When the family first moved to Ottawa in 1925, they stayed for a time with Lauraís father Pierre Farand on Melrose St.
In Ottawa, Fred Brooks took up mineral prospecting and travelled extensively in Northern Ontario and Quebec. His occupation was listed as "prospector". Unfortunately, neither luck or chance was with him and he did not to strike his fortune.
Son Maynard Noel Joseph Brooks was born on 14th June 1928 at Grace Hospital to Laura and Fred Brooks.
While in Ottawa, Hubert Brooks went to Sacred Heart School in the west end.
Hubert was confirmed in Ottawa on May 8, 1929.
The family stayed in Ottawa for five years and left Ottawa for Montreal when Hubert Brooks was 8 years old.
While the family was in Ottawa they heard on January 23, 1930 that father Hubert (Rousseau) Brooks died in Old Fairview Hospital in Alberta.
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