Mrs Joseph Hooper
from 'The Numismatist' Vol XIV No11 November 1901
Many who know President Hooper have been aware of the precarious condition of the health of his wife. Subject to repeated attacks of apoplectic paralysis during the past few years her condition has been the cause of much anxiety and solicitude to Mr Hooper and her large circle of relatives and friends. On October the eleventh, life's fitful fever over, she awoke to the dawn of immortality. The sympathy of the fraternity goes out to our president in the loss of his companion of so many years. The following is extracted from the home paper:
'On Friday last, there passed away to her last rest, Mrs Mary Ann Hooper, wife of Mr Joseph Hooper, Walton Street, at the age of 73 years. For sometime past the deceased had not enjoyed her usual good health, she had been subject to paralytic strokes which caused her friends much alarm, the first occurring about 5 years ago, and a week before her death she had a fourth attack which proved fatal. She was one of the oldest inhabitants of Port Hope, having lived here with her husband for 48 years. She was universally beloved by all who knew her. She was ever ready to help those who required assistance in case of sickness or otherwise, and in Mrs Hooper they found a friend when in need. She was married to Mr Joseph Hooper nearly 50 years and had a family of three daughters and four sons, all of whom are living except one daughter. The funeral took place Monday afternoon from the family residence, interment being made in the Methodist Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev E B Lancely. The following gentlemen acted as pallbearers: Messers J F Clarke, John A Barker, S T Hopper, Fulford, James Tape and Murray Farquharson. The funeral was largely attended by the many sympathizing friends and acquaintances.'