Brook, Fernande

BROOK, Fernande

1933 - 2021

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Fernande (Fern) Jeannine Brook (nee Deschamps) on Sunday, October 10, 2021, at the age of 88 with her children by her side.

Fern was predeceased by her beloved husband, Eric Brook. Also predeceased by her parents, Albert Deschamps and Lucienne (nee Grenier); sisters Lucy (late Paul) Clement; Cecile (late Jack) Croskery; Yvette (late Wayne) Cahill and brother Albert Deschamps. Sons-in-law John MacKinnon and Serge Lefebvre. Grandsons Tyler and Matthew Wilson. Sister-in-law Gladys Brook and brother-in-law Amon Brook.

Fern leaves behind her loving children Sharon MacKinnon, Tim Brook (Randy Orford), David Brook, Kathy (Jim) Wilson, and Julie (Bill) Foss and by her adopted son Gord (Bonnie) Sauriol. She is also survived by her sister Jenny Carriere and brother Lew Deschamps, sister-in-law Mae Deschamps, sisters-in-law Beatrice (Leonard) Barbe, Alice (late Jim) McKnight, Marla (Victor) Larocque, and brothers-in-law Bill (Deltha) Brook, Charlie (Susan) Brook, and Raymond (Nancy) Brook. She is also survived by her grandchildren Gabrielle (Paul) St. Cyr, Danny (Natasha) Lefebvre, Courtney Foss (Scott). Ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson on the way and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Our mother will be remembered for the love she gave her family and friends. She enjoyed fishing with her loving husband and was known for being an exceptional seamstress.

A graveside service will be held at the Kirkland Lake Cemetery officiated by Father Justin Dawson on Monday, October 18, 2021, at 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to Toronto Sick Children’s Hospital would be greatly appreciated.

We would like to thank the nursing staff and doctors at Blanche River Health- Kirkland Lake Site for the compassion and care they gave our mother.

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The Brook Family

May the days ahead be full of wonderful memories and love for each other , so sorry for your tremendous loss of such a wonderful lady. Peace in your hearts soon xxoo

Eunice Cochrane , October 13, 2021

Kathy and family

My deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved mom. She is now watching over you from above.

Isabelle Charbonneau, October 13, 2021

Julie Foss

My deepest sympathy to you and your family Julie.

Darlene Lessard , October 13, 2021

Kathy , Sharon, Julie and the Brook Family

Our sincere Sympathies to all the family members. It is very difficult loosing a mother, the backbone to the family. May you find comfort in all the beautiful memories you have.

Claudette and Marcel Guilbeault

Claudette Guilbeault, October 13, 2021

Brook Family

Our deepest condolences to all of you for the loss of your mom. She was such a special lady with a kind soul and great sense of humour. We are thinking of you all during the tough times ahead.

Jack & Judy Croskery , October 13, 2021

To the Brook Family

Our sincere condolences to the entire Brook Family She will be missed by many.

Andy and Shelley Riendeau
and Isabel Riendeau

Shelley Riendeau , October 13, 2021

Brooks family

My condolences on the loss of your mom,Hugs to you all.

Charlene Antler, October 13, 2021

The Brooks Family

Our deepest sympathy to all family and friends of Mrs. |Brooks...she was a wonderful heart is with you all...Sylvie Labrecque Huston

Sylvie Labrecque Huston, October 13, 2021

The Brook Family

On behalf of my family , we would like to extend our deepest condolences to your family. Fern was a great family friend for over 55 years.
We cherish the spirit and humour that she had..and we appreciate how she had gracefully blessed her kids with the same vitality and energy.
Eric and Fern were quite the couple !
She was well loved and she will be missed.

Ivan and John Spahich

Ivan Spahich, October 13, 2021

Julie David and the brook family

So sorry for your loss. May your memories he.p get you through this sad loss. Hugs to you all.

Julia Doyon, October 13, 2021

Sherry Tim dave Kathy jim julie bill grandchildren’s great grand children’s

She will always be in my hearth she second mom to me know she could be with hudsban Tyler Matt rip mom hugs to familys. Love sue never forgot second mom rip

Sue, October 13, 2021

The Family of Fern Brook

So very sorry for your loss. Heartfelt condolences to all.

SHIRLEY DORSEY, October 13, 2021

Kathy and family

I’m so sorry for your loss. Fill the piece of your hearts that she is taking with her with beautiful memories and the love she has always given. You are in my heart and prayers

Christianne Belanger , October 13, 2021


My heart goes out to the family. Aunt Fern was a great lady who was loved by all.

Pauline Tennant , October 13, 2021


Dave and I send our prayers and hugs to you all. She was an amazing caring, loving lady. She always made us feel like family when we came up to see yous. She will never be forgotten.

Dave & Joanne, October 13, 2021

The Family

Wishing you all our deepest condolences
Fern, you were a second Mother to me when I first started out on my own. You and your family welcomed me into your home without a second thought when I needed family❤
I will never forget you sweet, kind lady!❤❤❤

Laura Gagnon , October 13, 2021

Kathy and the family

Oh Kathy....I am so sorry to hear this. Please accept my condolences on the loss of your mom. You are in my thoughts and will be in the coming days.

Patti Connolly, October 13, 2021

Kathy julie Tim.David.sherry

Iam so sad to hear about your mom and my aunt passing. She would be truly missed by all . May she rest in peace. I will truly miss her. Take care. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

Denise Anderson , October 13, 2021

Brook Family

Very sadden to hear this news. Please accept our condolences, your in our thoughts and prayers. RIP Fern,

Sid and Yvonne Menard , October 13, 2021

All the Brook Families

Sincere sympathy to all. I remember your mother very fondly
Cindy Hopiavuori MacKinnon

Cindy MacKinnon, October 14, 2021

The Brooks Family

Sharon, Kathy, Julie and family….

I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was always such a nice lady with everyone she spoke with. My sincerest condolences at this most difficult time. Take care and know that my prayers are with you all.


Rhea Larente, October 14, 2021

The kids

So many memories of the happy times our family spent with Fern and Erik and all of you. My thoughts are with you.
Catherine Mitchell

Catherine Mitchell, October 14, 2021

Sharon, Kathy, Dave, Julie and their families.

My deepest sympathies to all who knew and loved this wonderful lady. We should aspire to be more like her. She was such a sweetheart, I enjoyed every encounter with her. Heaven has gained a very special angel and those who left before will rejoice in having her back with them. our memories of her will keep her close. RIP Fern, you will be missed by many.
Carol Anderson

Carol, October 14, 2021

The Brooks Family

Our Heartfelt condolences to the family during this time of sorrow. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

The Smaill family

Karen Byham, October 14, 2021

The Brook family

Heartfelt condolences to you all. Aunt Fern will be missed by many. She was a wonderful person. Her memory will live on forever.

jacqueline liukko, October 16, 2021

The family of Fern Brook

Our sincere condolence to Fern's family and also the Brook family. Sending you all strength to get pass these difficult times. RIP Fern Gloria and Willie Semple

gloria semple, October 17, 2021

The Brook family

A Mother's love is eternal. May you find peace and comfort with each other and in the good memories that you share with your Mom♥️

Your cousin Jossie, October 17, 2021

Brook family

Sorry to hear the passing of aunt Fern. Thoughts and prayers.

Paul and Lynne Clement, October 17, 2021

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