Patrick (Trackie) Brooks
Surrounded by his loving family, Patrick "Trackie" Brooks of St. Mary’s First Nation passed away at home on July 5th, 2019 at the age of 51. Born in Fredericton, he was a son of the late Mark and Tina (Meuse) Brooks.
Trackie will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 23 years, Barbara Jean Casey Brooks of Fredericton. Their children, Megan R.C. Brooks and Owen P.C. Brooks will forever cherish him, as well as his brothers and sisters, Linda Verruyt (Bart) of British Columbia; Frank Brooks (Lorraine), St. Mary’s; Randy Brooks (Sheila), St. Mary’s; Dorothy Hanson (John), St. Mary’s; Alice Paul of St. Mary’s; Mark Brooks Jr. of St. Mary’s; Tom Brooks (Phyllis), St. Mary’s; Sandra Adamen of St. Mary’s; Douglas Brooks (Stella), St. Mary’s; Ida Henry (Daniel), St. Mary’s; Cecil Brooks (Laurie), St. Mary’s; Arnold Brooks of St. Mary’s; Richard Brooks (Jeanie), St. Mary’s; Walter Brooks (Barb), St. Mary’s; Dion Brooks (Heather) of Fredericton; Cindy Brooks (Sheldon), St. Mary’s; Dana Brooks (Willa) of Fredericton; Toby Brooks (April) of Fredericton; Billy Brooks (Jeannie) of St. Mary’s. Half-brothers Gordon Nash (Sue) and Stephen Nash (Jennifer). He also leaves behind his much-loved in-laws, Peter and Sheila Casey, sisters in law Dr. Pam Casey and Teresa Casey as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, uncle Dick, and cousin Billy.
Trackie’s life revolved around spending time with his family, listening to the best music, joking around, and spreading his love. He was well known for his helpfulness, his humour, his hard work, and his dedication. Some of his best memories include dressing as Santa Claus for many years, and building the best Halloween costumes.
Resting at Bishop’s Funeral Home, 540 Woodstock Road, on Tuesday July 9th, 2019, from 2-4pm & 7-9pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 at 3PM with Father Curtis Sappier and Father Martin Arputham officiating. Interment will be held in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of the donor’s choice.