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Richard Brooks
Celebration of Life

MacCoubrey Funeral Home
30 King St. E., Cobourg

Tuesday, July 12, 2022
1:00 - 4:00 PM

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Richard Brooks

September 17, 1950 - June 13, 2022

It is with heavy heart and great sadness the family of Richard Brooks announce his unexpected passing at the Northumberland Hills Hospital Monday, June 13, 2022, at the age of 71. He will be forever loved and cherished by his life partner and wife of 49 years, Janet Brooks (nee: Butler). Loved father to Krista (John) and Skye (Jamie). Adored grandfather to Chloe, Chanel, Megan, Liam, and Paiden. Richard will be deeply missed by his brother Bruce (Linda) as well as his sisters-in-laws Terry and Betty. He is pre-deceased by his parents Alfred and Alice Brooks and his brothers, Bob, and Allan. Richard had a love for animals. He is going to be missed by his fur-babies Matilda and Lily Rose. A celebration of life in Richard’s memory will take place at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home 30 King Street East, Cobourg, Ontario on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, from 1:00 -4:00 PM. There will be an open mic period from 1:30 – 2:30 PM where we encourage all those who knew Richard to share their own personal memories. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Northumberland Humane Society.

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Krista brooks - August 6, 2022

Daddy I look at this everyday because I am afraid I will forget what you look like , I know this sounds crazy and maybe it is, I miss you dad

John and Lisa Marchand and Family - July 13, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society

Peter and Cheryl Windolf - July 12, 2022

Dear Janet and family, It is with heavy hearts that we heard of Richard's sudden passing. We will miss waving at him while he drove down the laneway and chatting with him as he was walking his pups. Anytime we had a branch fall or took down a tree (big or small), we were always very keen to make sure that Richard knew about any wood that could be salvaged. We are so sorry that we are not able to attend Richard's celebration of life today. Please know that you are in our thoughts; we are only 2 doors away should you need anything... Thinking of you, Cheryl and Peter Windolf

Danielle Smith - July 7, 2022

My sincere condolences to your family. Rick was such a kind man. I have many great memories of him while I was in high school with Skye. I loved chatting with him, and years later I’d see him in the grocery store and he’d always light up when we connected. He will be missed xox

Mike Wladyka - June 30, 2022

Rick was a mentor and friend to those who knew him at Eldorado. I am grateful to have known him.

Jon Ed - June 30, 2022

Rick was a valued member of the Commons Park Community Project and he will be missed. Sincere condolences to Janet and his family.

Mike and Glenda Smith - June 30, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Humane Society

Mike and Glenda Smith - June 30, 2022

We are deeply saddened to learn of Rick's passing. We have fond memories of many fun times together in our younger days. Bowling was our connection with him as kids in the YBC through to the Men's League. RIP old friend.

Jopie Donnelly - June 29, 2022

So sorry Janet on the passing of Rick. My condolences to you and family… may your memories of him, bring you some comfort during this difficult time.

Greg Gallagher - June 28, 2022

I am very sorry to hear of Rick's death. Rick was part of "The Fabulous ROAD Hockey Team" from Victoria Street in Cobourg. We played road hockey from 9 years old until we left for university at the age of 19 (from 1960 to 1969) ......... almost 10 years. It was a great time for all of us neighbourhood kids ....... Rick Brooks, Bruce Brooks, Herm Jansen, Ted Bevan, Dave Young, John McIvor, Greg Gallagher, Jim Gallagher, John Gallagher, even Kathy Gallagher (at times played goal), and later two youngsters played .......Gordie Sharpe and Chris Markle ...... who were very young in the late 1960's. All the boys and girls that played ball hockey, in the 1960's, on Victoria Street, became very close. Rick also played all star softball with Herm Jansen and Greg and Jim Gallagher. Rick was a good athlete and a good friend but I had not seen him in years but that did not mean I did not think about him, and his brother, Bruce, and wondered what they were doing with their lives. After reading the other comments from family and friends ...... Rick remained a "good guy" his whole life. I look forward to playing some ball hockey with Rick in my next life .......... playing a simple kid's game ......... called "road hockey". I will be yelling for a pass from Rick (as always) !!!!! My prayers are with you Rick, and your family. Greg Gallagher

Jim Baitley - June 28, 2022

So sorry to hear of Ricks passing. I worked with him back in the day at Eldorado. He was awesome man. RIP Rick

Kelly Gaudaur nee Brooks Eric Brooks daughter - June 27, 2022

So sorry to hear about Rick's passing condolences to the family

Allan Elder - June 27, 2022

Janet Krista Skye and the entire Brooks Family our sincere condolences in the passing of Ric. We have many good memories of our neighbours on Mathew Street as the girls were growing up. May your happy memories sustain you through this difficult time. Debbie and Allan Elder

Richard McEntee - June 24, 2022

Sorry to hear and see my up the street friend leave this town. Sorry Janet and Family. Rick Mac

Sharon Campbell - June 23, 2022

Love you always uncle Rick❤️ I know grama, granddad, uncle Bob, dad (Allan) and aunt Sharon greeted you with open arms. You were just taken far to soon but as long as you live in our hearts you will live on forever! Forever you niece, Sharon

Sean Cook - June 23, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Humane Society of Canada

Gladys Morris - June 23, 2022

Skye, Jamie, Liam and Paiden. So sorry for the loss of your dad, grandad. You are in my thoughts and prayers. He'll be watching over you and remember the memories. Hugs

Anita Gutteridge - June 23, 2022

I'm sorry Bruce/Linda to hear of your brother's passing. Condolences to you and your family.

Sue Miller - June 23, 2022

Jan an family .So sorry to hear of Rick's passing.Condolences going out to all family an friends

Krista Brooks - June 23, 2022

I love you daddy and I miss you so much

Herm Jansen - June 23, 2022

I am very sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Rick was always a good friend while we were growing up…lots of street hockey and touch football…lots of laughs. He will be greatly missed. Herm Jansen

Paul and Margaret Appleman - June 23, 2022

Janet and family, there are truly no words for your loss, just know that others are thinking of you and sending you hugs during this most difficult time, may your memories give you comfort in the days moving forward