Less We Forget Poppy


The Life and Times of Hubert Brooks M.C. C.D.
A Canadian Hero

Less We Forget Poppy


APPENDIX A – EXTENDED BROOKS FAMILY GENEALOGY

A.13.0   The AJ Brooks Family Line Back in Eastern Canada

A.13.1:   1925 to 1930 Brooks Family in Ottawa

When the family first moved to Ottawa in 1925, they stayed for a time with Lauraís father Pierre Farand on Melrose St.

In Ottawa, Fred Brooks took up mineral prospecting and travelled extensively in Northern Ontario and Quebec. His occupation was listed as "prospector". Unfortunately, neither luck or chance was with him and he did not to strike his fortune.

Alfred Brooks circa 1925–30 Northern Ontario/Quebec
PHOTOS Courtesy: Hubert Brooks Private Collection
PHOTO 1 Alfred Brooks circa 1925–30  Northern Ontario/Quebec  PHOTO 2 Alfred Brooks circa 1925–30  Northern Ontario/Quebec  PHOTO 3 Alfred Brooks circa 1925–30  Northern Ontario/Quebec  PHOTO 3b Alfred Brooks circa 1925–30  Northern Ontario/Quebec  PHOTO 4 Alfred Brooks circa 1925–30  Northern Ontario/Quebec  PHOTO 5 Alfred Brooks circa 1925–30  Northern Ontario/Quebec

Son Maynard Noel Joseph Brooks was born on 14th June 1928 at Grace Hospital to Laura and Fred Brooks.

While in Ottawa, Hubert Brooks went to Sacred Heart School in the west end.

Class Photo Sacred Heart School Ottawa Ontario circa late 1920ís.
Hubert Brooks is back middle of picture (see red pointing arrow).
PHOTOS Courtesy: Hubert Brooks Private Collection
PHOTO Class Photo Sacred Heart School Ottawa Ontario circa late 1920ís


Hubert was confirmed in Ottawa on May 8, 1929.



The family stayed in Ottawa for five years and left Ottawa for Montreal when Hubert Brooks was 8 years old.

PHOTO Hubert Brooks Confirmation Card from

While the family was in Ottawa they heard on January 23, 1930 that father Hubert (Rousseau) Brooks died in Old Fairview Hospital in Alberta.




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