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Founder of Hillside Symphony Has passed

Ashley Cooper the Driving force of the now Defunct Hillside Symphony of Carib Street San Fernando Passed on to the great beyond last week. Was a Very strong man in Many ways...Physically, mentally and I must say Spiritually believing in what he believed was So. After months of sickness due to lung problems he finally gave up.

So much can be said about Ashley. He was Mentored in many ways by his Deceased father Clyde Cooper "DENTAL DOCTOR" of the south land. Rough and Tough was their MOTTO. he has left to mourn His Daughter, Brothers and sisters especially Kerry whom was his Main support.. He also left the Lady whom he cared for and who took great care of him during his illness. Good bye Man.He will be Buried today at the Paradise Pasture Cemetery.

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Comment by Trevor Emanuel Cooper on April 15, 2014 at 11:27pm

Condolences to the Cooper Family, from the members of CAL Invaders Steel Orchestra. Maybe we were family, but just never met each other. 

Comment by Leisel Thorne on April 14, 2014 at 10:02pm

My condolences to his sister Anthea and the rest of the family.  May he rest in eternal peace and rise in glory.

Comment by Winston Dayal ( alias Gons) on April 14, 2014 at 9:07pm
I remember that late sixties Juc Antilleans so well ,so may great friends, Ashley Cooper, Terry (squeaky ) Figuera, Earl Turpin, Eugene ( Ducky ) Claxton,Trevor and Keith Barrow and lots of others . After Jameel Whiby left as arranger, Ashley started doing some. arrangements and then he left to form Hillside symphony, I then took over the arranging. duties for the stage side for a short time before migrating to Toronto . Ashley and I go back to our early days on the Coffee as we lived on Coffee and Medine sts and they lived on Coffee and Upper Hillside. Carlyle, Valley , Prisgar and Llewelyn were all boyhood friends as well . RIP my Brother Ash, and may The Lord give comfort to the family. Blessings.
Comment by Winston Dayal ( alias Gons) on April 14, 2014 at 7:47pm
Condolences to the Cooper Family. Ashley and I grew up together on the Coffee. RIP my brother.

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