The Brooks Bulletin would like to extend its heartfelt condolences to those in our community who have recently lost loved ones.
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Aebly – Edwin (Ed) Charles Aebly of Jenner passed away in Brooks on Thursday, November 4th, 2004 at the age of 90 years. Born in Alderson, Alberta on August 30th, 1914 Ed received his schooling at the Riverbend School southeast of Jenner. He worked on the family farm until joining the army, fought overseas and returned home in 1945. Upon his return he married Ethel Davis and they raised 3 children. Ed worked a few odd jobs before returning to the farm where he resided until 1976.
AIRTH – PHYLLIS CHRISTINA Phyllis Christina Airth was born on November 22, 1942, at Bassano, Alberta. Phyllis passed away in the Maple Creek hospital, after a battle with cancer on Tuesday, April 13th at 61 years of age. She is survived by her mother Elsie Airth, her daughters Jean Tinney and Debra Snover and son Jack Tinney, Debra’s husband Bruce Snover, their sons Matthew, Daniel and Paul, her brothers Jock and David Airth, Jock’s wife Linda, their son Shawn and daughter Shawna, David’s wife Kathleen and their son William. Phyllis was raised on the farm near Brooks and spent a lot of time with her grandmother, Christina Sunstrum. Phyllis attended grade one in Brooks, but went to grade two at One Tree School, riding her pony Biscuit 4 miles each way.
Albert – Maria (Mary) Theresa Annie Albert was called to heaven on November 19, 2004. Mary was born in Sankovce, Czechoslovakia on July 4, 1911. She came to Canada in 1930 at the age of 19 years. She married Louie Albert on September 3, 1930. Mary and Louie lived in the Milk River District before moving to the family farm on Red Creek near Coutts, Alberta in the spring of 1941. They resided there until 1967 when they moved into Coutts. Mary’s passion was cooking; making cabbage rolls, paprika chicken, strudel, poppy seed rolls and much more. She loved growing flowers and always had a huge garden. Mary won many ribbons at Coutts Day Fairs for her flowers, baking and pickles. Mary was predeceased by an infant daughter in 1944, grandson Martin Hacke in 1976, son Ernie in 1990, and her husband Louie in 1990. She was also predeceased by her sisters Helen, Annie and brother Joseph and their spouses all of Hungary, Louie’s brothers and sisters and their spouses.
ALBERTS – Service will be announced for Marion Jeanette Alberts who passed away in Brooks on November 29, 2004 at the age of 82 years. For information contact Smith Funeral Home. Telephone 362-4636 or (866) 362-4652.
1939 ~ FORBES ~ 2014
Ellen Marie Forbes of Medicine Hat, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 at the age of 74 years. To cherish Ellen’s memory she leaves behind her beloved husband, Ken. She will be missed and remembered by her two children, Jim (Louise) Forbes and Donna (Perry) Dooley along with her grandchildren, Nicole, Alex, Lexy and Nick; two great-grandchildren, Ashton and Alexis of Chilliwack, BC; one sister, Greta (Dwayne) Roth; one brother, John Cann and one sister-in-law, Joyce Cann. Ellen was predeceased by her parents, Jack and Edith Cann; and one brother, Paul Cann. Ellen was born in Strathmore on July 3rd, 1939 to Jack and Edith Cann of Brooks. She moved into the family “sod” home as those were tough years. After her schooling she entered nurses training and graduated in 1960.