Memorable Manitobans: Florence Mary Richtik Brooks (1930-1999)
Born on the family farm in the RM of Thompson on 12 December 1930, daughter of Bessie Irene Morton (1903-1989) and John Richtik (1895-1969), sister of James M. Richtik, she attended Lloyd George School and completed her secondary education at Morden School.
After attending Normal School, she began a teaching career that spanned over 30 years. She was Principal of Pine Creek School (1953-1955) and Mountainside School (1956-1958) and finished teaching in Morden where she worked the last 15 years prior to retirement in June 1987.
On 28 July 1952, she married John Maurice Brooks (1926-2012) and they had one son. She died at her residence in the RM of Stanley on 25 May 1999 and was buried at Chapel Cemetery in Morden.
Obituary, Wiebe Funeral Home.
Miami & R.M. of Thompson Chronicles by R.M. of Thompson History Book Committee, 1998, page 565.
Winnipeg estate files (ATG 0025A), PR99-01-50678 Florence M. Brooks, GR14253, Archives of Manitoba.
Chapel Cemetery (Morden) burial transcriptions, FindAGrave.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank Gordon Goldsborough for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 18 May 2022