Obituary of Paulette Elizabeth Cooke
On August 12, 2022, with her family by her side, Paulette (Wilson) Cooke went home to be with her lord. Born Sept. 8, 1942, in Saint John to the late Leonard Wilson and Eliza Meehan. She was the loving and devoted wife of 63yrs to Keith G. Cooke.
She is survived by two children Rocky (Glenda) Cooke of Grand Bay, Rob (Pam) Cooke of Saint John. Three brothers; Arliss (Elaine) Wilson, Walter Wilson and the late Cathy Cummings, Robert (Angela) Wilson. Two sisters; Brenda (John) Tower and Cindy (Steven) Agnew. Five grandchildren; Tifani and Linsy Cooke, Sarah (Kirk) Lyon, Jacob Cooke (Melissa Roach) and MacKenzie Cooke (Kyle Todd), step grandchildren Nathan Wilcox and Zona Barrett, six great grandchildren; Jamie, Sophia, Eli, Aubrey, Evelyn and Blake as well as several nieces and nephews.
Paulette was predeceased by her parents, one son, Randy Cooke and their beloved chihuahua Spike.
In her younger years of employment, Paulette worked at Connors Bros in Back Bay & Clipper Ship motel in Pocologan. After raising her three boys, she continued her employment in accounting, Payroll and office management with various companies including Point Lepreau Generating Station, Saint John Shipbuilding and Hunter Public Relations. Paulette obtained her certificate in travel and tourism through NBCC which led to her own and operate 3 motels on the west side of Saint John.
Paulette was strong in her faith and was an active member in her church. She participated on the Lepreau cemetery committee and was a loyal member of the P.C. party.
Paulette and Keith loved to do-si-do and allemande left and right with their many friends with square dancing, round dancing and clogging. She and Keith spent many winters in their RVs enjoying the sun in Florida. During these years, Paulette enjoyed swimming, yard sales and many dining experiences which always had to include a buffet. Paulette played many instruments including organ, piano, ukulele with her fiddle being the highlight of her musical enjoyment.
Castle Funeral Home, 309 Lancaster Ave. Saint John, (634 1701) have been entrusted with the arrangements. A visitation will be held on Monday, August 15, 2022, from 2-4PM and 7-9PM. A funeral Service will take place on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at 1PM at Saint Columba Church, 1454 Manawagonish Rd in Saint John, N.B. Interment will take place in Lepreau Cemetery. Donations can be made to Saint John Extramural Program, Lepreau Cemetery committee, the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be made at www.Castlefh.ca
The family wish to thank Dr, W. Lee, Dr. M. Burnell and all the nurses in the chemo room who cared for Paulette throughout her illness. Special thanks go to the Saint John Extramural Program, specifically Marjorie Young RN and Paulette’s daughter-in – law Pam Cooke RN for all their compassionate care given to Paulette throughout her illness.