Hubert and Birthe Brooks were to have 3 children:
Ralf Brooks (b.Dec. 1951 Ottawa, Ontario) now retired and living in Quebec and Florida
Diana Brooks (b. 1954 P.E.I.) now living in BC
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.
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:
(Gendron PHOTOS courtesy Ron Gendron. )
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.
|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 Brooks||17. Doris (Brooks) Gendron||18. Monica Gendron ( daughter of Doris)|
|19. Gordon Bolstad ( son of Eugene)||20. Laura Brooks||21. 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)|
|Eugene Bolstad – photographer||Hubert Bolstad||Diana Brooks (daughter of Hubert) – at summer camp|
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;
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, Omer||Amanda Goulet, Madeleine Farant, Alexis Farant, Cecile Beaulieu|
|Farant, Pierre||Adelaide Menard, Emilie Bourgeois, David Menard|
|Farant, Raymond||Therese Farant, Vietta Farant, Stella Farant|
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.
Birthe (Grøntved) Brooks died 14th June of 2001 and is buried in the Farant/ Brooks Family grave in Notre Dame Cemetery in Ottawa.
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.
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.
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