Thursday July 17, 2014
Rose Valley Community Hall
It is with great sadness that we announce that Doris Kathleen Brooks passed away peacefully on Thursday morning July 10, 2014, at the age of 87 at Sasko Park Lodge in Tisdale.
Doris was born May 24, 1927, in the Naicam Nursing Home to Charles and Agnes Brooks, and was the youngest of their children. She grew up on the Brooks' Farm (which was originally the homestead of her father Charles Brooks) near St. Front and attended Barrier Lake School. After finishing school, she moved to Winnipeg for a year to work for Trans Canada Airlines; but the calling from the farm brought her back home, where she lived and farmed with her parents and her best friend Alice Ricker. In 1990 she and Alice decided it was time to take life a little easier and they moved into Rose Valley.
Doris loved animals and took great pride in her quarter horses and her Sheltie dogs! She has many trophies for her prize-winning registered quarter horses and covered a lot of ground showing her horses! She had an amazing instinct about choosing good animals! There were always dogs around the farm, but her favourite were her Shelties and they did receive special treatment!
Doris also loved music! She was blessed with a good ear for music and taught herself how to play the violin, the banjo and the guitar. She, along with Alice Ricker, Alice's sister Lorraine, and Vivian and Edith Rowlett formed the "Sunset Valley Cowgirls." This group performed together for seven years during the 50s and 60s and provided great entertainment at social events in the district.
Doris was predeceased by her mother Agnes, father Charles, brother Jack and her best friend Alice Ricker.
She will be forever loved and missed by her nephews, Bryan, Ron and Lyle; nieces. Marilyn and Dolores; and all of their families.