Donald Valentine Brooks

January 18, 1930 -
January 20, 2011

Don passed away peacefully at the Invermere hospital in his 81st year surrounded by his loving family after a lengthy illness.

He is survived by his beloved and devoted wife of 39 years Nicole, and his two sons Trinity (Jen) and Michael, both from Calgary. They were very close to Don and will

miss him greatly.

Don will be sadly missed by his brother Jim Brooks, nephew David (Christine) Brooks, and

niece Allison (Peter & Brooke) Krause. Mourning the passing are Noella Tremblay and numerous brothers and sister-in-laws, nephews, nieces and cousins of Nicole’s family.

Don was born in Saskatoon, Sask. to Herbert and Gertrude Brooks; he was the youngest of

four children. Hazel Seymour, Douglas Brooks formerly of Invermere have predeceased him.

Don attended Nutana Collegiate and The University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. He held many positions during his life including teacher, beekeeper, Aboriginal Affairs advisor in the Yukon Territory, and locally as the manager of the Achievement Centre. He was also a very talented artist expressing himself in many mediums.

A funeral service celebrating Don’s life will be held this summer at Canadian Martyrs Parish. A private service will take place.

Don’s family would like to extend their warmest thanks to Doctor Louw and the nurses at the Invermere hospital for their professional and compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers donations, can be made to charities of your choice.

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