On an ancient mountain
in the great, western forests of British Columbia,
there once stood a man as solid as the granite under his boots.
With cold rain on his face,
he sniffed the hemlock and tossed bread to the whiskey jacks.
Today, his boots are empty.
Dad had walked in those boots clearly choosing each and every step.
He would often put a skip in his step to put smiles on our faces.
He had love in his heart and power to do the right thing.
His integrity and contribution left a trail of respect.
He was dear to many and he will be missed.
Our love for him will last as long as the mountain he once stood upon.
January 24, 1943 – February 23, 2010
Allan John Brooks passed away in Victoria Hospice after a short and courageous battle with cancer. Allan is survived by his loving wife, Eleanor, children Stephen Brooks (Joanne), Karen Brooks, Douglas Brooks (Jo-el), Heather Bobroske (Kevin). Precious grandchildren Devon & Shane Brooks, Ethan Giles, Colton & Whitney Brooks, Tyler Hansen, Rachel, Allison and Jason Bobroske, numerous relatives, nieces & nephews and many cherished friends. Allan was a proud Logger, Father and Grandfather. Mailing address: Box 655, Sooke, BC V9Z 1H6.
Service was held February 27, 2010.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to BC Children’s Hospital, 4480 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4
“We will always cherish our many memories and many, many laughs.”
“A man among men!”