Donald Armstrong Cooper died at the age of 86, was a well-known and respected teacher and administrator within the Hamilton Board of Education.
A 1928 graduate of Queen’s University, Mr. Cooper taught mathematics and became Principal of Hamilton Central Collegiate Institute and was Superintendent of Secondary Schools at the time of his retirement in 1969. He was past President and life member of the Ontario Educational Association. Mr. Cooper was also a musician, singing with the Bach Elgar Choir and playing violin in the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra.
His bequests to arts and cultural organizations, hospitals and educational institutions, as well as his gift to the Foundation for general purposes, reflect his lifelong interest in culture and learning, and his concern for the well-being of his fellow citizens.
Excerpt from 1991-1992 Annual Report