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BRAUN – Harold

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 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.

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  1. Our hearts go out to all who knew and appreciated Harry. He was always one who smiled and was there for a kind word and an interesting conversation. He demonstrated a caring and quiet manner to all around him. We know that he touched all who knew him, most expecially his three sons, his sister, his brothers and his parents. We trust that you will always be who you are because you knew him.
    With Love,
    Rosie and Herb

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  2. Dr. Miriam and Friedhelm Mollering :

    Heidi, Steve and family: Our prayers and sympathy are with you and your family. It has been a long battle for Harry and he never gave up – even ushering when his health was a challenge; nevertheless he pressed on. And now he has entered his place of rest safe at home with Jesus. May God comfort you and all your family. Psalm 91.

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  3. Fran Cusack :

    To Heidi and all of your family,

    I am deeply saddened to hear of Harry’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.



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  4. Brian and Sylvia Enns :

    We knew Harry mainly through our association with the rest of his family, but that led us to know how much he was appreciated and loved. Our thoughts are with all of you in your loss and we know that your memories of him will always stay with you.

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  5. The Blinn Family :

    Johanna and family,

    We have just heard of your loss of Harry. You have our deepest sympathies and as neighbours and friends if there is anything we can help you with please let us know.

    Darryl, Christine and Alanna Blinn

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  6. To the Braun family, I have always cherished the times spent with Harry, Darcy the kids and all of you during our visits and the wonderful Sunday dinnners. I witnessed the love Harry had for all of you as you did him. You are all so blessed to have had each other. I will always remember Harry working very hard to take care of his family and his funny sense of humor. I know your faith will carry you through. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    To Darcy, Kyle, Sammy and Jeremy: Your Dad will be missed by many people; Your Papa, Grandma, Chevy and uncles were sadened to hear of his passing. We all have good memories of your Dad. He was a good man and helped raise great kids. I wish I could be there for you. I love you all. I take comfort in the fact you have your faith, a wonderful family by your side as well as each other.
    Luv you, Auntie Enid

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  7. Andre and Jennifer Beaudin :

    Rick, Sara and Family – we are so very sorry for your loss and will be thinking of you all in the coming days.

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