Mary Braid

Passed 04/19/2020

Obituary for Mary Braid

The family of Mary Braid sadly announces that she passed on peacefully at the Halifax Infirmary April 19th, 2020.

Mary was born May 1st, 1924 in Halifax to Cecil and Dorothy LeMoine. Mary grew up in the north end and graduated from Bloomfield School in 1941. She went on to work with the CNR which she enjoyed until 1951.

She was a graceful, lively, kind lady who was the life of a party and loved to tell a joke. Mary was a keen bridge player, curler, bowler and loved to dance.
She was loved and appreciated by all who knew her.

Mary loved travelling on summer holidays with the family. After retirement, she and Nelson traveled widely and enjoyed many cruises.

Mary met Nelson Braid, her future husband, in 1943 when his ship was in Halifax waiting to join a convoy. Nelson came to Canada in 1947 and they married in 1949. She is survived by her husband Nelson and three children David (Marion), Robert (Dawn) and Holly and three grandchildren Andrew, Taylor and MacKenzie.

Special thanks to the 7.3 Neurology Department for their care.

A commemoration of Mary's life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to a charity of your choice.

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Nelson, it was such a pleasure to meet both you and Mary. My mom, Pauline Etter, sister to your close friend Dorothy Hill, always had such fun with you both and spoke so fondly of you. When I meant you both, I could see why. You were such a loving couple and certainly knew how to enjoy a good laugh. I am so very sorry for your loss. I know you have a treasure of wonderful memories. I pray they carry you through this difficult time.
- Elaine Campbell
Dear Nelson and family , My sincere condolences for the loss of Mary .The few times I met Mary she was very kind and cheerful. You have lost a great lady..Take Care of yourself Nelson.Sincerely , Ron Smith retired MT&T
- Janice Smith
Our sincere condolences to Nelson, David and family. We were so sorry to hear of Mary's passing. We always enjoyed meeting up with Mary and Nelson at Mar Tel & Tel events, in Clayton Park and elsewhere. She was always outgoing and friendly. Jim and Patricia Clancy
- Jim Clancy
Holly and Robert. Sorry to hear of your mom's passing. It's been many years since we were next street neighbours in Clayton Park. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
- Terry Black
Back in the late 1940's I traveled first by tram, then by the new electric coach, to my job at CGE on Hollis St.. Mary and Nelson Braid often were on the same coach though I never knew their names. But every day that they traveled on the same coach I did, it brightened my day. They were always so happy! And I don't think they ever saw anyone else on that coach except each other. Some time later I learned their names from my sister, who worked at the Telephone Co. Perhaps one of them worked there too and Barb knew them. In the sad days we've had here in Nova Scotia this past week it lightened my mood to remember the two happy travelers from so long ago. I'm sorry, really sorry, for the loss you are feeling at this time but so glad to know that they had so many happy years together. I can easily see the Mary I remember in the picture of her in the paper. Sincere sympathy, Margaret Annand
- Margaret Annand
Holly and family, we are so sorry to hear of your Moms passing. She was one of those people you loved talking to, always had a funny story to tell. She will be missed. Condolences from Glenn and Judy Landry, Gertie Landry and Al Bowman.
- Judy Landry
So sorry to hear of Mary's passing. I had the pleasure of meeting her and Nelson at the Canada Games Centre. The girls at the pool loved her. She was full of life always a story or joke and always a smile. She will be missed.
- vicki blaxland
Holly & Family So very sorry for your great loss. My prayers & thoughts are with you. May she Rest In Peace. Raylene Thomson
- Raylene Thomson
Dear Holly and family. So very sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. Sending my deepest condolences to you and your family. Your Mom sounded like a wonderful woman who lived life to the fullest from stories you've told. Hugs Holly.
- Rhonda Woodward
Mary & Nelson would come into the restaurant that I worked at, they always had lots of gift cards and would say "what do I want to eat this time? " They like their food & their coffee hot and it was a pleasure to bring it to them. They always looked for me when they came in, and it always brought a smile to my face. She loved to tell me that she was in her 90s and I loved to hear her secret of a happy life and even funnier, a happy marriage LOL I will truly miss seeing her. My condolences, and if anyone can bring her husband into Cora Clayton Park when this pandemic is all over I would love to see him. Best Lindsay Henman
- Lindsay Henman
Holly and family, we are sad to hear of your Mom's passing. It truly is a difficult time but we know that you all will have fond and loving memories to sustain you in the days ahead. Sending our condolences and a big hug. ~ Sybil & Bill
- MacLellan
Holly, I am very sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved Mother. I know that the days ahead will be difficult, but go easy on yourself. My deepest sympathy xo
- Nicole Drake
Holly I am so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. You were so close and have many good times to treasure. Take care and know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
- Kathy Patterson
Holly, I am so very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I know that you miss her already but she will be forever in your heart and will always be looking out for you.
- Penny Fawcett
To all of the Braid family. Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of such a sweet lady. Meeting her, on a number of occasions with Nelson, always left me with such a feeling of warmth. Many hugs to Nelson, David, Marion and Holly.
- Gail Bookholt
Holly so sorry for your loss please accept my deepest condolences. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
- Pat Laplante
So sorry to read about Mary passing, we were good friends when we were at Sherwood Forest. We always loved hearing her jokes, and loved her jest for life. Mary will be missed.
- Betty Sawler
David, Robert and Holly and families, I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your families. I remember your mother very well, she was a very sweet lady. You all lived down the road from me on Inverness ave and I babysat for your parents. May she RIP.
- audrey ross

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