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.