February 23, 1940 – February 10, 2019

Frank passed away peacefully at the Bethany Care Centre, Cochrane, AB on
February 10, 2019 at the age of 78 years. Frank is lovingly remembered by his wife Mary Lou and his children Diana (Mike), Roy and David (Marcella). He is also survived by his brother Ken (Sharon), 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Frank was born on February 23, 1940 in Calgary. Frank attended the Beaupre School, and he married Mary Lou Rudolph, September 24, 1960. In his earlier years, he worked on seismic before coming home to ranch and to run the family business, Brooks Sawmill. Frank enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and, in the last 20 years, he especially enjoyed riding his quad.

He was predeceased by his mother Edith and his father Roy and his sister Fay. Frank will sadly be missed by all of his family, his friends, and all those who knew him in the sawmill business.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Bethany Care Centre for their kind and compassionate care of Frank.

A memorial service for Frank will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 1 to 4 pm at the Beaupre Community Hall, located 15.5 kms NW of Cochrane.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochrane Country Funeral Home, Alison Van Arnam, Funeral Director – Ph: 403-932-1039.

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  1. On February 14, 2019 at 9:07 am Janice (Calhoun) Rudolph Said:

    Mary Lou, Roy, Diana, Dave and families, I am so very sorry for your loss, Frank was a great man and I have many fond memories of of our August Family Camping days together. May God comfort you all during this difficult time. Thinking of you and keeping you all in my prayers xoxo

  2. On February 16, 2019 at 10:31 am Larry and Betty Eby Said:

    We are so sorry to hear of Franks passing. Take comfort in remembering the good times.

  3. On March 1, 2019 at 11:02 am Doug & Jill Richards Said:

    Frank was one of the “original” Beaupre area neighbours of our family and other oldtimers. We fondly recall many happy times at Beaupre Hall Dances, showers, card nights, etc. A generation which we will miss.

  4. On March 6, 2019 at 12:19 pm Shell Maude Said:

    Shell and Kay just wanted to pass along our condolences to the Brooks family members on their loss, especially Dave and family.

  5. On March 7, 2019 at 9:03 am Blake Downs Said:

    To Mary Lou, and the family are deepest condolences from the Downs family on the passing of Frank, very sorry to hear of your loss.

  6. On March 10, 2019 at 12:16 pm Ralph and Liz Spanier Said:

    Dear Mary Lou and Family,

    Liz and I were both very saddened to learn of the passing of Frank.

    Although neither of us saw Frank often, we have fond memories of the time we spent together at the Cochrane Art Club annual show and sale … both in setting up and tearing down. We could always count on Frank to do, not only his part, but more. Cordial discussion always ensued.

    Our wish for you now is that all your fond memories of Frank will help you through this difficult time.

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

    Ralph and Liz Spanier
    Cochrane, AB