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FLETCHER FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATION SERVICES

237 - 4th Street North East, Weyburn, SK

OBITUARY

E. Grant Brookes

July 30, 1949February 6, 2020

It is with heavy hearts the family of Grant Brookes announces his sudden passing on February 6, 2020 at the age of 70 years.

Grant was born in Indian Head, Saskatchewan on July 30, 1949, to Ernie and Lorraine Brookes. Grant shared many fond memories of his childhood, most of which included his time spent at the farm where he and his brother, Murray, spent time working on cars which would later be put to the test during a race or performing various stunts.Grant completed his schooling in Indian Head and went on to complete one year at the University of Saskatchewan before transferring his studies to the University of Regina where he attained his teaching certificate. Grant’s teaching career began at Indian Head Elementary, but he soon landed in Weyburn, accepting a position at Haig School where he first met Anne. Grant went on to teach at Assiniboia School before taking a position at the Comp which saw him enjoy time in the Pre-Employment program and later on in the Mathematics department in which he stayed right up until he retired. Grant and Anne were married in Weyburn on November 12, 1977 and settled into married life, both enjoying their teaching careers. Grant worked towards attaining his pilot’s license, which he completed in 1979. It brought him true joy to be able to treat friends and family to a quick trip around Weyburn, offering them a bird’s eye view of the city below. Often times he would fly over their homes and dip the wing as to offer a “hello” to anyone who might be watching. Grant and Anne welcomed their first child, Chantelle, in 1984 and their son, Chris, in 1987. Grant spent hours at the bowling alley with Chantelle and helped coach Chris’ hockey teams. Over the years Grant was an active member of the Weyburn Flying Club, Parish Council, Progressive Conservative Party and Saskatchewan Party, the Saskatchewan Roughriders Rep Association as well as serving numerous ministries within the church. Grant retired from teaching in June 2002, but went on to fill a leave of absence in Radville as well as in Bjorkdale, SK, a location and a position he truly enjoyed. When Anne was diagnosed with cancer late in 2006, Grant became her biggest supporter caregiver and the next two years were spent ensuring she had the best care possible. A large part of Grant died the day Anne passed. Grant carried on and found true joy in his grandkids. Together he and Anne welcomed Axton into their lives in 2005 followed by Koen in 2006 and Zavery in 2007. Zerek and Aidan joined the family in 2009, Lexi and Zsofia in 2011 and finally Crimson in 2012. Some of Grant’s fondest memories included his grandkids. Grant was a proud supporter of his grandkids and could be found at the soccer field, the baseball diamond, the hockey rinks, at the pool, on the golf course or at a dance recital. Grandpa’s smile, encouraging words and big hugs will be greatly missed by all of his grandkids. Grant will be fondly remembered for his sense of humour, his welcoming smile, his boisterous laugh and his kind and caring heart.

Grant will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Chantelle (Wayne) Turner of Estevan, SK & children, Koen, Aidan and Lexi; son, Chris Brookes of Weyburn, SK & children, Axton, Zavery, Zerek, Zsofia & Crimson; brother, Murray (Linda) Brookes; brothers & sisters in law: Frank (Darlene) Edwards, William (Bev) Edwards, Rita (Clint) Rapley, Agnes (Miles) Folbar and Hélène (Gary) Van Sandt; special friends, Greg Bobbitt and Linda Rudachyk as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Funeral Mass for Grant was celebrated on Monday, February 17, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, Saskatchewan with Father Gerry Bauche presiding. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, Saskatchewan.

Donations in memory of Grant, may be made to The Weyburn Family Place or Weyburn Humane Society.

Services

  • Funeral Mass Monday, February 17, 2020

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Stella Juma-Anderson

February 17, 2020

Chantelle and Chris, my deepest condolences. Your dad was a great man! He is one of the teachers that made a profound difference in my life! I will fondly remember him. Your mother too. Bless them both. Love and prayers, Stella.

Hélène Van Sandt

February 17, 2020

Giant of a man-Gentle Heart. We're going to miss you-already are! Somehow we're going to miss your corny jokes. The Four musketeers -are now down to three. At Peace & back with Anne. 'Till we meet again -Love you!

Cecile & Wes Spurrier

February 15, 2020

We would like to send our condolences to Grant's family, it was a shock to hear of his passing.

Colleen Olfert

February 13, 2020

🌹🍃Mom and I ..Would like To Give Our Condolences... To Chantelle and Chris and Their Families .. Sorry Of Hearing Of Your Fathers Passing ...Always Remember .. Cherishing.. Family Memories...of Your Parents.🍃🌹From Colleen and Jeannette Olfert

Roxann & Randy Nast

February 13, 2020

Our condolences to the Brookes families. May you cherish all of his memories.

Brian Pegg

February 13, 2020

Grant was always an interesting person to be around. He had a dry sense of humour which he frequently displayed. His love of telling shaggy dog stories, along with his grin and his laugh. are things I will always remember. We had many good talks over the years we taught together. He will be missed by all who knew him and worked with him.

Harold and Marianne Gill

February 13, 2020

Our Deepest condolences to the Brooks family with the loss of a Brother, Father and Grandfather. May you cherish your memories of Grant. God Bless.

Carole Smulan

February 12, 2020

So very sorry for your loss. Many fond memories of Grant and his love for vehicles!! Treasure your memories as they will live on in your hearts forever. .......

Jerry Jordens

February 12, 2020

Our Deepest Sympathy to you Chantelle, Chris & Families!
Your Dad & Mom were dedicated teachers, good Weyburn citizens & parishioners of St Vincent de Paul. Your Dad & I shared stories of kids & grandkids, also teaching & bird watching over the years with fond memories!
Our thoughts & Prayers are with You during this time of sadness & grief🙏🏼
Jerry & Janie Jordens

Gerry and Shirley Wheeler

February 12, 2020

Our deepest sympathy Chantelle , Chris and families.
Got to know your dad as he taught our children. We enjoyed meeting on the street or grocery store for chats, loved that smile that always greeted you. Know he will be missed by many. He is now resting with his true love whom he missed greatly.

FROM THE FAMILY