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Brookes, Roy Boulton

Roy Boulton Brookes, a devoted father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away peacefully on June 20, 2009 after a lengthy illness at the age of 83 years. Roy was born in Lethbridge on Jan. 4, 1926, but was raised in the Fort Macleod area living on an LNID farm. After graduating from high school he joined the Armed Forces in World War Two in Canada. After the war he graduated from Garbutts Business College in Lethbridge, he then moved to Calgary to pursue his lifetime career in the investment business. Roy worked for Royal Securities, Merril-Lynch and then, with Wood-Gundy until his retirement.
Roy was well-known and respected in the business community for his integrity. Having enjoyed his youth in the Boy Scout movement as a Cub and Scout, he spent over 50 years volunteering for Scouts Canada in many capacities, the highlight being National President from 1982 – 1984. The Scout Motto Be Prepared was upheld throughout his life.
Roy was a past president of the Calgary Gyro Club, enjoyed playing golf as a member of Canyon Meadows, fishing, travelling and winters in Indio, Calif. He was a “countryboy” at heart and he spent many happy days in the country with his buddies hunting upland game birds. The “Shack” at Patricia, Alta., could tell many stories. Roy’s fondest memories were those of his family. Roy is survived by his loving wife of 12 days short of 60 years, Margaret (Peggy); his children, Janice (Dwayne) and Richard (Dawn); grandchildren Margaret (Michael) Kelbert and Penny Walker and great grandchildren David, Sammuel and Amelia Kelbert; his sisters Audrey Kneale (Harry) of Sechelt, B.C. and Barbara Brookes of Calgary and many extended family. Roy was predeceased by his parents Walter and Bertha Brookes.
“A loved one from us has gone, A voice we love is stilled, A peace is vacant in our home, Which never will be filled.”
Funeral Services were held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 903 75th Ave. S.W., Calgary, on Friday, June 26, 2009. Memorial donations may be made to the Calgary Chinook Scout Foundation, 2140 Bowness Drive N.W., Calgary, T2N3G9.
Heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to all of Roy’s many fine friends who visited him, caregivers at Rockyview Hospital and especially those at Beverly Care Centre, your kindness and support will always be remembered.
In living memory of Roy Brookes, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes Park Memorial Chapel, 5008Elbow Dr. S.W.

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