Sept. 11, 1920 – Sept. 4, 2006
Passed peacefully at Glenwood Care Center in Agassiz. Predeceased by her husband T.L. “Les” Knight in December 1986. Survived by her three sons; Tom, Kamloops, Dan (Gail), Maple Ridge, and Len (Sheila) Kamloops. One granddaughter, Glenda Scott, Quesnel. Four grandsons; Landon, Calgary, Jeff, Kamloops, Daren, Port Coquitlam, and Jeremy, Kamloops. Five great-grand children; Derek and Taylor, Quesnel. Emma and Natalie, Kamloops, and Jacob, Port Coquitlam. Sister-in-law, Marge McMillen, Nanaimo. Nieces and nephews.
Mom was born in Hollywood Calif. to Ted and Ethel Brook. Her father was an actor, stunt man, and movie director. She moved to Chilliwack as a teenager, where she completed her education. Mom and Dad were married in Feb. 1939.
Dad’s six years of service in the R.C.A.F. left Mom with the major role of raising three very active sons. This, she did with lots of love and a very firm hand. A small cottage at Cultus Lake was our home for the last few years of the war. Late 1945 brought a move to Port Coquitlam where Mom and Dad lived for the next 21 years.
Mom excelled in many areas, particularly in the arts where she was a prolific writer of poetry and short stories. She also took an active part in the Port Coquitlam Players who performed their stage plays at the Aggie Hall in the late 1940’s.
She had an insatiable thirst for knowledge, with the taking of various courses and her countless hours of researching, especially Canadian facts and History. Mom spent many years working for the Provincial Government in the office at Colony Farm.
In 1966, Mom accompanied Dad to Greenwood to help him run the Greenwood Hotel. They returned to Chilliwack in 1968 and Mom worked in the office of the Cultus Lake Parks Board. To say the least, our Mom was a lover of all animals, particularly dogs as many of her writings will attest to.
Mom was a very dedicated and loyal volunteer. Her work for 4-H, Canadian Daughters League and the Cultus Lake O.A.P. was tireless. Her family and friends remember her caring and kind manner. Mom always took the time to think of us and now we take the time to remember her with love and affection.
“She was a good Mom and a true and loyal friend.”
The family wishes to acknowledge the care and kindness Mom recieved from the staff at Glenwood.
A memorial service will be held at the Cultus Lake Community Hall on Sat, Sept. 23 at 1:00 pm.
Flowers gratefully declined.
Donations may be made in Ethelmary’s memory to the charity of one’s choice.