Philip Lewis Brooks


The Brooks family is deeply saddened by the sudden passing of a beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather (Papa) and Brother.

Philip is survived by his wife of 56 years Patricia Brooks; son Alec Brooks; daughter Paula (Kevin) Currat; Grandchildren Christopher Coté, Michael Coté, Amanda Graham (Nathan Salloum), Tyler Brooks, and Shayne Graham (Amy Carachelo); siblings Harold Brooks, Janet Jones, and Sheila Leversidge; and his best friends George and Jean Campbell.

Philip was predeceased by his sisters Margaret Ferguson, Muriel Cooke, Patricia Warner, Olive Povey and Enid Conning.

Philip was born and lived in Liverpool, England until 1966 when he and Patricia
immigrated to Canada, following other members of his family. They settled in Galt, Ontario before moving to Edmonton in 1977. Philip loved Canada, but always remained a “Scouser” through and through. He was a fan and supporter of the Liverpool Football Club (You’ll Never Walk Alone). He was also a fan of the CFL and was a huge supporter of the Hamilton Tiger Cats.

Philip had a passion for music of all kinds and a deep love of literature, and he had
acquired an extensive collection of both. Friday night movies at the theatre with friends was also a favourite activity.

Philip loved to travel and returned to Great Britain on several occasions over the years, to visit family in England and Scotland. The most recent trip was in 2016, when he and Patricia also took a cruise of the Mediterranean to celebrate their 50th wedding
anniversary. Philip also loved the outdoors and camping. He and Patricia took many trips through western Canada in their motorhome, but their favourite spots were always in the Rocky Mountains.

Philip will be remembered for his sense of humour and infectious laughter. Family was so very important to him. He was a loving, compassionate, and generous person, and will be greatly missed.

A viewing for immediate family will be held Friday April 1, 2022 with a Celebration of Life to be held at a later date. Donations to the Alberta Diabetes Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada can be made in lieu of flowers.

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11 Condolences

Chris Cote

Thank you Grandpa for your words, your wisdom and your wise-cracks. Time spent with you will be treasured deeply. May there be a place as great as you to find peace. Forever love and gratitude to you, Grandpa.

Sheila, Gordon., Mathew & Claire Leversidge

Our hearts are heavy at the loss of our dear brother/brother-in-law and uncle to Mathew & Claire, and we all send our deepest sympathies to Pat, Alec, Paula and all the grandchildren. Phil was a big personality who loved his family, & friends and he had an incomparable passion for life. His infectious laugh drew us all in until we all laughed along with him. The many happy memories of times shared with him will be treasured for ever and we shall think of him whenever we hear some of his favourite songs – including most Beatles tunes, Gerry & The Pacemakers ( Ferry ‘Cross The Mersey), and so many more. Rest peacefully Phil – love you always.

Claire Leversidge

I’m saddened to hear the news. Will love you always and forever.

Amanda Joan Graham

Love you Papa! Forever and ever. Thank you for all the memories. We will always miss you. Love you so much. Sending love to everyone affected by this loss.

Pat Brooks

I lost my Love a few ago and,it will hurt for a long time, you where my soul mate and until we meet again my love is always yours.????

Pat Brooks

I feel so lost with out you, as you know we have been together from when we where 16y & 17y old. You have been a wonderful part of my life, we will be together sometime in the future until then my love take care of yourself. PAT??????

Janet Mosher

We are so sorry for the loss of our beloved Uncle Phil. Both Uncle Phil and Aunty Pat always told us all that they loved us when we would see them on their trips to Ontario or on any phone calls. It was very easy to love them both. They were inseparable and loved each other dearly. We will miss Uncle Phil so much. Life can be so cruel. All our love Janet and Don Mosher and family xox

Gaynor Jones, Julie Bosworth and families

Philip was a gem. A great man. He had such a large personality and was kind to all. Mum and dad loved him “to bits”. RIP Philip, I hope you’re having a cuppa with mum and dad. You will be missed. You need a blue shirt, not a red one*grin*. XX OO

Philip and Pauline Lindsay

Such a loss to our family. Philip was loved very much and will be greatly missed. He was a very caring and compassionate man with a great sense of humour! Our thoughts go out to Pat and the rest of Philip’s family.

Carol Wallace

We are so sorry. Phil was a bringer of joy and a light in this world.
Carol and Marge Wallace