It is with sadness we announce the
passing of Eleanor Teresa Brooks, age 78,
of Amherst. Eleanor passed away at the East Cumberland Lodge
in Pugwash on Friday, October 8, 2021.
Born in Amherst, NS, she was a daughter
of the late Osborne and Teresa (Baird) Brooks.
Eleanor spent her entire working career
with Bell Canada, starting as a telephone operator in Amherst straight
out of school. She later went to Halifax where she worked in
the Apparatus Shop until her retirement at the age of 46.
She loved spending summers at her families cottage at Jackson's Point,
enjoying endless games of cards with her family and friends.
The family cottage was a focal point for her and her family.
Built by her parents almost 70 years ago, it has been home to
countless family reunions, lobster feeds, birthdays and anniversary
celebrations. Eleanor excelled at all sports, especially
bowling, softball, and golf in her younger years. She
enjoyed darts at the Fairview Legion in Halifax and cards at the 50
Plus Club in Amherst where she was a member.
She will be dearly missed by sisters,
Linda Strathearn, Amherst, Betty Lou (Mel) Terris, Riverview, NB; as
well as many nieces, nephews, great and great great nieces and
She was predeceased by brothers, Reid,
Edward "Ted", Phillip, Harry and Bradford Brooks; sister,
Juanita "Nita" Oakes, and Patsy Brooks.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the
Jones Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church
St., Amherst, NS (902-667-8777). Cremation has taken
place. A graveside service will take place at a later date
in the Amherst Cemetery.
Those wishing to make a donation, may do
so to the LA Animal Shelter, or a charity of your