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Mary Brake


Mary Brake

   It is with great sadness the family of Mary Virginia ("Jenny" Gale) Brake announce her passing on Friday, June 4, 2021. She passed away peacefully at The Moncton Hospital, at the age of 55, after her ten year battle with cancer. The majority of this time she was living in Lincoln, NB, where she worked as a registered nurse for the extra mural program of Oromocto.

   Her passion and calling in life was her work, which she embraced whole heartedly. She enjoyed camping at Chipman Waterfront Campground, spending time with friends, hiking, gardening, snowshoeing, knitting, and especially, spending time with her grandbabies.

   She leaves with loving and fond memories, her husband of 34 years, Kevin "Tony" Brake ; son, Tyler Brake; grandbabies, Bella, Lilly, and Willow Brake; daughter-in-law and mother of her grandbabies, Chrissy Brake. Jenny also leaves behind her heartbroken parents, Pius and Cecilia Gale of South Branch, NL; sisters, Kathleen Sweetapple (Jim), Margo Gale (John); nieces, Gale Gillam, Alexandra and Megan Frank; nephew, Alexander Sweetapple; aunt, Mary (Ted) Aucoin; and many extended family and friends.

   Predeceased by her sister and brother-in-law, Maureen and Craig Gillam and nephew, Stephen Gillam.

   Special thank-you to the staff of palliative ward at the Moncton Hospital, and every team member of the Extra-Mural program who participated in Jen’s care, especially Amanda Cleary who shared many laughs with Jen. The family especially wishes to extend their utmost gratitude and appreciation to Jen’s family physician, Dr. Ravneet Comstock.

   Family and friends in NB are invited to a time of visiting at The Salisbury Funeral Home, 3350 Route 106, Salisbury West, NB (506-372-4800) on Saturday, June 19, 2021 from 1 – 2 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint Sylvester’s Roman Catholic Church, South Branch, NL with Fr. A. H. White officiating, on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 11 am with interment to follow. Covid restrictions in place, capacity may be limited.

   If desired, memorials to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.


For now we shall not say goodbye, rather, see you later.


Mary Brake
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;

thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Saturday, June 19, 2021
Visitation Time
1 - 2 pm
Visitation Location
Salisbury Funeral Home

Burial Location
Saint Sylvester’s Cemetery, South Branch, Newfoundland

Requested Charity
Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice