Obituary of Timothy James Brooks
Tim was born in Lacombe, Alberta on April 10, 1960. He was the sixth of seven children born to Ken and Maxine Brooks. Tim and his family lived in Lacombe, Bashaw, and Red Willow before settling in Botha, Alberta. Tim was heavily involved in 4H and various individual and team sports, while attending school in both Botha and Stettler. He graduated from William E. Hay Composite High School in 1978.
During high school, in 1977, he met Lori McLeod, who was attending the same high school. They began dating shortly thereafter. They were married on August 16, 1980, at Stettler Baptist Church. They were the second couple ever married at the newly constructed church. Lori was the absolute love of his life. They built a life together full of love and most importantly a foundation that glorified the Lord. They started and raised their family in Red Deer. Tim was the proudest citizen of Red Deer; he loved Red Deer so much. He would often say, tell me of a better city!
Tim was always the hardest worker. He started working on the oil rigs and worked his way up quickly to derrick hand. He was a red seal journeyman, sheet metal mechanic and insulator. Tim could fix anything. From dishwashers, curling irons, blinds, and taps; he really could fix or create anything. He was imaginative, creative, and could do anything! Almost anyone who knew him would have at some point had him fix or look at something. He was quick to help anyone and had a servant heart. One of his favorite things in life was to fix something or help someone.
Tim loved sports, hockey and baseball were his favorites. His favorite sports team was the Oilers! He was good at most every sport he tried, he especially loved to waterski and watch his family on a boat. He had the most tremendous memory and loved to tell stories!
Tim and Lori welcomed their daughter Heidi in 1983 and their son Kirk in 1985. Tim was the proudest father there ever was. If you knew Tim, you would have heard about his kids. They were the absolute joy of his life, and he would never stop talking about them-although a lot of people may have wished he would have. Tim was immensely loved by his children and their spouses, Ryan and Kirsten.
Tim was the proudest grandfather. He had seven grandchildren; 6 grandsons, and one precious Grand-daughter. Kensington, Meyers, Grady (Heidi and Ryan) Elias, Zeke, Bennett and Mack (Kirk and Kirsten) were the pride of his life. He loved nothing more than watching them play sports, taking them on scooter rides, stuffing them full of homemade milk shakes, Chinese food, and handing out more Papa vitamins than he was ever allowed to. (Papa vitamins were pure candy, with no vitamin value at all!) He got the most joy out of hot-tubbing, playing with and teasing the 7 of them. We are not quite sure what we’ll do without Papa.
Tim had a very close relationship with his siblings and spent time most days with Dianne, Lorrie, Charlotte and Allyn. He had such a special admiration for each of his siblings. He was very close with his Mom, would visit her daily, and she would make him fresh bread or cinnamon buns every single day. He will be greatly missed by his siblings, mom and his many nieces and nephews.
Tim had a life full of so many friends. He was so closely connected with so many that we could never begin to list them all. His impact was so far reaching, he knew people everywhere. We really should have had a guest book for the hospital, because the staff at the hospital had never before seen the number of visitors Tim had.
Tim loved to travel, and Mexico was his very favorite place to spend time. He loved nothing more than going for a very long scooter ride with a friend and having a hot tub afterward. He was so excited about serving with the Street Church in Red Deer and he served there even when he was far too sick to be doing so. He just loved it and had such a passion for it.
Tim was called home to be with Jesus on November 16th, 2023, after a 3-1/2-year battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his family as he stepped into glory. We will miss him more than we can ever describe. Tim loved Jesus as the Lord of his life and we are so thankful he is with Him. We have every confidence that he is with his Lord now. Well done, good and faithful servant! You ran a good race!
Tim’s older sister, Gale, predeceased him in 1973; his older brother, Steven, predeceased him in 2006; and his father, Ken, in 2010.
A memorial service will be held at Deer Park Alliance Church, 2960 - 39 St, Red Deer AB on Saturday November 25, at 2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Red Deer Street Church Alberta.
Condolences to Tim’s family may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Brooks” in the subject line.
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