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ALBERT CARNELLEY BROOK (published on January 29, 2010)



ALBERT CARNELLEY BROOK September 27, 1916 - January 26, 2010 Al died peacefully on January 26, 2010 at home in Winnipeg in his 94th year. Al will be dearly missed by his beloved wife, Jean, of 63 years. He is lovingly remembered by his family son Jim (Laura Leigh) of Breckenridge, Colorado; daughters Judith of Vancouver, Margaret of Winnipeg and Beth (Gerald Blackstock) of Port Hope, Ontario. Papa will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren Kim (Jamie Montgomery), Tyler (Nikki Calao), Ryan, Shelley, Kai and Torin and his great-grandchildren Jordan and Cameron. Also left to mourn is his sister Harriet Pentland and his many nieces and nephews. Al was born September 27, 1916 near Elgin, Manitoba. He lived his teenage years in Boissevain during the Great Depression, graduated from Brandon's Normal School, and worked as a schoolteacher in Manitoba's Interlake Region. Al proudly served in the Second World War as a navigator in the RCAF based in England. He returned to Winnipeg to earn his Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Manitoba where he met his beloved Jean. They were married September 14, 1946. He earned his MBA at the University of Toronto. On their return to Winnipeg in 1950, he began his 24 year career with Revenue Canada. His family was his greatest joy and they cherish the memories from 40 years at 115 Linden Ave. In 1967, after several summers camping in a small trailer, Al and Jean purchased the family cottage in Block 7 at Falcon Lake that became the center of the extended family's summer life for the next 25 years. Al served many years as Treasurer of the Manitoba Naturalists Society, Bronx Park Community Club and St. Stephen's Anglican Church, where he was also a Vestry Member. He was a member of the leadership team of the 65th Boy Scout Troop and he and Mum enjoyed volunteering for Meals on Wheels for many years. The annual duck and grouse hunting season each fall was a source of great enjoyment and something he always looked forward to. Dad and Mum stayed young with their long association with the Reh-Fit Center and the many friends they made there. Across the tracks, they especially enjoyed watching the constant activity of the geese and other assorted wildlife around the lake during their 20 years at Lindenholm Apts. We remember Dukes of Hazard , backgammon, puzzles and games - loving times you shared with us. We love you and miss you. May you rest in God's peace. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 30 at 2:00 p.m. at Thomson In the Park Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Blvd. Cremation has taken place and interment will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation, 409 Tache Ave., Room D 1003, Winnipeg, R2H 2A6 or to Fort Whyte Alive (http://www.fortwhyte.org/) would be appreciated. Thomson In the ParK 925-1120 Condolences may be sent to www.thomsoninthepark.com


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