Heather Anne Brooks, a woman of many passions and a beloved member of her community, passed away on Monday April 17th at the age of 56. Heather was born on May 1st, 1966 in St. John, New Brunswick, to Doug and Diane Stillwell. She was a loving wife and a devoted mother and caring daughter.
She is survived by her husband Dion Brooks; mother Diane Stillwell; sons Garnett Vroom, Forest Shaw (Lauren) and Ashton Shaw; daughters Tiffany Brooks, Courtney Brooks and Sierra Brooks; uncle Robert Timms; cousin Matthew Myers (Betty); mother-in-law Alice Paul; sisters-in-law Cindy Brooks (Sheldon), Sandra Adamen, Ida Brooks (Daniel), Linda Verruyt (Bart); Brothers-in-law Tom Brooks (Phyllis), William Brooks (Stella), Cecil Brooks (Laurie), Arnold Brooks, Richard Brooks, Dana Brooks (Willa), Randy Brooks (Sheila); Frank Brooks (Lorraine), Mark "Barnsey" Brooks, Toby Brooks (April) and Billy Brooks (Jeannie); lifelong friends Velvet Bostick, Rhonda Bostick, Terri Keene, and Gabrielle "Booboo" Paul; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Heather was predeceased by her father Douglas Stillwell; Aunt’s Jeanette Myers and Joan Brewer; cousin Elaine Mcleod; brothers-in-law Patrick "Trackie" Brooks and Walter Brooks; sister-in-law Dorothy Hansen and nephew Tyler Brooks.
Heather had a deep love for animals, particularly horses, dogs, and wildlife. She spent many hours riding horses with her children and caring for her beloved pets. Heather was also an avid lover of the ocean and enjoyed spending time at the beach with her family. She never looked more peaceful than when standing on the beach, eyes closed, smelling the ocean air.
Heather cherished her camp, Sparkle Lodge. She treasured her time with her family and friends there. She poured her heart and soul into making it a place where family and friends could create memories. She took great pride in this.
In the winter, Heather and her husband Dion would take to the snowmobile trails, enjoying the cool winter air and the beauty of the snow-covered landscape. It was a passion that they shared, creating many cherished memories over the years.
Heather was also a talented artist, expressing her creativity through painting and crafts. Her works of art were admired by many and will continue to be cherished by her loved ones.
Heather will be deeply missed by her family and friends, who will always remember her for her fun personality and love for those around her. Her legacy will live on through her children and the memories she created with those she loved.
Visitations for Heather will be held at the Maqiyahtimok Center, 247 Maliseet Drive St. Mary's First Nation, beginning Friday April 21st at 2 pm and continue throughout the evening. At 5 pm, a sacred fire will be lit to honor her passing.
A celebration of Heather's life will be held the following day, Saturday April 22nd at 5 pm at the Maqiyahtimok Center, A reception will follow at the same location.
Bishop’s Funeral Home 540 Woodstock Road have been trusted with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the local SPCA in Heather's name.
The online sharing of memories and condolences can be made at www.bishopsfuneralhome.com