Family have paid tribute to a ‘lovely and funny’ Margate man who died in an accident at his home in Invicta House last month.
Andrew Cooper was just 29-years-old when he passed away on November 15. The former Ursuline student had previously worked at St Martin’s and in the pathology lab at QEQM Hospital.
His sister Sophie, who is mum to four-year-old Teddy, said: “Andrew was fun and bubbly and into all sorts, his art work with painting, and creative writing. He learned quite a few languages and was really into his science.
“When he was a teenager he also did some charity work where people would message and he would talk to them when they were down.
“He was kind and considerate and very passionate about the things he believed in.
“He was a loyal and funny person and I could not have asked for a better brother or a better uncle to my son.
“Andrew was like the other half of me.”
Andrew’s parents Julie and Gary added: “He was the best son we could have asked for and without him we would not be the family we are today.”
Andrew’s cousin Charlotte Brown added: “There was two months between us so we grew up together and were best friends. We did everything together. Andrew was amazing, kind and would do anything for anybody. If it was minus two, he would give you his jumper so you would not get cold.
“We did not think he would leave us yet but are grateful for the time we had with him.”
Andrew’s funeral service will be held on Monday [December 11] at 2.30pm at Thanet crematorium. Anyone attending is asked to wear something colourful to reflect Andrew’s personality. Flowers via H.R Palmer funeral directors Ramsgate.
This will be followed by a gathering at Sundowners in Margate from 3.45pm.