Steve Horne writes:
It is with a very deep sorrow that I have to inform you that Roger Cooper died on 27th December 2015; his liver cancer was only correctly diagnosed some 6 weeks earlier, by which time it had already spread.
He was an East Anglian Committee member of huge value to us and as most of you will know, a man of great integrity, impeccable manners and enormous fun. To me, one of the most colourful and memorable persons I have had the pleasure to meet and befriend; I shall miss his support, compassion and wise council. Our thoughts are with his fiancée Valerie and Roger's daughters, Penny and Catherine.
The funeral will be on Wednesday 20th January at 12:30 at Chelmsford Cemetery and Crematorium, Writtle Road, CM1 3BL