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134 King St.,
P.O. Box 128,
Burford, ON N0E 1A0
Phone: (519) 449-1112
Fax: (519) 449-3120
Thelma Brooks

Thelma Jane Brooks (Pierce)

July 23, 1927 - August 3, 2019
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Peacefully surrounded by her loving family at her home on Saturday, August 3, 2019. Thelma (nee Pierce) of Burford, in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Gordon Brooks (1990). Loving mother of Patricia & Ron Higgin, Randy & Joyce Brooks, Phil & Krystyna Brooks. Cherished grandmother of Rebecca Schmal (Mark), Shawn Higgin, Laura Harnett (Trevor), Leah Stedford (Leon), Samuel Brooks (Jamie), and Daniel Brooks. Thelma will be sadly missed by her many great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her siblings; Gordon Pierce, Dora Merrill, Nathan Pierce and Ronald Pierce.

Friends will be received at the Keith Ovington Funeral Home, 134 King Street, Burford on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday August 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Interment Holy Trinity Cemetery, Burford. As expressions of sympathy, donations in Thelma’s memory may be made to the Holy Trinity Anglican Church or a charity of your choice. Keith Ovington 519-449-1112.
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  • Visitation

    August 8, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    August 8, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Keith Ovington Funeral Home
    134 King Street
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  • Service

    August 9, 2019 | 11:00am
    August 9, 2019 11:00am
    Keith Ovington Funeral Home
    134 King Street
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  • Interment

    Holy Trinity Anglican Church
    104 King Street East
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  • Reception

    Burford Cathcart Harley Legion
    6 Park Ave
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Donations are being accepted for: Holy Trinity Anglican Church-Memorial Fund.


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Kristi Di Teodoro

Posted at 10:28pm
I just learned of Aunt Thelma's passing today (August 12th). I'm so very sorry to have missed her funeral. I have many fond memories (distant ones, now) of visiting Burford when I was small, when Great-Grandma Pierce was still alive. Aunt Thelma was a gentle and kind soul - still always so warm to me on the rare time we saw each other in later years. My condolences to the whole family. With much love and fondness, Kristi (Merrill) Di Teodoro

Lori Donaghy

Posted at 04:00pm
Sweet lady, great cook, and a family that loved her dearly, Thelma will be surely missed by all that knew her.
Rest in peace sweet Thelma.
Warren and Lori

Holly McHugh

Posted at 11:03am
I met this lovely lady through my Mom, Laura Hardie because they worked together at the Burford Post Office.They were like minded ladies who soon became fast friends.I met Thelma's son Philip in high school art class and we would be wandering sketch buddies, We also picked cucumbers together for a season. I wish to express my most heart-felt condolences to the Brooks family and am so sorry for your loss.Its been two years since we lost Mom and I miss her every day.But I can see them together now catching up over a nice cup of tea , both now reunited with their loved ones who've gone before them.I hope this thought lessens the great sadness I know you're all feeling.Blessings and much love, Holly Hardie

Ruth Ann Stanley-Aikens

Posted at 07:15am
When my mother married Ron’s father, we gained such beautiful extended family with Ron and Pat, Becky, Shawn, Thelma, the boys and of course Grandma Pierce. I loved going to Burford with my parents and enjoying Thelma’s amazing cooking. She was always so very good to me. She, Ron and Pat came to visit my husband and I several years ago in Embrun. I was so delighted to spend time with my brother and ‘big sis’, but also very happy to be able to extend hospitality to a woman who had done so to me, so many times in my childhood. May you Rest In Peace Thelma, you will always be in my thoughts. You were a remarkable woman.

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