Frances Ann BROOKS

BROOKS, Frances Ann (nee Bastien) - Former Resident of Newmarket, Ontario Passed away at the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital on Christmas Day, December 25, 2012 at the age of 76. Frances, beloved and devoted wife of Arthur Brooks. Loving mother of Linda (Danny) Laycock, Michael (Vicki) Brooks, Teresa Brooks (Larry Danvers), Joanne (Steve) Meyer and Anne Marie Brooks. Cherished grandmother of Jeremy (Samantha), Melanie (Ryan), Amanda, Elizabeth, Matthew, Ben, Denise, Shane and Brianna. Great- grandmother of Axel and Harper. Survived by her siblings: Father Linus, Sister Cecile, Hector (Priscilla), Leonard, Jeanette (Tony), Ovide (Danielle) and Gerald (Paula). Predeceased by her parents Hector and Evelyn Bastien and her sister Irene (Alphonse, surviving). Sister-in-law of Ray (Pat) Brooks. Frances will be lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Frances was an employee of more than 30 years with Sterling Drugs in Aurora. The family would like to thank the ER and ICU Staff at Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital with a very special thanks to RN Cheryl Walker. The late Mrs. Brooks will rest at the Church of the Guardian Angels, 115 West St. N., Orillia on Monday, December 31, 2012 from 1 o'clock until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 2 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or to Lupus Canada would be gratefully appreciated. Messages of condolence are welcomed at

Published in the Toronto Star on Dec. 29, 2012