhooser and son Wayne and wife Ann Cooney, granddaughters Amanda, (husband Wayne Burke), Alexis, Victoria, Madison, great grandson Lincoln Burke, siblings Gary Cooney, Linda Moore, and Susan Cooney.

Eric was a devoted Shriner and loved driving his fire truck in as many Santa Claus parades as possible. He was a dedicated and proud truck driver priding himself on driving a million plus miles accident free. Eric had an extensive knowledge and passion for civil war history, playing golf and loved watching westerns and baseball with Bonnie but his greatest passion other than being a silly and loving grandfather was his love of music especially The King Elvis Presley and I am sure he is dancing and singing as he is now reunited with the many loved family members and friends that left before him. A celebration of Eric’s life will be celebrated at Cataraqui Golf and Country Club on Saturday, July 29 from 12 to 4 pm.

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We raise and glass and toast with a DRW as The Big E has left the building.

As expressions of sympathy donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.


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