John James Brooker
John James Brooker, aged 83 years of Moose Jaw, SK passed away on Thursday, April 15th, 2021. John was born in Willow Bunch, SK on June 21st, 1937 to James Charles Brooker and Mary Jane (née: Hopkins) Brooker. He was the only son of eight children. John worked at the Canadian Pacific Railway for 40 years. On July 30th, 1960, he married Ruth Gordon.
John is survived by his three sons: Jim, Bert, and Ed (Cheryl); grandchildren: Joe, Krista, Rachel, Tamara, and Travis; great-grandchildren: Heath, Isabella, Wyatt, Nola, and Ayden; and sister, Vi (Ron) MacDonald.
A special thank you to Dr. Howe and her team at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional hospital in Moose Jaw.
A Private Family Service will be held to honour John. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. James Murdock, Funeral Director 306-693-4550.
I fondly remember “JJ” from my early years with CPR, back in 1972 working the graveyard shift in the Customer Service Center. “Dead Eye John” (pertaining to the use of elastic bands) was the midnight Assistant Chief Clerk (forever). Didn’t know he was born in Willow Brunch (seemed to have an English accent). He was well respected by the night crew, working with, helping out and mentoring. He was sharp as a pin, had a great sense of humor and helped to make those long shift go by.
Glad he lived a long life
I well remember John as I too worked at C.P. Rail. I was employed in the Car department and always enjoyed saying hi to John.
he always had a smile and I never heard any bad remarks from the mouth of my friend John.
my thoughts and prayer go out to all the family.