Brookes, Ian – June 07, 2020

After a long illness with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Ian passed away peacefully at the Provincial Palliative Care Centre at the age of 75.   Ian was married for 54 beautiful years to Delores (Dee) Ann Brookes (nee Stevens). He was a loving father to Krista Brookes and Danny Brookes (Shannon Sangster). Dear Grandfather to Emma Jane Cooke, Ethan Daniel Brookes and Sadie Brookes Pece, all residing in Dartmouth, NS.  Fondly missed by his sisters Jennifer Brookes of Toronto, ON, Margo MacDonald and her husband Joe of North Vancouver, BC. Remembered by his only niece Laura Brookes and grandniece Mala of Toronto, ON.  Ian, also, was loved and respected by The Stevens family of Eskasoni, Cape Breton.   Ian retired from Xerox Canada, November 1999, after 30 years in Halifax, Ottawa, and Toronto. They then moved to their Lakeside home in Prince Edward Island where Ian was a long-time member of “The Links at Crowbush Cove”. Golfing was his passion so he embraced every opportunity during retirement. Ian and Dee happily spent several winters in Myrtle Beach.  In Ian’s memory, memorial donations can be made to the Provincial Palliative Care Centre in PEI,  or The Heart and Stroke Foundation.  Ian was so well cared for by the Palliative Care staff.  Special thanks to Dr. M. Lecours and Dr. J. Baker, the support workers, Janice and Kim, all the registered nurses and the rest of the amazing staff.  Arrangements have been entrusted to North Shore Funeral Home, Morell.   Messages of condolence and shared memories can be left for the family by visiting their website at Northshorefuneralhome.ca  Interment will take place at Eskasoni, Cape Breton, including a Celebration of Life which will be planned at a later date.

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