Jim Brooks

Jim Brooks

December 13, 2018
Jim Brooks passed away surrounded by loving family in Westhaven on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at the age of 82.

Predeceased by his parents Margaret and Ernest; brothers Robert, Ernie, Archie; sisters Evelyn, Janet and Linda.

Survived by loving wife of 59 years Bessie; daughters Sheryl and Louise; grandchildren Angelle and Garett; brothers Reg and Alvin; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Born on the prairies, Jim arrived in the valley in 1955 in search of work. He worked for Franklin River for a short time, then went to work for Somass Division and retired after 42 years as a Tug boat operator.

When not working, Jim enjoyed helping friends and family with whatever project they needed help with where he put his own unique spin on being a handyman. He spent time hunting on the Island and in the Interior of BC as well as saltwater fishing. Jim also spent time gardening and doing yard work. He was always a ‘wanna be cowboy’ and could be found listening to country music – especially the older music like Johnny Cash and Elvis.

In a crowd of people, his booming laugh could be picked out in a crowd. His enjoyment of hockey started at a young age, growing up listening to Hockey Night in Canada on the radio then later watching it on the television and playing in some community games.

A service will be held at a later time in the new year. Cremation has taken place.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Stories and condolences may be offered to the family at www.chapelofmemories.ca.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Dr Dewitt and to the staff of Westhaven for their wonderful care.

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