Sally Cooper Obituary, Memorial – It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of Sally Cooper, a cherished member of the Fell Foot parkrun community. The entire parkrun family mourns the loss of Sally, who held a special place in our hearts. Her dedication and commitment to volunteering made her an invaluable asset to our parkrun events.
Sally’s parkrun journey began when she accompanied her son, Simon, to the event. Little did she know that this would mark the beginning of her own incredible parkrun adventure. Inspired by the sense of community and camaraderie, Sally decided to become a volunteer herself. Her selfless spirit and enthusiasm for helping others shone through as she took on the role of a marshal.
For five years, from 2015 to 2020, Sally tirelessly stood at her post, marshaling the participants with unwavering dedication. Rain or shine, she could always be found at the muddy gate, wearing her trademark hat and carrying her trusty umbrella. Sally’s presence was a source of encouragement and motivation for everyone who participated in the Fell Foot parkrun. Her infectious smile and warm words of support uplifted the spirits of countless runners, walkers, and volunteers.
Sally’s exceptional commitment to volunteering did not go unnoticed. In 2017, she was honored with Ron’s Event Director’s Shield, a prestigious accolade presented to individuals who demonstrate extraordinary dedication and service to their local parkrun community. This recognition was a testament to Sally’s unwavering passion and her significant contribution to the Fell Foot parkrun.
As we come to terms with the loss of Sally, our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to her beloved son Simon and the entire family. We can only begin to understand the profound void her passing has left behind. Sally’s legacy will forever be etched in the memories of all those who had the privilege of knowing her. Her kindness, selflessness, and commitment to building a supportive community will continue to inspire us.
In times like these, the parkrun family comes together to support one another. We mourn the loss of a dear friend and fellow parkrunner, but we also celebrate the impact Sally had on our lives. Her spirit will live on in the hearts of all those who had the privilege of crossing paths with her during their parkrun journeys. Let us honor Sally’s memory by embodying the values she held dear: kindness, inclusivity, and the joy of coming together as a community.
As we reflect on the remarkable life of Sally Cooper, let us cherish the memories we shared with her and find solace in the knowledge that her legacy will endure. The Fell Foot parkrun will forever be touched by her presence, and we will continue to carry her spirit forward as we gather each week to run, walk, and volunteer in her memory. Sally, thank you for being an extraordinary part of our parkrun family. Rest in peace.