Brewster, Herbert W, 83, of Liverpool, passed away at Queens General Hospital on August 1, 2015 with loved ones at his side.
Born in Brooklyn, he was a son of the late Herbert Sr. and Lucretia (Meisner) Brewster.
Herb retired from Bowater Mersey Paper Company in 1990, where he worked since he was a teenager. In his free time over the years, he was an avid hunter, angler, golfer, and curler, a Scout Leader, and a member of community organizations including the Lions Club, the Masonic Lodge, and the Brooklyn Marina. In his golden years, he enjoyed walking, traveling to the USA, and socializing over coffee at Tim Horton’s. Above all, Herbert enjoyed the glee that children, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, brought into his life. He was a devoted son, husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, partner and friend, and he will be missed by many.
He is survived by his daughters, Becky (Michael) Gibson, Betty Anne (Richard) Keddy, and Brenda Lee Brewster-Potter; grandchildren Michael Gibson Jr. (Tanya Whynot), Terra-Anne Gibson (Walter Whynot), Drake Keddy (Monica Atkins), and Megan Keddy (Adam Roach); great-grandchildren Michael Gibson III, Jada & Willow Keddy, MacKenzie Roach, and Kayleigh & Gabe Whynot; brother Albert (Ellen) and sister Margaret (Dennis Alexander); and his special companion of 13 years, Virginia Fox.
Herbert was predeceased by his wife of 46 years, Lorraine; sisters Kay, Mildred and Arnoldine; and brothers William, Edward and Alfred.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 8 at 11 am in Trinity Anglican Church, Liverpool. Reception to follow at Trinity Anglican Church Hall. No interment and no flowers by request. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Children’s Wish Foundation, or a charity of choice.
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Allan & Beth LaRocque
Brenda,Betty Anne & Becky,
Allan and I are very sorry to hear of your father’s passing, He was a very nice, kind man. He will be missed by all. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Take care of each other. Love Beth and Allan
So sorry to hear of Herbert’s passing, my thoughts are with you all.
Becky, Betty Ann and Brenda. So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. You and your families are in my thoughts and prayers.
Maurice & Betty Whynott
The Brewster Family Our deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to all.Herbert was well liked and a good friend to everyone.
Janet and George Fletcher
Brewster Family: We were sorry to hear about Herbert. He was a good man and always had time to stop and have a chat. Our thoughts are prayers are with your family.
Tina, David, Tj, Shakira Joudrey
Brenda, Becky and Families
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dear Brewster Family , All our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. God bless and remember all the good times. The Kennedy’s
Vicky and Bernie schrader
Very sorry for your loss. Sending our condolences.
So sorry to hear about your father, my thoughts are with you and the family.
Beverley & Betty-Jean Colp
Our deepest sympathy to all of Herbert’s family in the loss of a fine man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
Kevin , Kathy & Bobby Schrader
We are very sorry to hear about Dads passing our thoughts and prayers are with you.
VALERIE & GARY JOUDREY
SORRY ABOUT THE PASSING OF YOUR FATHER. OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU. YOUR DAD WAS A GREAT GUY AND A FRIEND TO MANY. HE WOULD ALWAYS WAVE AT MY DAD AND I WHEN WE WENT IN THE CAR AND WOULD SEE HIM WALKING EVERYDAY. YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE THE MEMORIES YOU ALL SHARED AS A FAMILY. NOW HE CAN REUNITE WITH HIS LOVING WIFE AND THEY WILL ALWAYS BE TOGETHER.
Wayne and Wendy Orme
To the Brewster Family,
Sorry to hear of Herb’s passing . Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this trying time.
Dennis & Sherri Harrington
Sending sincere condolences to the family.
Charlene & Carl Veinot
Betty Anne, Becky & Families:
So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Cherish all the memories that
you have of him and hopefully that will help you get through this most
difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Take Care.
To the Brewster family,my sincere condolence to you all.I worked with Herb for a number of years at the mill and learned a lot from him.May you rest in peace old friend.
Corina & Willis Huphman
Becky, Betty Anne, Brenda and Families:
We are sorry to hear the passing of your father…cherish the memories and keep them close to heart and they will bring you comfort in the days ahead…God Bless
Connie & Rob Winters
Becky, Betty Ann & Brenda
so sorry to hear about your Father. Cherish all the wonderful memories and hopefully that will lessen the pain of losing him. I have many fond memories of him especially when we were younger. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, Hugs to you all.
Harry & Cheryl Kennickell
We send our sincere condolences. May your many fond memories help you through this difficult time.
Sam and Carole
To the family of Herbie Brewster
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time
Bob and Vicki Roach
So sorry for your loss. Keep the good memories close to your heart and he will never be gone. Hugs to you all.
Dear Brenda and family,
So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Please accept our most sincere condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sheree and Jacob Chandler
Eric and Maryann Whynot
We want to extend our condolences to the Brewster family. He was a very friendly and neighborly fellow. May you find comfort in knowing that your loved one is no longer suffering. The Bible promises that one day the enemy death will be no more as well, and we will be reunited with our loved ones. (Revelation 21:4 and John 5:28). Jehovah God guarantees this and he does not lie. What a joyous time that will be. For now may you find comfort from prayer and fellowship with each other.
Dear Brenda &Family
Thinking of you all at this very difficult time
you are in our prayers.
so sorry to hear this sad news, I will miss seeing him at Tim`s
Gale and Art Deveau
Becky,Betty Ann,Brenda and Families: Art and I would like to express our sincere condolences on the loss of your Father. Thinking of you all at this sad time, take care.
Gale and Art
So sorry about your Dad. Hope your memories will keep him in your heart. XO
Sincere Sympathy to the Brewster family. RIP, Herbie
Robert M. Hatt
To Aunt Mary,so sorry to hear of your loss. Herb was a good man, with an infectious smile and loved by all who had the pleasure of meeting him. He will be sorely missed.
Dear Becky, Betty Anne and Brenda Lee,
Sincere sympathy is sent to you and your families. Your dad was a true gentleman and I have very fond memories of him and your mom, as a child growing up in Brooklyn. I am thinking of you all and share your sadness.
The White and Scobey Families
To all of Herb’s Family,
So very sorry to hear the sad news of your Dad’s passing. He was such a kind, considerate man. It was always great to see him and have a little talk, although it’s been a while . Remembering when the family lived in Sandy Cove beside Jean and Eldridge-… Thinking of you all as you deal with him being gone from your lives. May the good memories of he and your Mom help you in the days ahead.
I am so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Please know that we are thinking of you and offer our sincere condolences.
Heather and family
Garnet & Eleanor
So sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you all at this time.
Brenda, My condolences at this sad time.
Peggy Kelley & Bernadette Manthorne(Kelley)
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this sad time.
I have just today seen this notice. I did not know Herbert well but I knew his brother Billy. I didn’t know he had passed away also.
Can you tell me anything about Billy. I was in the Navy at the same time he was.
Bruce Ward, Vancouver. BC