William "Grant" Brooks
William Grant Brooks - December 28, 1929 - August 9, 2021
Grant Brooks passed away peacefully on August 9th, 2021 with family at his side at 91 years of age. He led a full life and his family and friends are grateful for the time we shared. Grant was raised on an apple farm in Bowmanville, Ontario with his sister Gwen and older brother Glenn. He lost his father as a young man and his brother died in action in WWII leaving Grant responsible for managing the farm. Grant graduated U of T with his BA in 1956. He was an incredibly hard worker and intelligent man. Every year he would join the fall semester well after classes had begun, after the apples were harvested. Subsequently he obtained his law degree in 1960 from Osgoode Hall Law School. He still made time to participate in extracurricular activities. Being strong from working the farm, he excelled at wrestling and was quite vocal earning the nickname “Gruntly”. He truly enjoyed singing and during university performed lead roles in musicals. Throughout his life he was known to randomly break into song. It was during his university years that he met the love of his life at a party on campus. He married Georgie Clark on July 11, 1959. They recently marked their 62-year wedding anniversary. They settled in Port Hope, Ontario where they raised three children: Gord, Glenn and Gigi. Grant practiced law in Port Hope for about 30 years concentrating in the areas of real estate and wills and estates. He had the opportunity to help many people in the community with their legal matters, always conducting himself with honesty and integrity. In retirement, Grant and Georgie moved to Rice Lake to enjoy red wine and sunsets. There, they made many special memories with their grandchildren; taking them fishing, swimming in the lake, and walking in the woods near their home. Grant’s life was enriched by sharing the home with many animals over the years. He was a dedicated volunteer in the Pet-A-Pet program, visiting local LTC homes with their dogs so others could benefit from these interactions. Our family would like to thank the caregivers at Regency Manor LTC home. They treated Grant with kindness and respect in his final days.
At Grant’s request there will be no funeral services. If you wish to make a donation in Grant’s memory, please consider the Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank or the Northumberland Humane Society. Raise your glass in cheers to celebrate a good man who lived a full life.
We are so sorry for your loss.
Andy and Francine Noble
Hoping memories will bring you all comfort at this time
HuBert and Mitchell Campbell
I have some really fond memories of Uncle Grant taking me on a fishing trip when I was a young boy. His enthusiasm stuck with me for a lifetime. A fine man who helped make me who I am.
Dear Georgie. We are thinking of you at this time at the loss of Grant. We had good times together with the two of you many years ago.
Marion and Don HUnter
Our sincere condolences to the family
Dan & Sandy Gresley-Jones
Dear Aunt Georgie My sincerest condolences I have very fond memories of your visits with my parents