David Nelson Braid

Passed 03/14/2023


Obituary For David Nelson Braid

David Nelson Braid of Halifax died on March 14, 2023, at the of age 99. He passed away in his daughters loving arms, supported by his family.

Nelson was born October 20, 1923 in Kingskettle, Fife, Scotland to George and Helen (Nelson) Braid.

He was a WW2 veteran who served as a Radio Officer in the British Merchant Navy. In 1943, while awaiting an Atlantic convoy in Halifax, he met his future wife of 71 years, Mary LeMoine. After immigrating to Canada in 1947, he joined Maritime Tel & Tel where he worked for thirty six years retiring in1983 as Vice-President.

He was a life long supporter of various charities,, in particular Big Brothers Big Sisters, where he was active at both a local and national level and visited many agencies across the country.

Nelson is survived by sons: David (Marion) Halifax, Robert (Dawn) Mississauga and Holly (Halifax). He is also survived by grandsons: Andrew (Halifax), Taylor (Toronto) and MacKenzie (Toronto) and by sister Aileen Dempsey (UK). He is predeceased by wife Mary, parents, and sister Margaret.

Mary and Nelson enjoyed a long and happy life, a love of travel and the company of life long friends.

In accordance with his wishes private funeral arrangements will be held at a later date.

Charitable donations may be made to Big Brothers Big Sisters, CNIB or a charity of your choice.

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  • 04/03/2023

    David, Robert and Holly, I am very sorry for your loss. Nelson was wonderful man. He and Mary were great friends of my mother Dorothy and they were both always so nice to me and my family. They will both be missed.

  • 03/27/2023

    To the family of Nelson; What a wonderful couple Mary and Nelson were. We first met them years ago through Karen Lee while visiting Marilyn and Bo Beegle at La Puerta Condos in FL. My husband and your dad talked about history, Scotland and had all kinds of great conversation. This was many years ago and but they made such an impression on us. The bagpipes are playing in heaven this month for sure. Condolences on the loss of such a great man.

  • 03/25/2023

    Holly and family: I was saddened to hear of Nelsons passing and my heartfelt condolences go out to you all. I enjoyed working on Deepwood and always had interesting chats with Nelson. He was a very interesting man. I frequently commented on his nice shirts that he wore, and always got a smile or chuckle from him. He is now on some beach somewhere with his beloved wife and in peace. Best Wishes. Peter...

  • 03/24/2023

    On behalf of everyone at Big Brothers Big Sisters, please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your father. Our thoughts are with your family at this time.

  • 03/23/2023

    David, Robert and Holly and family, Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your Dad. Although I never met him, I had the pleasure of talking to Holly when walking her dog. Her experience was similar to mine when caring for elderly parents. Robert was a classmate in elementary, junior high and high school so we have a shared past. Again, I wish you comfort in the days ahead. Margaret McNeil-Burt

  • 03/22/2023

    Dear Holly and family, your Dad was a lovely man and truly devoted to his family. Not many parents are able to stay in their home at his age. Holly the love and support that you extended to your Dad was remarkable. May the memories that you shared bring you great comfort. He had been reunited with his beloved Mary Bernadette and Kimberley Payne

  • 03/21/2023

    Holly,David and Family Please accept my deepest condolences and prayers for the loss of your dad.

  • 03/21/2023

    David, Robert and Holly, Mary and Nelson were Dorothy's (Mom's) best friends. They had so many great adventures together on their cruises and summers at the cottage. They lived life to the fullest. Thinking of you at this time. Tom & Deb Burns

  • 03/21/2023

    To the Braid family , My sincere condolences for the loss of Nelson . It was a privilege knowing him . I have been always thankful for the help in gave me at my career at MT&T it was there we developed a lasting friendship. He was a true Scotsman . Ron V C Smith Enfield

  • 03/21/2023

    Holly and family, so sorry to hear your Dad has passed. He was a lovely man. Thinking of you. Carolyn O'Brien Feindel

  • 03/21/2023

    David, Holly, Robert and families; so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. He was always such a sweet man full of both empathy and caring for others. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

  • 03/21/2023

    Holly and the entire Braid family, sending my deepest condolences to you all!

  • 03/21/2023

    Holly , I was sorry read of your Dad's passing he was always so welcoming when I would be at your house. Thinking of you and all your family. Sincere sympathy from me and my sister. Theresa & Jane MacNeil

  • 03/21/2023

    This lovely couple used to come into My restaurant (both Cora's and swiss chalet ) and he would even ask for me Specifically ❤️ Loved his accent and his stories. I'm sorry for the Braid family's loss but I am happy he is with Mary again. Sending hugs and best wishes.

  • 03/21/2023

    Dave,Robert,Holley...sorry to hear of your dad's passing,it was an honor to know him. Robert Nicholson

  • 03/20/2023

    To the Braid Family, Sincere condolences on the passing of your Father. I remember him with fondness from our days at MTT. My thoughts are with his family. Gail Shegelski, Prince George BC Mar 20, 2023

  • 03/20/2023

    David and family: I'm so sorry over the passing of your father, deepest sympathies to you all. RIP.

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