Frank Maxwell Brake

Passed 09/14/2023


Obituary For Frank Maxwell Brake

Brake, Frank Maxwell, Age 73, passed away at home on Thursday, September 14, 2023. Born in Newfoundland, Frank has been a long time resident of Nova Scotia. He was the youngest son of John Edmond Brake (Jack) and Lucy Ann Brake (Walsh), both of St. John’s, Newfoundland. He was also predeceased by his brothers Russell (Barbara) and John and sister Olive (Bob) and sister-in-law Olga (Bill).

Frank is survived by his wife Linda (Enslow), stepdaughter Karen (Tory), brother Bill (Olga), sister-in-law Barbara (Russ), sisters-in-law Merri Sue (John), and Cathy (Billy). Frank’s extended family included 6 nieces, 7 nephews, 5 grandnieces, 11 grandnephews, and 4 great nieces, all of whom he loved and were dear to his heart.

Frank’s professional life was checkered with positions in the construction industry, the oil rigs, and working in halfway houses for offenders. He found is niche working for Corrections Canada as a Parole Officer and dedicated himself to helping both those still incarcerated and those ex-offenders living in the community.

A former member of AA, Frank maintained his sobriety for 35 years. He was a man with a strong will, stubborn nature, and a huge heart. He discovered his passion for gardening and found joy in the plants and flowers he planted and tended to in his own back yard that he often referred to as the “back forty”.

Frank was fortunate enough to spend individual time with family and friends on the day of his passing, as well with numerous family members on the phone. He was able to say what he needed to say to each person, and he had the rare opportunity to hear what might not have been said to him otherwise. He was grateful for the love and support. He always enjoyed being a bit on the unconventional side, especially if it got a laugh from others. Frank passed surrounded by family, love and profound peace. He will be forever loved and never forgotten.

By his own request, there will be no memorial services or further celebration of life. The occasion was marked as he wished. If wanted, donations in his name can be made to the IWK Children Hospital in support of research for childhood cancer.

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  • 11/02/2023

    Thank you all for your kind words. Frank would be very pleased and I truly appreciate them. Your words of comfort and support mean a great deal! Linda and Karen

  • 10/15/2023

    Frank was a welcome face at the pharmacy. I remember one particularly hot day, he brought all of us ice cream sandwiches, just because. He was always kind, patient, and understanding. He will be missed!

  • 09/29/2023

    I had the pleasure knowing Frank for many years. He always put a smile on my face. He will be truly missed. Fly high Linda I am sorry for Frank's passing. Love Lori : from the smokeshop

  • 09/26/2023

    I worked with Frank at Correctional Services and I remember his great sense of humor, his compassion for others, his love for his family and his garden. Thinking of you Linda and all his family members, may your memories of Frank be a comfort at this difficult time.

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  • 09/26/2023

    I worked with Frank at Correctional Services for many years. Frank was a very gentle, kind man with a great sense of humor. I am glad that I had the opportunity to get to know Frank. I will always have fond memories of him. My condolences to you Linda and both your and Franks family.

  • 09/26/2023

    Linda, thinking of you at this time. May your memories bring comfort as you go through this time of sorrow. -Donna and Brian Nunn

  • 09/26/2023

    Rest in Peace Brother Loves ya Take care of Oggi Brother Bill

  • 09/25/2023

    I'm so sorry for your loss .

  • 09/25/2023

    Dear Linda, We are so sorry to hear of Franks passing . Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Sending you our deepest condolences! Mary and Gene

  • 09/25/2023

    Linda,I am shocked and saddened for you.You completed each others life,I have many wonderful memories of you both and treasure your friendship.I will keep in touch and hold Frank in my Heather

  • 09/24/2023

    Linda, We are so sorry for the loss of your sweet Frank. I know this is a very hard time in your life but keep reminding yourself that he's pain free and will be there waiting for you some day with beautiful wings. He sure was a special man and loved his jokes. Will miss him lots. Big hugs!! Kathy & John

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