Brook, Jean

Brook, Jean

August 21st, 2016

Peacefully at home on Sunday, August 21st, 2016, surrounded by her cherished family. Jean is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, George; eldest daughter Sue (Ben); son David (Rina); and youngest daughter Kathy (Dave). Jean’s great love and dedication to her seven grandchildren (Jenny, Julia, Michael, Annie, Sarah, Jacob and Stephanie) will forever be appreciated. Jean was an active volunteer throughout her lifetime with the May Court Clubs of Canada, ChildReach, Belton House, and Lorne Avenue Elementary School, always with a special focus on helping underprivileged children. Jean was fortunate to have travelled the world, played bridge in many groups, socialized at the London Hunt and Country Club and celebrated life with family and friends in London, Grand Bend and Anna Maria Island. Our family would like to acknowledge the care provided by the London Regional Cancer Program and thank her dedicated friends who kept Jean’s spirit bright along with her doctors, nurses and support workers who gently guided Jean through her cancer journey. Jean had a beautiful life and a peaceful ending. Visitation will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Wednesday from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. A celebration of Jean’s life will take place at RIVERSIDE UNITED CHURCH, 695 Riverside Drive, London, on Thursday, August 25th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., with interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Friends are invited to join the family at the London Hunt and Country Club commencing at 1:00 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in Jean’s memory are asked to consider the May Court Club of London or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Gloria Good MastKathy and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all! I am so sorry and will be thinking of you in the days and weeks to come. Your mom was so kind to us all. I have such great memories of the good food and hospitality of your mom and dad. Thinking of you all. I wish I could be there this week to give you a hug. Know that I am with you in spirit. Love, Gloria
Bonnie AdamsEven though I hadn't seen your mom in a long while Brooker - I still remember her big smile & kind heart. When I wanted to move to London to finish high school she was ready with open arms. Cherish all the amazing memories that you had with her and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Xo Bonnie
Melissa BuchacherKathy and family I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. I have so many fond memories of her. She was always so kind to all of us growing up. We were always welcomed with her warm heart and captivating smile. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love Melissa xo
Sherry FlumerfeltKathy and all of the Brooks, I'm so sorry for your loss. Jean is such a big part of my childhood memories. She has always been so warm and generous, and always with such a big, easy laugh. I am grateful that I got to visit with her last month and hear her contagious laugh again. Kathy, I wish so much that I could be with you this week, but I will be thinking about you and your entire family, and sending lots of love from afar. Love, Sherry
Ola and Craig SpecDearest Brook/Nuttall family. The loss of your beloved wife/mother/grandmother, although inevitable, is tragic and heart breaking. How lucky she was to have all of you at her side in her final moments. I think her favourite place in the world was wherever she was surrounded by her beautiful family. You gave her so much joy in her life, and in her final months and days, so much help, love, care, encouragement and even fun. She was a model to everyone; no matter how well you knew her, her zest, positivity and infectious laugh made you see life just a little bit differently and feel that much happier. I see her in all of you and thus her spirit lives on. Love and hugs to you all,
Linda & Alan Hamilton and FamilyDear Susan and Family, My heart is heavy with the news of the passing of your mom (wife, grandmother and friend). It was such an honour to have known a person like Jean. She had such a positive outlook on life and had a smile for everyone. We loved her infectious laughter! She and your dad raised 3 wonderful children and in turn you guys have raised wonderful families of your own. Your families took such special care of your mom over this last year as she battled cancer. Now she is free from this disease and she will now watch over all of you from Heaven. God bless you all as you grieve for your loss. We love you. Linda, Alan, Samantha, Lindsay and Matt.
Sue PerkinsMy condolences to the family - in my twenty years at Con-Eng, Jean and I met and talked now and again - and it was always a pleasure.
Susan and Dean PopeDear Sue and family. We are so very sorry to hear that you have lost your beautiful Mum and Grandma. Thinking of you all. Love Sue, Dean, Kate, Emma and Iain.
Pamela and Graham Ellis and familyDear George, Sue, Dave, Kathy and families, Your dear wife/mum was grandma Jean to our children for many years and made them feel included whenever they were in her company. She was a wonderful women, full of fun and laughter and kindness and will never be forgotten. I am sorry you had to say goodbye to Jean now but she will fill your hearts and memories for ever. Cancer is a terrible disease and I know (from Julia) that she moved through the last months with great courage and strength. I am glad you could all be there to share special times with her, times you will cherish forever. Sending you all our love and prayers. Pamela, Graham, Laura, David, Kaitlin and Catherine xxx
Sandy and Tim StanutzOur heartfelt condolences go out to your family. So saddened to see this today, she was a wonderful person. Strength to you and yours ox.
Denyse Braid & FamilyDear Brook/Nuttall Family. Jean was a wonderful lady and it was an absolute pleasure to have known her! Her sense of humour and outlook on life is something that will always resonate with me. Jean was all about family - and I know that you all meant the world to her and how lucky you all were to have had her in your lives. She will be missed. Sending you all our love and hugs. Denyse, Ryan & Laura xoxo
Carmen and Brendan FernandesTo George and family Our deepest condolences. Jean was such a wonderful neighbour with a bright smile every time she passed by. Even when she was sick she had such a wonderful attitude. She will be missed. Brendan, Carmen, Lauren, and Claire
Koryn MacArthurDear Brook/Nuttall Families, What beautiful sentiments written by everyone before me. I am in tears as I read these, such beautiful words for a beautiful lady whom we also loved & respected. With my kids being the younger of "the pact" they referred lovingly to your Mom as Grandma Goose who always had a loving smile, words of encouragement & hugs for us all...not to mention that infectious wonderful laugh. She will be greatly missed, however, as Ola said above, she lives on in you all. Sending you our heartfelt love, we mourn with you...Steve, Koryn, Ashley & Brodie xoxoxoxo.
Laura Kelly & Kris RuffoWe are so sorry for your great loss - Queen Jean was one of a kind, one of the best and will be truly missed by everyone. She will always be with you, hold on to all the happy times and wonderful memories. We are thinking of you all and wish that we could be there with you during this difficult time. Sending you all of our love, Kris and Laura.
LidiaSo sorry for your loss. It is tough to lose your mom. Sending you strength to get through this time of sadness.
Natalie RumscheidtDear Kathy and Family - So sorry to hear of your loss and hoping you find comfort in one another remembering your incredible mom. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers - Natalie
Huron Heights Staff AssociationKathy and family, on behalf of your Husky family, we are sorry to hear about your loss. Remember the love and the laughter.
Dominique DucharmeDear Sue and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I knew your Mom only briefly, but she was a very kind, warm, thoughtful person. My thoughts are with you all in the days and weeks to come.
John & Sandra DixonGeorge and Family, We were so saddened to learn of Jean's passing. Such a great lady! We miss seeing her at the Huron Country Playhouse productions. Our sincere condolences.
Norma ClareTo George and Family - Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of Jean. A very special person! We're sorry we are unable to attend the service Thursday. Thinking of you at this most difficult time . . . Bill and Norma Clare, Riverside U.C.
Jenny ArchibaldDear Kathy, and all the Brook family, My sincere condolences on the loss of your mom. She was truly an amazing woman. She was loved by so many and touched the lives of everyone she met. I remember her fondly as the "go to mom" for all questions we had, as friendly and warm who had an infectious laugh. The love your family has together and the memories you have made and will continue to make are so important. My thoughts are with you. Love and hugs Jenny and family.
Maria MountainDear Kathy and Family, So sorry for the loss of your Mom. I hope your happy memories will bring comfort in the days to come. Most memories of your Mom come from my earlier childhood when it was "bridge night" at our house. The roaring laughter of all the bridge ladies and your Mom's in particular stands out. What a crew! Thinking of you all and sending my best thoughts your way. Cheers, M
Renza VialDearest Sue and family, our deepest sympathy at this difficult time. Please know your thoughts are in our prayers. Renza, Sergio and family
sally and arnold friedmanDear George,Sue, Kathy, Dave and families: When we moved into Perico Bay Club in Florida 23 years ago, Jean and George were among the first people we met, so our neighborly friendship has a long history. We remember mostly her smile, her laugh, her sense of fun, and we hope those wonderful memories of her will comfort you now. With warm thoughts of all of you, Sally and Arnie Friedman
Jim & Linda GaspariDear George and family, Please accept our deepest sympathy, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim & Linda Gaspari
Liz MoranDear George and all your family, Sending you all my love and deepest sympathy. Jean was wonderful and you are a lovely family. Liz Moran
Melanie and Jack JacobsDear George, Sue, David, Kathy and families - We are so saddened to learn of Jean's passing. She was such a lovely lady filled with love of life and laughter. She will be missed here at PBC, at poolside parties and seeing her stroll down the Boulevard with Rosalie and others. Our deepest condolences and prayers are extended to you all during this difficult time in your lives. Take comfort in knowing her soul touched so many lives - and we are Blessed for that and thank you for sharing your Angel with us. Sincerely, Melanie and Jack Jacobs
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