Car­pen­ter dies of heart at­tack at build­ing site

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - FRONT PAGE - by Jane Barlow

A 45-YEAR-OLD car­pen­ter died while work­ing at a build­ing site.

A post mortem ex­am­i­na­tion has shown that Mark Cooper, of Marsh Road, Ruckinge, suf­fered a heart at­tack.

Mr Cooper was hang­ing doors at the new Folkestone Academy, off Park Farm Road in Folkestone last Thurs­day.

The Kent Air Am­bu­lance at­tended but medics could not save him.

It was Mr Cooper’s first day back at work af­ter a two-week hol­i­day in Kenya, where he had suf­fered breath- ing prob­lems, but didn’t think much of them.

His part­ner of 18 years, Ivy Stock, said: “This has come as a ter­ri­ble shock.

“He was a won­der­ful man and I loved him.

“He was tall, dark and hand­some. I will miss him very much.”

Shock

His fa­ther Derek Cooper, who lives near Sit­ting­bourne, said the whole fam­ily was in shock.

He said: “He was strong lad, very kind, cour­te­ous and a very private per­son. He was a lovely man.”

A funeral will be held next Thurs­day.

Mark Cooper

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