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.13.4     1950 to 2010: Brooks & Gendron Families / Laura Brooks Dies /
              Deaths of Hubert & Bea Brooks and Doris & Len Gendron

The Hubert Brooks Family

Hubert and Birthe Brooks were to have 3 children:

  1. Ralf Brooks (b.Dec. 1951 Ottawa, Ontario) now retired and living in Quebec and Florida

  2. Diana Brooks (b. 1954 P.E.I.) now living in BC

  3. Brenda Brooks (b. 1957 B.C.) now living in Ontario and married to Harold Haugen (son of Violet Young and Arne Haugen from Norway). They have 2 children: Carl and Eric.

PHOTO Hubert Brooks Family circa late 1950s Butchart Gardens, Victoria B.C.
Front Row: Brenda Brooks, Diana Brooks
Back Row: Hubert Brooks, Ralf Brooks, Birthe Brooks, Laura Brooks
PHOTO Courtesy: Hubert Brooks Private Collection
 PHOTO of Brooks Family at  Butchart Gardens, Victoria B.C.

Hubert Brooks Family circa late 1970s Ottawa Ontario
Left Photo: Bea, Hubert, Diana, Ralf Brooks
Right Photo: Diana, Bea, Brenda, Hubert Brooks
PHOTOS Courtesy: Hubert Brooks Private Collection
 PHOTO of Brooks Family 1  PHOTO of Brooks Family 2

The Gendron Family

As mentioned previously, Hubert's sister, Doris Brooks had married Len Gendron in late 1943.

Shortly after the death of Alfred Brooks, Laura Brooks was to move in with the Gendrons.

Doris and Len were to have 3 children:

  1. Ron
  2. Monica; Monica is married to Chris Lester and they have 3 boys: Daniel (b. 1985), Philippe (b. 1988) and Patrick (b. 1989).
  3. Nicole (b. Dec. 1959)

(Gendron PHOTOS courtesy Ron Gendron. )

Left to Right: Doris Gendron, Len Gendron, Laura Brooks (holding Monica Gendron), Hubert Brooks, Ralf Brooks (back to photo)
 PHOTO at Gendrons with Laura Brooks
 Doris and Len Gendron  1 RCMP
 PHOTO of Doris and Len Gendron  3 Miror
 PHOTO of Doris and Len Gendron  2 Table
The Gendron Family, St. Lambert Quebec
Front Row: Nicole Gendron, Laura Brooks (holding her favorite cat "Fluffy")
Middle Row: Len, Monica and Ron Gendron
Back Row: Doris Gendron
PHOTO Courtesy: Ron Gendron
 PHOTO of Brooks Family 1
The Brooks & Gendron Families, St. Lambert Quebec
Left Photo: Len & Doris gendron, Hubert & Bea Brooks
Right Photo: Hubert, Laura, Bea Brooks; Doris Gendron
PHOTOS Courtesy: Hubert Brooks Private Collection
 PHOTO of Brooks Family 1  PHOTO of Brooks Family 1

1967 Extended Brooks Family Reunion

In 1967, at the same time as EXPO 67 was being held in Montreal, a number of the "extended" Brooks family gathered at Doris Gendron's house located in St Lambert (south shore of Montreal) for a reunion.

The PHOTO which follows is but one mememto of this reunion.

1967 Extended Brooks Family Reunion Photo Montreal Quebec
Picture taken by Eugene (Gene) Warren
 PHOTO of Brooks Family Reunion 1

1967 Extended Brooks Family Reunion Photo Montreal Quebec
 PHOTO of Brooks Family Reunion 2
1. George Fisher (husband of Frances (Bolstad) Fisher 2. Paul Fisher (son of George)3. John Warren ( son of Bob)
4. Birthe Brooks (wife of Hubert Brooks)5. Len Gendron (husband of Doris (Brooks) Gendron 6 Bob Warren (son of Dora)
7. Allan Bolstad ( son of Eugene) 8. Frances Fisher (daughter of Oscar Bolstad)9. Ralf Brooks ( son of Hubert)
10.Maida Warren (wife of Bob)11. Ron Gendron (son of Doris) 12. Lila Bolstad (wife of Hubert)
13. (? Gate crasher? :)) 14. Agnes Bolstad ( wife of Eugene)15. Wendy Bolstad (daughter of Agnes)
16. Hubert Brooks17. Doris (Brooks) Gendron 18. Monica Gendron ( daughter of Doris)
19. Gordon Bolstad ( son of Eugene) 20. Laura Brooks21. Dora Warren
22. Ann Fisher (daughter of Frances)23. David Bolstad (son of Eugene) 24. Brenda Brooks (daughter of Hubert)
25. Nicole Gendron (daughter of Doris)
 
Missing:
Eugene Bolstad – photographerHubert BolstadDiana Brooks (daughter of Hubert) – at summer camp

 PHOTO of Laura Brooks in Garden

1983 Laura Brooks Passes Away

Laura Brooks died in 1983 and is buried in the Farant/ Brooks Family grave in Notre Dame Cemetery in Ottawa.

(Someone has photographed all of the tombstones in Notre Dame Cemetry. Thus the various sides of the Brooks/Farant tombstone may be seen on-line. See "Notre Dame Cemetery - Section Z - Surname Block A-to F, Vanier, Ottawa , Ottawa East of the Rideau, Gravemarker Cemetery Album Effective - November 2008" and look for farant at web address;
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cangmg/ontario/eastont/ottaeast/ottawa/notredam/z/a-to-f/page0006.htm
or CLICK
WEB LINK to go directly to the web site.
farant3 is the marker for Laura Brooks, Hubert and Birthe Brooks and Doris and Len Gendron also illustrated to the right.

(Note Laura Brooks' other relatives are also listed and grave stone images shown at above web site under key name in left column:

Farant, OmerAmanda Goulet, Madeleine Farant, Alexis Farant, Cecile Beaulieu
Farant, PierreAdelaide Menard, Emilie Bourgeois, David Menard
Farant, RaymondTherese Farant, Vietta Farant, Stella Farant
 PHOTO of Tombstone for Farant Brooks Family

February 1984: Hubert Brooks Passes Away

Hubert Brooks died on 1st February 1984 of a sudden heart attack – one year after his mother Laura – and is buried in the Farant/ Brooks Family grave in Notre Dame Cemetery in Ottawa.

June 2001: Birthe (Grøntved) Brooks Passes Away

Birthe (Grøntved) Brooks died 14th June of 2001 and is buried in the Farant/ Brooks Family grave in Notre Dame Cemetery in Ottawa.

 PHOTO of Birthe Brooks Newspaper Obituary

After husband Hubert died, Bea travelled to most of the places that the two of them had planned to visit during their retirement; the Arctic, Egypt, Kenya, St Petersburg, Switzerland and several trips to Italy – which she particularly enjoyed.

1996: Doris (Brooks) Gendron Passes Away

Doris (Brooks) Gendron passed away in 1996 and is buried in the Farant/ Brooks Family grave in Notre Dame Cemetery in Ottawa.

Doris Gendron’s husband Joseph Jules Léonard (Len) Gendron passed away in January 2009 and is buried in the Farant/ Brooks Family grave in Notre Dame Cemetery in Ottawa.

 Len Gendron Obituary


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