Bill Cooper: 01/12/32 - 11/11/15

Bill Cooper: 01/12/32 - 11/11/15

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Bill Cooper was a respected and valued 4th generation patriarch of the Cooper family and business. He commenced his working life as a farmer, and following the death of his older brother Bob, he started work at Coopers on 2nd February 1960. He was responsible for Marketing and Sales from 1965 to 1985, and was appointed Director and Secretary of the company in 1969. Bill became Managing Director in 1977, the position he held until his retirement in January 2002. He remained a Director of Coopers until 2009.

Bill will be fondly remembered by all, and we are indebted to him for his significant contribution to the history of our company, for keeping the brewery going in difficult years, and for maintaining its independence. With the assistance of Maxwell and others, he steered the company through challenging times, and helped to set the brewery up for the successes which we have enjoyed over the past 20 years. 

Bill was also a generous Patron of the Coopers Brewery Foundation, therefore in lieu of any flowers to family members, you may choose to honour Bill’s memory by making a donation to the Foundation.