September 18, 1930 – February 25, 2015
Brooks, Russell “LaVerne” – After a life well lived, Russell LaVerne Brooks passed away from a short bout of cancer at McNally Hospice. Predeceased by his wife, Elma Ruth (Woodley) 2005; daughter Susan Marie Brooks (2011); Sister Madeline (2014) and brother-in-law Edward James; Brother-in-law Jim Woodley; Brother-in-law Arthur Edworthy and Sister-in-law Mary Edworthy (Woodley); Sister-in-law Adelle Woodley (Stubbs) and Brother-in-law, Bill Woodley. Survived by daughter Diane Ruth Brooks Langs and husband Edwin Langs; Lady-friend Edna Kennedy; Sister Donna and husband Bob Cameron; “Best buddy Bruce” and Jackie Hilton. He wanted to remember Rhoda…what a dear friend. LaVerne was a long time employee of Otis Elevator retiring in 1992. Belonged to Burford IOOF Lodge, Alberton Presbyterian Church, and Life Member of Ancaster Agricultural Society. LaVerne enjoyed country living and loved being at the cottage with family and friends; loved hunting and fishing with his friends and his black lab, Toby; and best of all showing Belgian horses at the local fairs with friends Norma and (Earl) Baker, Cecil and Martha Wells, Wayne and Donna Gurney, Helen Thomson, Ed and Glenda Dickson. Special thanks to the West Niagara Palliative Care Team and the McNally Hospice…both were caring and compassionate to Dad and family. Friends will be received by the family on Sunday afternoon from 1 until 5 at the Cattel, Eaton & Chambers Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas, where the Service for LaVerne will be held Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock. Interment Zion Hill Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy to McNally House Hospice, Grimsby would be appreciated by the family.
Dear Diane, Ed and Edna… we are so sorry to hear that LaVerne has passed away. Our sincere condolences.
Diane, Ed and Edna. We would like to express our sympathy and let you know that you are all in our thoughts during this difficult time.
Thinking of you, Edna, during this difficult time.
My sympathy to Diane,Ed, and Edna. LaVerne was a real gentleman, generous, great sense of humour, and had a real love for life. Enjoy all the good memories he has left with you.
Dear Diane, Ed and Edna: we are so sad to hear of your Dads passing. It was so nice to see your Dad at Brent’s wedding last fall we will always remember his beautiful smile. Our thoughts and prayer go out to you. Jack and Barb Goodbrand
Diane & Ed & Edna, Our hearts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Diane, your dad always had such a great smile.
Diane, Ed and Edna you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Enjoy all the good times that you had with your Family over the years.
My prayers and thoughts are will you Diane, Ed and Edna.
Dear Diane, Ed and Edna, as I said in my previous email, very sad to lose a good friend and old hunting partner. We at Otis Elevator were blessed to have Laverne as an employee. Your grief is shared and pray that time will heal. On the humorous side ,( and.there should be humor, because he was such a happy guy), I hope they don’t serve spaggetti in heaven. I tried for 25 years to teach how to eat it and finally gave up.
Sincerely Bob Hunter
Dear Diane, Ed and Edna …… We are truly sorry for the loss of a father and friend. He will be sadly missed
by all the people that his life has touched throughout the years. Enjoy all his memories that he has left you.
Dear family – Please accept our condolences at the loss of your dear father, he was a most pleasant neighbour and kind man. We shall miss his beautiful smile and our many conversations. Our prayers go out to all of you at this time of sorrow. God be with you all. His friends from Harris Towers.
Dear Diane and Ed, We are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s death. You are in our thoughts as we send our deepest sympathy. Love to you both.
I have very fond memories of your Dad, Diane and Ed. Thinking of you.
Dear Diane, Ed and Edna Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Sorry for your loss. Your Father’s dedication to family and his work should be an example to all. He was my supervisor at Otis for a number of years and had a way of getting the job done without fanfare. Laverne ” my friend ” you will be missed. May God Bless
Diane and Ed, my condolences to you both.
Diane and Ed…my sincere sympathy on the loss of your father. He was a true gentleman.
Please accept our sympathy on the passing of your Dad. I am Norma Brooks sister.
Diane, Ed, and Edna. I was very sorry to hear of LaVerne’s passing, I have only good memories of the time we spent together in Old Mac’s Barn, especially the frustrating time we had with the donkey. My thoughts are with you all at this sad time.
Dear Diane, Ed, and Edna: Deeply sorry for your loss. Laverne was such a great gentleman, full of fun, great company, we had such good times. I shall miss his phone calls and our chats, good friends are hard to come by. Try to remember all the good times you had together, and your memories will be sweet.
Diane & Ed
Sincere sympathies on the loss of your Dad. Enjoyed visiting with LaVerne at the tribute to Greg’s life in August.
Diane and Ed,
Prayers and thoughts to both of you at this sad time.