Lynda Ann Brooks passed away peacefully in West Coast General Hospital on March 1, 2016 after a long, courageous battle with cancer.
Predeceased by her parents; Lynda is survived by her husband Mervyn Brooks; daughter Mieka Guerin(Andre and Amelia); son Michael Vandonkersgoed (Kristin and Lucas); step-son Craig Brooks (Colleen), sister Aileen Poole (Cowan) (Jack); and her many dear friends Lynda had an amazing sense of humour and a radiant smile. She was very proud of her children, and thankful for the love she shared with her beloved husband Mervyn. In their short time together, Lynda and Mervyn enjoyed uplifting travels and socializing with people they met along the way. Lynda was blessed with two beautiful grandchildren and she loved them very much. A highlight every week for Lynda was spending time with her card-playing ladies. She always had endearing stories to share about their lives and it was a place of love and laughter. Lynda was also involved in the community. She was an active member of the Alberni Valley United Church and previously involved in both the Royal Canadian Legion and the Red Hat Society. For six years, she fought a winning battle with cancer. Her courage and determination to fight it was a trait to truly be admired. She will be dearly missed by all her family and friends.
Following Lynda’s wishes, a formal service will not be held. At Lynda’s request, a tea will be held for family and friends at the home of Lynda and Mervyn on Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Lynda’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon Division, Port Alberni Unit, 3030B 3rd Avenue, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 2A5.