November 8, 1957 – July 10, 2010
Harold (Harry) Braun passed away at the age of 52 years on July 10, 2010 in Calgary, AB after a courageous eleven year battle with brain cancer.
Harry was born on November 8, 1957 in Calgary, AB to John and Johanna Braun, as their first Canadian born child. He grew up in a loving happy home. He attended and graduated from Sir Winston Churchill High School, and continued his education where he obtained his Engineering Technology Diploma from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. He worked alongside his father and his brothers in the construction industry lending a strong hand to all his tasks. In his youth, he was a car enthusiast and a skier. He also went on frequent bike trips, once travelling from Calgary to Banff with his cousin Rick Harms. Later in life his biggest passion was being a proud and devoted father to his three sons. A highlight in his life was spending time with his boys including a recent family trip to Victoria touring the Town, whale watching, and just enjoying life. Harry was a loving father, son, brother and cousin. He was always the first to show his support and kindness to people. He had a gentle unassuming manner and a dry, fast wit.
Harry is survived by his mother, Johanna Braun; his sons Kyle, Jeremy, and Samuel Braun, mother of his children, Darcy Braun; his sister Heidi Gibson (Stephen); his brothers, Rudy (Lottie) Braun, Gary (Allison) Braun and Rick (Sara) Braun; nieces and nephews, Rebecca, Kaylee, Tyler, Stefan, Krista, Lucas, and Matthew; and large extended family. He was predeceased by his father John Braun in 2005.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Thursday, July 15, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at First Mennonite Church (2600 Richmond Road S.W.) on Friday, July 16, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 944 – 2433. The family wishes to extend its gratitude to the nursing staff at Foothills Medical Centre on Ward 82 and the staff at the Agape Hospice for their compassionate and exceptional care.
In living memory of Harry Braun, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences