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Obituary for Carol Frances Brooks (Innes)

Carol Frances (Innes) Brooks

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our Mom and Grandma, Carol Frances (Innes) Brooks. She left us after a brave fight on Wednesday November 22nd 2023 at South Lake Hospital, Newmarket Ontario at the age of 80. Much loved mother to Jacqueline, Debbie, Shari and Tammy. She was the treasured mother-in-law to Terry, Shaun, and Todd and the Best Gramma Ever to Jaret and Tehya. Carol was the daughter of Frank and Marion Innes and sister to Fae Hubbert and James (Nancy) Innes. She was sister in-law to Diana McQuaig (Garth) and predeceased by her in-laws Ross Brooks (Isabelle) and Evelyn Shier (Ross).

There are many cousins, extended family and friends with cherished memories and relationships with Carol, please know she loved you all.

Carol was born in a snowstorm and her parents travelled to Lindsay for her birth. She grew up on the family farm on the third concession of Brock and recalled many wonderful times with the neighbours, including the Reals, Munroes, Williamsons and Murrays, walking miles to the one room schoolhouse. High School was in Cannington at Brock High School followed there years later by her 4 girls. Her first job was in Toronto at the Department of Agriculture in the Dairy Department.

She moved to Sunderland and got married to Don Brooks and they had 4 strong and independent girls. She had many jobs over the years, including Brelmar veterinary clinic, CBM, Flindalls, Durham Homecare and later finding her way to VersaCare nursing home in Uxbridge where she continued to care for the residents with her compassion and loving spirit. Carol was both a Regal and Avon lady in Sunderland always getting you the right lipstick.

Carol was community minded. For many years she organized the Sunderland Lions Swim Program in the summer. She almost drowned while on a date in Lake Simcoe so she knew it was important for children to learn to swim. Carol was there at the beginning of the the Sunderland Ringette program , helping coach the girls team. She drove too many kilometers to count supporting and transporting her girls and their friends to sports and activities across the province and sometimes across the country.

She was always on the sideline, our biggest fan and our loudest cheerleader. She did not swim but we did, she did not skate but we did, she did not play baseball but we did, and we did because she made it all possible.

Carol had a great sense of humour always ready to share a laugh and make you laugh. She was well known for having a heart of gold.

Carol was compassionate, fun loving and a good time. She always made time for her family and friends and she always made you feel that you were the best friend.

Cremation is scheduled. We will be celebrating her life on Sunday November 26th from 1-4 at Sunderland Memorial Arena. If you wish to make donations in Carol’s name please consider donations to the Township of Brock Dench Animal Shelter; Brock Community Health Center-Seniors Programming or any other charity that you feel would benefit.