Former South Yorkshire councillor and publisher dies

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Well-known Sheffield publisher Terry Cooper has died, aged 71.

The former South Yorkshire county councillor died at home, surrounded by family and friends.

Terry leaves a daughter Lucie and son Tom. He also had another son Paul who died before him.

A funeral service will take place at 2.45pm tomorrow in the North Chapel at Grenoside Crematorium,

The family request donations be made to be made to cancer charities in lieu of flowers and those attending the funeral wear bright colours rather than grey or black.

Terry was owner of Sheaf Publishing and specialised in the publication of books and booklets about transport history, especially trams and buses.

He also published many books about Sheffield and South Yorkshire, including Peter Harvey’s Sheffield, a series of books of photographs and articles by the former Star columnist.

Terry’s print company, Sheaf Graphics, designed and printed booklets and leaflets for a wide range of South Yorkshire businesses and community organisations.

For more than 30 years, he printed and published more than 10 million leaflets and other materials for the Labour Party in Sheffield and South Yorkshire.

Terry was elected as a Labour councillor – for Manor, Park and Castle – on South Yorkshire County Council in 1977 and served until 1986 when the council was abolished.