Harold Gerard Brake

Passed 01/27/2020

Obituary for Harold Gerard Brake

Harold Gerard Brake,of Coldbrook, 69 years old, born in Stephenville Crossing, NL passed away with his family by his side, at the Valley Regional Hospital.

A beloved husband, father, Poppy and friend will be dearly missed by all of those who has knew and loved him. His many careers included Royal Canadian Navy, IMP, Nova Millwright, Eden Valley Farms and the Research Station to name a few. A man known with a warm smile, kindness, positive attitude, giving, humble, friendly nature and ready to make you laugh. He was a true MacGyver, handyman, carpenter and engineer. He enjoyed many trips to the camp and rides on his 4 wheeler. He loved playing cards with neighbours and friends. Most mornings he could be found at the local Tim Horton's with the guys. He loved being around his grandsons. He truly was an amazing man. He is survived by his wife Bernice, daughters Wendy (Robert Jensen), Cynthia (Derek Schofield), grandson's Evan and Colin Jensen and family.

Celebration of Life being held at Waterville Fire Hall, 1415 County Home Road, February 1st, 2020 for 1 pm. Please visit Doanld K Walker Funeral Directors at Please make donations to the NS and NB ALS Soicety.(

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So sorry for your loss Bernice, he was a great guy, I always remember how he got sea-sick on the fishing boat in Argentia. Lorraine passed-away three years ago Jan. 31st.
- Bob Poole
Our condolences go out to you Bernice and your family. So sorry to hear about Gerard, he was such a pleasant man and so willing to help a neighbor. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you Bernice, Wendy and Cynthia.
- Ron and Heather
My deepest condolences to the family,Harold was a great guy he was always willing to give a helping ,he a joker always made you laugh.
- May ward
My deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Harold. A very kind and gentle soul who always had a smile and a pleasant way about him. We really enjoyed having him here at the Kentville Research Center. RIP Harold!
- Donald Ells
Our deepest condolences to all of the family. Harold always had a welcoming smile and was a great man. Gone too soon. Sending our love and hugs to all the family. Try to take comfort from your memories and keeping you in our prayers.
- Jeanette Jensen
Nancy and I send our condolences to Bernice and family. We will always remember Harry,s smile and the time we spent in England. I was so pleased to meet Harry last year. Thank you for the memories.
- Ian Sloan
My deepest condolences to Bernice and family. I was very saddened by the news. I am going to miss seeing and chatting with Harold on my walks through the subdivision. His kind heart and infectious smile will truly missed. Rest peacefully my friend.
- Chad Cairns
Bernice I am so very sorry to hear of Harold’s passing. Please accept my deepest sympathies.
- Pam Wark
My very deepest condolences to the Brake family, I was always welcome at their house. I am friends with Wendy and I didn't know Harold very well, but I know he will be sadly missed. Big hugs for everyone and thinking about you guys.
- Nic Jansen
RIP Your coffee buddy, Allen Lowthers
- allen lowthers
I'm very sorry to hear of Uncle Gerard's passing. We really enjoyed any time we spent with him. He was always so kind and always ready with a smile. He was a very upbeat and caring. We were privileged to spend a few days with you all last spring. We will cherish those memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. Rest easy Uncle Gerard. You truly were one of the best! Brian, Dee, Emily and Ayden
- Brian, Dee Brake
I was saddened when I heard that Gerard had passed away. Our condolences to the entire Brake family.
- Chris Smiley
Bernice I was so sorry to hear about Harold's passing/I enjoyed many a good games of cards with you and him up to George and Barb's.Take comfort in knowing that he is no longer suffering.RIP Harold.
- Paulette Hersey
There are smiles and laughter in all of my memories of Harold. The boys were always excited to visit your home. My love to you and your family Bernice ❤️
- Paula McDonald
I am so very sorry to hear of Harold’s passing. I was on different courses with him during our naval career. He was a true gentleman with a good heart. RIP.
- Dave Wong
A true friend. Sailed with Harry in Preserver and traveled to and from the ship daily. He always had a smile and was a great asset to the engineering department. Wish for you fair winds and a following sea. Farewell mate.
- Don Cale
Dear Bernice and family, My deepest and most heartfelt condolences on the loss of Harold. We will miss seeing his ever smiling face around and neighbourhood. I recall times when we both worked at the Research Station during quiet hours. He would come whistling through the building checking fire extinguishers or whatever to pass the shift and, he would stop at the window and we would have the longest discussions about nothing in particular until he'd look at his watch and say "oh, gotta go get something done. See ya round the neighbourhood in that old Ranger of yours." He was truly one of a kind and will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure and privilege of knowing him. RIP Harold, you have earned your rest, Below Decker.
- Phil Jarvis
I am so very sorry to hear of Harold’s passing. I worked with Harold at ACA Co-operative for quite a few years. He had such a pleasant, happy go lucky man. My deepest condolences to his family.
- Linda Schofield
RIP Harold,, will always remember working with you ..
- Don Cooke
Sorry to hear of Harold's passing enjoyed sharing coffee with him at Tim's
- jim.mailman
Harold, you left everyone way too soon! No one can replace your smile, friendship, and all those hilarious stories. So glad I was able to meet you and Bernice and work with you. Take care you brave sole and keep looking out for your loved ones from above.
- Gary Williamson
Harold was one of a kind. Always there with a smile and a helping hand. He was the first to take the neighborhood kids under his wing. I have so many fond memories. Love and sympathy to all of you.
- Shelley Hopkins
Our hearts are broken for you all, sending our love.
- Jenny Theriault
My deepest condolences to the family. Harold was a friendly face here at the Kentville Research and Development Centre and he will be missed.
- Tammy
Had the great pleasure of working with Harold at Eden Valley Farms (ACA Cooperative) he will be missed.
- Dan Spinney
Sincere condolences to the family.. Will always remember the good times in Argentia.. Jacques & Dianna
- Jacques Pintal
Dear Bernice and Wendy. I am so sorry to read of Harold's passing. I want you to know that I am thinking of you at this sad time. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and he will be missed. Keep your wonderful memories close to your heart. Hugs and Prayers. Sue Balcom, Alberta
- Sue Balcom
Aunt Bernice, Wendy, Cynthia and all your families; Thinking of you all at this very sad times. Uncle Gerard was a wonderful kind man. Cherish your memories and keep them in your heart forever. Love you and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers .
- Bonnie McGrath
Such a sweet loving man who treasured the love of his family. Always had a smile For everyone. Their home was so welcoming. We will miss you dearly. To Aunt Bernice, Wendy and Cynthia always remember the beautiful memories you have shared together. this will help you get through the difficult days ahead. Sending my love to you all. Diane, Greg and Hannah xoxo
- Diane Mcgrath
Uncle Gerard when i think of you the words that flow is gentle, helpful, loving. A man with a quiet grace that was there to help everyone and anyone. A man who lived for his family above all else and when faced with a devestating illness did it with grace and dignity. It is my honor to call you my uncle and i love you to the moon and back! Safe journeys and i bet even now improvements are being made on the pearly gates! I will never forget your smile or laugh and i will miss you beyond words. ❤ -Deanna Brake
- Deanna Brake
We are very sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed when we saw Harold. He was always had a joke and smile. No matter where we met him he always would stop and ask how we were doing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hugs to all of you.
- The DeAdders
My deepest condolences to one of the kindest families I've ever known. Hopefully it helps in some small way to know that so many people are thinking of you all.
- Nanci Bond
To us Harold was our wonderful kind friend,so easy to be around and always up for a joke and laughter.How can I help or what can I do for you ,seemed to be his words so often as we worked side by side, to remember his kindness and humor will help through this difficult time .Our love and sympathy to his wonderful family.
- Faye Best
A sweet and gentle man, you had such a great laugh and smile. Rest easy Uncle Gerard, you will be missed by some many people that loved you. Your memory will live on in your girls and grandson's.
- Carol Hayley
My deepest condolences to the family. My heart broke for you Wendy when I heard. Big hugs to you all ❤️
- Shantel Barnett

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