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BROOKS, Aubrey Stephen

BROOKS, Aubrey Stephen

August 31, 1924 – December 31, 2018
Aubrey Stephen Brooks passed peacefully into the joy of Jesus, surrounded by his family, at the age of 94. Many thanks to the staff of Village at Mill Creek for their loving and excellent care for the last 2 years. We so appreciate your kindness in his last days. He will be lovingly remembered by Olive, his wife of 72 years. He is survived by son Terry Brooks (Ruth), son Randy Brooks (Kate), daughter Sandra Scott (Barry), six grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Aubrey was predeceased by his parents and sister, Helen. He is loved by his siblings: Yvonne, Grace and Bob.
Aubrey spent his early years in Saskatchewan. He joined the navy and was deployed to a frigate during WWII. After marrying Olive, the love of his life, he moved to Boston Bar to work on the railroad. In 1951, he moved to Kelowna and thrived in a variety of work: door to door bread delivery for the Royal Bakery, truck delivery for McGavin’s Bakery, selling insurance for Manufacturer’s Life, salesman for the Capital News, starting his own bookkeeping business and working at Springfield Funeral Home as an usher and driver.
Between family and work, he was an Officer for Sea Cadets, volunteered for Crusaders Boys Club, church and Credit Union boards, did church hospital visitation, sang in the Singing Christmas Tree, was a member of the RCMP Auxiliary, and a much in demand MC at weddings and other events. He loved the outdoors, especially at his daughter’s log house in the Rockies. Aubrey loved to recite poetry, sing (especially to the children) and was an entertaining storyteller.
You will be forever in our hearts.
We will be celebrating his life at Evangel Church (3285 Gordon Drive) at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Gideons International Canada.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting:
www.springfieldfuneralhome.com/obituaries/brooks-aubrey-stephen/


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Condolence Messages
  • Jan 07, 2019
    Olive and family,
    It was our privilege to know Aubrey at Gordon Park - we were your downstairs neighbours. Aubrey was a lovely man (with a wonderful singing voice!) and will be missed.
    Christine and Dave
  • Jan 05, 2019
    I remember Aubrey and his lovely wife Olive, from when they were receiving home support through IHA and residing on K.L.O. road. Aubrey was such a kind and sweet gentleman. I loved seeing both of them playing cards together. Lovely, classy couple. My condolences to Olive and the family. R.I.P Aubrey.
    Teresa
  • Jan 05, 2019
    So sorry for your loss. We have so many memories of Aubrey and the family back in the old Evangel Days.
    May God be your comfort and your peace at this time.
    You are in my thoughts and my prayers.
    Sharon Heywood Pranil
  • Jan 04, 2019
    Aubrey was a family friend, and also my Commanding Officer when I was a Sea Cadet in the Kelowna Corp and was partly responsible for me joining the The
    Royal Canadian Navy in the early 1950's
    A very special man to me and I will miss him greatly.
    Michael Wayne Henderson
  • Jan 03, 2019
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Domenic and Lina Rampone
  • Jan 03, 2019
    Aubrey was one of our RCMP Auxiliaries many years ago. Very nice man!
    RIP.
    John Niblett
  • Jan 03, 2019
    So sorry for your loss Grace and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love, Evelyn Nyuli
  • Jan 03, 2019
    Mrs Brooks and family,
    I remember Aubrey from the Royal Bakery days as well as Manulife. Very fond memories.
    RIP
    David Langton
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