Mr William Edward Cooney (Eddie) : born 04 July 1943 – died 24 December 2023

Name: William Edward Cooney
Date of Birth: 04 July 1943
Place of Birth: Mile End Hospital, Stepney
Date of Death: 24 December 2023
Place of Death: St. Joseph's Hopspice, Hackney
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Date of Scattering or Interring: 05 February 2024
Status of ashes: Ashes Scattering
Place of Scattering: Ascot SL5, Ascot, Berkshire, United Kingdom, SL5
Information: Ashes scattered at finishing line, ascot race course.
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Born on Sunday 4/7/43, the third child of 5, to Mable and George (deceased). Three much loved sisters (Joyce, Ada, Annie), deceased in later life. He grew up in Stepney, east London, living in Blount Street. Building demolished as part of slum clearance initiative that saw the family relocate out of Tower Hamlets. Married, and divorced, a total of three times. First marriage saw a return to the borough, and a home in Watney. Employed within a range of manual jobs before joining the local council as a bricklayer, he achieved a rise to housing manager post, before taking early retirement. Known for a keen mind and eye for both racing and sporting events, considered something of a raconteur who enjoyed adding an element of fun ‘twists’ to table games or cards. Had an excellent knowledge of tv/film/music artistes/entertainers of the 1950s/60s/70s, and enjoyed crime related novels and programmes, Always aimed to be the ‘life and soul’ and to make people laugh. A loving, loyal, trustworthy Dad, Grandad, Great Grandad, who died on Sunday 24/12/23, is irreplaceably missed, forever remembered, and always loved.

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Marking the last resting place of William Edward Cooney, lately of St. Joseph's Hopspice, Hackney, 04 July 1943 - 24 December 2023

Event Date and Location:
Ascot SL5, Ascot, Berkshire, United Kingdom, SL5 01 January 1970

A man of simple pleasures, he denied himself nothing

Date of Event: 01 January 1970
Type of Scatter/Interment: Ashes Scattering
Scatter or Location Marker (if any): Tree with Plaque
Location Description (and why chosen): Ashes scattered at finishing line, ascot race course.

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Mr William Edward Cooney (Eddie) : born 04 July 1943 - died 24 December 2023

4th July 1943 - 24th December 2023

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