BROOKS, Lorie (nee Courtney) - May 11, 1956 - April 5, 2013 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dearest wife, mother, sister and grandmother Lorie Brooks. Lorie left us peacefully on April 5, 2013 with her family at her side. Lorie was a loving wife to Michael and the most inspirational and caring mother/mother-in-law to DJ, Amber and Bradley (deceased 2012) all while giving all of herself to her granddaughter Isobel and grandchild to be "sprout". Lorie was the first born of Donald Courtney (deceased 2012) and Ethel Courtney (deceased 2013), she leaves behind four siblings Christine (Tony Wing), Joanne (Wayne Sexton), Donald Courtney (Brenda) and David Courtney (Carolyn) while joining her brother Chuck Courtney (deceased 2002). Lorie will be greatly missed by all of her nieces, nephews, friends and many others with whom she has crossed paths. The family will receive friends at Dods & MCNair Funeral Home & Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville (519-941-1392), on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Timothy Catholic Church, 42 Dawson Rd., Orangeville, on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com
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Published in the Toronto Star on Apr. 8, 2013