Vale Matthew Cooper

Vale Matthew Cooper

The Coopers Board write to inform the public of the passing of Matthew Cooper on 24th December.

Matthew was husband to Stefany and Michele (deceased); father to Victoria and Ursula; son to Bill and Jo; and brother to Tim, Verity and Melanie.

Matthew was an employee of Coopers for 22 years, and more recently was a Governor of the Coopers Brewery Foundation from 2011, a position he held with pride and honour.

Having first commenced service with the Brewery managing the Coromandel Duck Inn, Matthew joined the logistics team in 1994 at the Norwood Distribution Centre, following the sale of the hotel.  He moved to Regency Park with the distribution team in 1998, and in 2002 became the core liaison for Premium Beverages logistics.

Matthew’s passion for the Foundation was second to none following his appointment as Governor in 2011, and his thorough research and interest in the funding applicants was most appreciated by his fellow Governors. Despite his illness he remained active in the Foundation, including welcoming Kevin Scarce to the Foundation Board on December 9th.

Our thoughts are with Matthew’s wife Stefany and his two daughters Victoria and Ursula. On behalf of the Cooper family, we would like to thank you for your many messages of support at this difficult time.

We feel sure Matthew would appreciate you drinking a Sparkling Ale in his honour at this time.