Maisie Amelia Althea Braye (née Harbin)

September 7, 1945 (Rodgers Cove, NL)

September 12, 2019 (Edmonton, AB)

Maisie loved her God and her family. She was a devoted wife, a loving and tender-hearted mother, and a grandmother who cherished time with her grandchildren. Always giving and forgiving, she spent much of herself for the sake of others. She loved her church family, and as cancer ravaged her body, she deeply missed regularly attending worship services.

She grew up in the Gander Bay, NL area, married in Labrador City, NL (May 4, 1966), gave birth to three boys, then moved to Windsor, NL (~1975). After moving to Fort McMurray, Alberta (September 1978), Maisie’s love as a mother would soon compel her to the operating room; in November 1979, she selflessly donated a kidney to her oldest son. A stay-at-home mom during her sons’ growing up years–and always an industrious wife– she eventually re-entered the workplace as a cook. Her passion for the kitchen led her to work for the Greater Edmonton Foundation, and her service to the seniors’ community ended at Edmonton Grace Manor with her retirement. During her work years, she returned to school as a mature student, earning her Red Seal Journeyman Certificate in Culinary Arts from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (September 10, 1997). Her battle with cancer began in 2013, ending peacefully at St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital, her husband of 53 years beside her. She died knowing that the best was yet to come, that among the many Christ-bought blessings and eternal pleasures she would enjoy in heaven is a new body, forever unblemished by incurable diseases, never again to succumb to horrible things like cancer. O death, where is thy sting! Yet, words fail to express how deeply many will miss her. She loved much and was much loved.

Maisie is survived by her loving husband, Don; her three sons, Todd (Bev), Darryl (Gerri), and Chris; her granddaughters, Brianne, Georgia, Allie, and Anna; and her siblings, Bill (Annie), Scott (Betty), David (Mickey), Edith (Barry), Edna (Carl), and Ronnie (Marion). She is predeceased by her parents Harold and Netta Harbin, sister Ethel Leyte, and sister-in-law Daisy.

The Funeral Service will be held at Meadowlands Baptist Church, 2215 17 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, September 21, at 11:00 am with a  Public viewing from 10:00 am – 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Cystinosis Research Foundation:

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Olive & Joe Pickett

Don, Todd, Darryl, Chris & families, so sorry for your loss, Maisie was a lovely, kind lady & will be missed by so many, our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this difficult time. May cherished memories bring you moments of comfort & lasting peace surround your grieving heart. Love & hugs.

Blaine And Tracy

Chris and Nichole and family,

Trace and I are so sorry for your loss.
The poem below always helps me when I am missing my loved ones. Hopefully it can help you with your grief.

Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
By Mary Elizabeth Frye

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

Larry & Elizabeth White

Don, Todd, Darryl, and Chris. I just happened on Todd’s FB and saw Maisie’s Obituary. This is a shock, and we think of your families at the Promotion to Glory of a loving wife, Moyher and Grandmother. She is in a better place with no suffering.
We remember her fondly.

Elaine Braye (Major)

To Don and Family
My heart aches for all of you during this difficult time. Please accept my deepest condolences. Maisie was a wonderful Christian Woman who always showed great love and kindness to me over the years. I have a beautiful afghan in my living room to remind me always of a beautiful lady that came into my life many years ago and treated me as one of her own. My recipes also remind me of a lady who cooked and baked and shared her gift of hospitality with all of us. I know Maisie is ok, in fact she is more tan ok. ‘ No more suffering, no more pain, Jesus promised Maisie a home over there.’. In this time of grief, hold on to God’s Promise of Peace, Comfort and Hope. Thinking about all of you and sending Love and Prayers to you.

Kim Ryan

Chris & Nicole; so sad to hear of your Mom’s passing, thinking about you both. Our thoughts & prayers are with you both. Love from Kim, Fred & Drew.

Randy Braye and family

So sad to hear of Aunt Maisie’s passing.I will remember her as a kind , loving and caring person.
To Uncle Don and cousins Todd, Darryl and Chris take care and never forget that to have had a wonderful mother is a gift to be cherished forever.

Fred, Kim, & Drew Ryan

Chris & Nicole so sad to hear of your Moms passing, thinking about you both. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. Love you guys!

Shirley and Barry Lane

Don , this evening I found out about Maisies passing through my cousin Joe (Olive) Pickett. It was through them that we got to meet you and Maisie. You welcomed us into your home with open arms on Christmas Eve, took us to church, fed us a delicious Turkey dinner and the sweetest thoughtful gift under the tree. Although 19 yrs ago we met you it feels like yesterday…..please know Barry and I are deeply sorry for your lost.
May fond memories CLING!
Take care,
Shirley and Barry

Nancy Piercey

Don,Todd,Darryl,Chris. Words cannot describe how much my heart is aching for you all,you have lost a wife and mother,I lost a dear friend,we laughed together,cried together and shared many heart felt secrets,Maisie was a genuine person so caring and loving,always ready to give of herself to help others.I will always cherish our friendship,love to all,God Bless, Nancy Piercey

Florence Kelly

Although I did not know Maisie or her family, I am good friends with Maisie’s sister, Edna Curlew. I am so sorry for your loss, just listening to you Edna, speak of Maisie, your heart was always overflowing with love for her, and I know that , that love will continue with your memories, and the time you’ve have spent there over the last few weeks could never be replaced.. Edna , you often told me you admired and looked up to Maisie like a Mom, so I can only imagine how heartbroken you are. Stay strong, hold your memories and know she is at peace and you will see her again. We Love you. Florence & Kevin

Cathie and Ray Harris – Majors

Dear Don, Todd, Darryl and Chris: We think of you with love at this time. We pray that God will enfold you in love and peace. We have wonderful memories of Maisie’s goodness and practical service in the corps at Fort McMurray. Cathie still has a beautiful, warm sweater that Maisie knit for her. We remember her with gratitude and thank God for her life.

David Braye

Uncle Don & Family
Thinking of you all. Remembering Aunt Maisie for her kind and gentle spirit. Praying that God’s presence, promises, peace, provision and protection will be yours in these tumultuous days. Blessings!

Mark Braye

We’ll always remember Aunt Maisie as a wonderful lady. We’re sending our thoughts, love, and prayers to Uncle Don and the rest of the family. May God surround you with his presence during this difficult time. Blessings.

Mark, Nancy, Hannah, and Micah

Rhonda McLennon

Uncle Don, Todd, Darryl, Chris and family…so sad to hear of Aunt Maisie’s passing, but happy that she is no longer in pain but rejoicing with her Lord and Saviour in Heaven. I am so glad I got to visit with her a few weeks ago. She was the best cook and baker and I will always remember her wonderful short bread cookies. Precious memories you all have will help sustain you through this difficult time.

Marie Cole

Uncle Don , Todd ,Darryl and Chris so sorry to hear of Aunt Maisie ‘s passing . Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in the coming days. Your cherished memories of her will be with you always

Meta Eastman

Uncle Don, Todd, Darryl,and Chris, my heart goes out to you at this time and I pray your faith and memories will help keep you strong. Aunt Masie is no longer in pain and because of her love of God is now sitting at the feet of Jesus. God bless each of you and He will give you His peace. Prayers and Blessings.

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