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Gwen Abram
   Lansdowne Park
Mrs. Lorraine Ansell
   Sunshine Coast
Mr. Warren Allan

   Selma Park Store
Mr. and Mrs. Atlee
   Harry and Jessie Irvine
Mr. Brian Blackwell
Audrey Broughton
   Sechelt Meat Lockers
Caple family
   Redrooffs Resort
Richard (Dick) Clayton
   Clayton family, early Sechelt

Mr. Alan Crane
   Music and Recital Society
Mr. Cavin Crawford
   Crawford home
District of Sechelt
Friends of the Library
   Sechelt Library
Mr, Nick Gilbert
   Whitaker family, various
Mrs. May Gillis
   Redrooffs Resort
Mrs. Joan Graham
   Rockwood Lodge
Mrs. Patricia Hilton
   Redrooffs, Cooper's Green
Mrs. Joyce Hubbs
   Selma Park Store
Mr. Philip (Pete) Jackson
   Jackson Brothers' Logging
Ms. Caroline Keeley
   Jackson Brothers' Logging
Mr. and Mrs. Kohuch
   Gilmore brothers
Mrs. Joyce Kolibas
   Sechelt General Store
Eddie and Gladys Le Warne
   Trading Post, Davis Bay
Mr. Gary Little
   Early postcards
Mrs. Diana Lofstrom
   Sechelt Library Board
Mrs. Faye McCourt
   McCourt family, various
Mrs. Barbara Moffett
Ms. Donna Nelson
   Clowhom Falls
Mr. Kendall Parr Pearson
Mr. John Pirie
  Hopkin's Landing, Pender Harbour
St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary
   Events, volunteers
Mr. Philip Sawkins
   Sitka Spruce Lumber, Picnic
Sechelt Community Archivist
   Wakefield Inn
Sechelt Garden Club
   Events, members
Sechelt Public Library
   Library events, Peninsula Times newspaper
Senior Citizen's Ass'n (Sechelt)
   Events, members
Mrs. June Shepherd
   Ernie Penn, Sechelt Hotel
Mrs. Billie Steele
   Hacketts, Rockwood Lodge
Mr. Charles Stephens and
Mr. Robert D'Arcy

   Sandy Hook community
Sunshine Coast Credit Union
Mrs. Bea Swanson
   Swanson Redi-Mix, events
Ms. Val Swanson

Mrs. Sue Thompson

   Wilson Creek baseball
Mrs. Betty Twigg
   Mrs. Alice French
University Women
   Members, events
The Rev. Kenneth Walker
   George Walker
Mrs. Jean Whittaker
   Shorncliffe Intermediate Care
Mrs. Frances Yordan
   Hunt family, Sargeant Bay


Patricia Hilton Collection -- Redrooffs, Cooper's Green, Page 6

Mrs. Patricia (Patti) Hilton's father, Mr. Jim Cooper, purchased what was left of Redrooffs Resort property, namely, the 'Green' property, in 1945 and the two Redrooffs Resort lots to the south. On one of these lots Mr. Cooper built his own house and, on the other, Mrs. Hilton later built her home. Mr. Cooper ran the store, subsequently building a new one, rented the cabins on the 'Green' and permitted camping there. Many community events took place courtesy of Mr. Cooper, including an annual fair organized by local groups which is still held today. He had a gas barge moored by the big rock in front of the 'Green' with a walkway connecting it to the shore. In those days there were few telephones so Mr. Cooper would take and deliver messages as well as do many other errands for the local residents. He was a very popular and well-liked figure. With the increasing popularity of the 'Green' and the advent of roads it eventually evolved into an RV Park. After Mr. Cooper's death in 1977, Mrs. Cooper and Mrs. Hilton ran the park until 1985 when they sold the property to the Sunshine Coast Regional District for a regional park. The present building is a community hall where many events including weddings take place. It is also a very popular scuba diving area and Cooper's Green Park is enjoyed by people from far and wide as well as local residents and is a fitting memorial to the Cooper family. (See also two Histories of Redrooffs Resort by Mrs. May Gillis and Mr. Gary Little for information on earlier owners).

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1985 -- closing ceremonies for Cooper's Green.

Photo courtesy Patricia Hilton


1985 -- closing ceremonies for Cooper's Green.

Photo courtesy Patricia Hilton


1985 -- closing ceremonies for Cooper's Green.

Photo courtesy Patricia Hilton


1985 -- closing ceremonies for Cooper's Green. Pipers outside Redrooffs store, now community hall.

Photo courtesy Patricia Hilton


1985 -- Legion piper at closing ceremonies for Cooper's Green.

Photo courtesy Patricia Hilton



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