Charles Matheson Brooks

3 mai 194811 juillet 2021

Charles Matheson Brooks, aged 73, of Hassett, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, July 11, 2021. Born May 3, 1948, in Hassett he was the son of the late Charles and Annie (Brittain) Brooks. A man of simple, sincere faith, his earthly struggles are now over, and he is present with his LORD. He enjoyed working at Brookside Fur Farm until beginning his own ranch with his family years later. He loved his cattle and mowing hay in the summer almost as much he loved entertaining friends and family over tea and sweets. Charles will be remembered by his beloved family as a kind, caring, and generous man who was happiest when he was lending a helping hand and laughing with those around him. A family man, Charles was a wonderful husband, a dedicated father, and a proud and loving grandfather, the best anyone could have, who will be missed dearly. Though he was a man of few words, his life has left a permanent impact on those blessed to know him by his actions and character and his legacy will live on in the lives of his family.

Charles is survived by his devoted wife of 51 years Leota (Gavel) Brooks, daughter Muriel (Sandy Hankinson) Hassett; sons, Charles (Victoria), Hassett; Kenneth (Noelle), Easton; 7 grandchildren Leah (Anthony Bauer), Lake Echo; Scott Hankinson, Hassett; Kathryn Brooks, Hassett; Leanne (Dawson Hebb), Barton; Charles Branden Brooks, Hassett, (Ellene Comeau, Meteghan); Abby Brooks, Easton; and Ephram Brooks, Easton; great grandson baby Hebb expected in October; and sisters Nellie (David Russell), Centreville; and Barbara (Clarence Mullen), Hassett as well as many more beloved nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of Jayne’s Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 2-4pm and 6-8pm on Friday, July 16, 2021, with funeral service on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 2pm, all from Havelock Wesleyan Church.

We, the family, wish to thank our wonderful community for the many visits, kind words, and prayers over the last few months. In lieu of flowers we ask that donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in his honor.

Please share a memory or leave a condolence at www.jaynesweymouth.com


  • Afternoon Visitation

    vendredi, 16 juillet , 2021

  • Evening Visitation

    vendredi, 16 juillet , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    samedi, 17 juillet , 2021


Charles Matheson Brooks


Gaylene Sabine

18 juillet , 2021

Dear Brooks Family,

Our sincere condolences on the lost of your dear husband, father and grandfather. Trust you will find comfort in the many wonderful memories you have of Charlie. May God give you peace and comfort as only he can give during this very difficult time.

Keith and Gaylene Sabine

Ann Robichaud

17 juillet , 2021

Dear Leota, Muriel, Charles, Kenneth, and Grandchildren,

Our deepest condolences on the loss of Charlie. What a beautiful obituary honouring a wonderful man! He will be sadly missed. Even though we didn’t know Charlie personally, we only heard the kindest words for this gentleman, and expressions of admiration and respect. You all must be very proud.
Thinking of you during these difficult days. May the wonderful memories you have shared bring you peace and ease your heavy hearts.

Ann and Yvon Robichaud
Weymouth, N.S.

Marie Hill

17 juillet , 2021

So sorry to hear of your great loss. Charlie was a special person and I will always remember him and Alvin (my brother) when they were young being together. Now they are together along with many others. God bless you and may you feel His peace and comfort as you go through the days ahead.

Delmar & Sandra d'Entremont

17 juillet , 2021

We are so sorry to hear of your dear father's passing. Our deepest condolences to the Brook's family.

Bill Wood

17 juillet , 2021

So sorry for your loss , sending sincere sympathy to the family. Always enjoyed having a chat with Charlie (a fellow mink rancher).
Bill and Gail

Ryan Barr

16 juillet , 2021

My heartfelt condolences to the Brooks family. Sending thoughts, love, and prayers to the family. He will be greatly missed.

Bill & Diane Wyman

16 juillet , 2021

So very sorry to hear the passing of your Dad. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this time.

Our sympathy & Love
Bill & Diane

Jean Ward

16 juillet , 2021

My sincere sympathy to the Brooks family Charlie was one of the first ranchers i worked with in the Weymouth area. He was a very helpful person always willing to answer questions and tell me with pride about mink ranching in the Weymouth area My thoughts will be with you in this difficult time .

Danny Muise

15 juillet , 2021

This is for Victoria and Charles . Victoria, so sorry for the passing of your father-in-law. It's always difficult to lose a family member. Sincere condolences to you and the entire family during these difficult times

Danny and Janice Muise

Pamela Bauer

15 juillet , 2021

Thoughts and prayers to Leota, Muriel, Charlie and Kenneth, as well as the rest of the family and friends of Charlie. My childhood was enriched because of Charlie. He was kind, generous, funny and the best neighbor ever!!!! He took us for many hay rides where we watched and got in his way, as he and the other men worked. He was patient and gentle spirited, regardless of how we may have inconvenienced him. Every Halloween, he loaded up his station wagon or truck with us kids for trick or treating. He gave us tracker rides, treats and dry humor, which as a kid I absolutely loved! His kindness to children and others was just one of his many admirable traits. Charles Spurgeon once said, “A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when the forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble." Charlie has been carved in our hearts and I cannot express the gratitude I feel for his unforgettable example and impact on my life.
Thinking and praying for you all during this difficult time of loss.