Michael Ignatius Brake

Michael Ignatius Brake

St. Fintan’s, NL

Aug. 12, 1950 – Apr. 29, 2021


The Family of the late Michael Ignatius Brake would like to announce that he passed peacefully at Sir Thomas Roderick Hospital with his wife Marilyn at his side, holding his hand.  He has left to mourn his loving Wife Marilyn of 50 years, his Children; Marilyn Anne Brake (Mark McEachren), Michael Joseph  (Stephanie) Brake, Denise (Johann)Cenowa, and Tracy (Ashley) Alexander, his Grandchildren; Megan, Grayson, Liam, Brandon, Kaitlyn, Charlye, Robert, Katie, Joey, Mathew, Holly, Autymn, and Ashlynn, his Great Grandchildren; Chad, Clayton, Myaa, Autumn, Alex, Lucas, Kensley and Cenowa, his Brothers; Gerard (Vivian), Wayne (Joanne), Jerome (Winnifred), Brian (Loretta), Harold (Iona), Ross (Jenny) and Aloysius (Suzanne), his Sisters; Vivian (Gerard) Bennett, Judy (Ivan) Gosse and Dianne (Bill) Scott, his Mother-in-law Aline Giles, his Sisters-in-law; Ruth (Gary) Roche, Linda Giles, and Brenda (Earl) Henneberry, his Brother-in-law Vernon (Leslie) Giles  as well as a large number of nieces, nephews and other family and friends.  He was Pre Deceased by his Parents Michael and Mary Brake,  his Nephew Caelan, his Father-in-law Murray Giles and his Brother-in-law Stephen Giles.


Michael was very musical and could play any instrument. He loved to get together with his friends and family to play and when he was able to, went out around the communities with his buddies Paul, Martin, George and Clare and played for community events and church services.

He had a way about him that could make you smile and laugh even in the saddest times and anyone who knew him loved him.

He loved his family unconditionally and had a heart of gold. The love for his wife Marilyn was known to all and he expressed it to her several times a day even in his last days with us.

His family would like to thank the nurses, doctors and staff for going above and beyond in caring for Michael during his time in hospital. Especially the nurses in his unit who showed true compassion and kindness and certainly made his last days easier for not just him but for his family as well.

We would also like to thank Dr. Dwyer who was his family doctor and also cared for him in the hospital. She is someone he looked up to and respected and made sure he was well taken care of during his time in hospital.


We won’t take the good times for granted, for things keep changing each day, make time to be with the ones that you love, let nothing stand in your way.


We don’t know what waits round the corner, we never know what lies ahead. So just for a moment we will forget all our troubles and count all our blessings instead.


Until we meet again…