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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.

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Service
Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 at 11:00 am

Location
Evangel Church

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In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Gideons International Canada Link: www.gideons.ca

 


Service Information

Service Details


The service for BROOKS, Aubrey Stephen is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 at 11:00 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Evangel Church

3285 Gordon Drive Kelowna, BC

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Condolences

  • Brenda Mack says:

    To Olive and the Brooks family: Your husband and father was a wonderful kind man, who has left a rich heritage of faith and love for each of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss.
    Love Norbert and Brenda
    You’re

  • Pete and Colleen Minchau says:

    Dear Olive, Randy, Katie, Terry, Ruth and families. Sending our Love, Thoughts and Prayers to you at this sad time of losing your Husband, Dad and Grampa. I am sorry we can’t be there at the service, as we will be out of the country. Love you, Colleen and Pete xo

  • Garth Allmand says:

    Dear Aubrey……., he was a great help to me when I first came to Kelowna, offering me a sales position at the Capital News which helped me gather many friends in this town. A strong and principled man for whom I had great respect. Thank you once again, Aubrey.

  • Margo and Jim Ballentine says:

    My condolences to the family. Terry, I remember your dad as a very kind gentle man. Our thoughts are with you on Wednesday. A life well lived.

  • Lita Prince says:

    I remember dear Aubrey over the many years he worked for the Capital News in the advertising department – a wonderful friend, husband, father. I know dear Olive will miss him very much – she was a dear friend to me also during my Avon selling years. Sincerest best wishes to everyone. lita Prince

  • Clayton Fuller says:

    Dear Terry and family.
    From a young age of 15 or 16 years of age I remember your dad always had time to talk to me no matter how busy he was. I remember him as a kind gentle man whom loved his family and people in general. I’m sure he will be sorely missed by everyone he knew. Our hearts go out to you and your family Terry.

    Clayton

  • Jason Domeij says:

    Heartfelt condolences to your family during this busy time with preparations for Wednesday for family and friends coming together. A true gentleman that will be missed. Thoughts and prayers your families way,
    Jason Domeij and family

  • Jack Kofoed says:

    I feel like I have known Aubrey forever.. I have been the dealer principal at Kelowna Toyota since 1970..
    For many of those business years, Aubrey was my sales rep. from the Capital News.
    We were instant friends.. he was efficient , articulate, came with suggestions, well spoken
    and good looking.. When he came to my office I tried my best not to keep him waiting, thinking
    his time was just as valuable as mine. We were very sorry when he was no longer in that role.
    I have seen Aubrey over the years, but regret that I did not see him over the last 5 years.
    He will be truly missed from your loving family circle. I’m blessed for having know him..
    Jack Kofoed../Kelowna Toyota..

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