Scottish Daily Mail
MISSING . . .
THE DAILY MAIL offers the opportunity to re-establish contact with long-lost relatives and friends. Each week, MONICA PORTER features the story of someone trying to find a missing loved one and a tale of people reunited. Produced in conjunction with the voluntary tracing service Searching For A Memory, run by Gill Whitley.
‘I AM trying to trace my cousin, Philip Cooper,’ writes Brenda Comber. ‘He was born on May 6, 1940, and grew up in Hackney, East London.
‘His parents were Robert and Ede (nee Jones). Robert was my mother Mabel Rose Stephenson’s brother.
‘When we were young, I used to stay with Philip’s family and went to his birthday parties.
‘Philip married Doreen in Hackney in 1962 and I was one of their three bridesmaids.
‘They had four children — Nigel, twins Jackie and Julie, and Richard, and moved to Wickford in Essex. Philip and Doreen were officers in the St John Ambulance. I last saw Philip at my mother’s funeral 29 years ago.
‘When I left school in 1954, I worked as a PA for the sales director at Davis & Timmins, a manufacturer of screws, nuts and bolts, in Walthamstow, North-East London.
‘I am now retired after working as a company secretary.’