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Alma Jean Brace

Brace, Alma Jean, 86, of Debert, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2019 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, with her family by her side. Born in York Harbour, Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late James and Minnie (Ivany)
Brace, Alma Jean, 86, of Debert, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2019 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, with her family by her side. Born in York Harbour, Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late James and Minnie (Ivany) Parsons. Jean worked in the retail business for many years while also raising their 5 children. In 1975 Jean and her family moved to Debert where she and her husband Gordon owned and operated Gordon Enterprise up until 1982. She was Past President of the U.C.U. in Debert, and was a member of the Debert Baptist Church. Jean enjoyed knitting, crafts and in her later years she was never without her puzzle book. Jean was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and was very devoted in looking after her husband Gordon from 1991 until 2005 during his illness. She is survived by daughters, Jeannie (John) Sheehan of Cranbrook, BC, Debbie (Harold) Barclay of Debert; sons, Leslie (Kathy) Brace and David (Wendy) Brace both of Lower Sackville; Son-in-law Greg (Cheryl) of Cold Lake AB; grandchildren, Shaun, Sheri, Amy, Todd, Scott, Melissa, Nicole, Erin, Carrie, Lindsay, William, Chelsea; great-grandchildren, Christopher, Madison, Morgan, Emily, Jeannine, Tristen, Cailyn, Landon, Amari, Maddox, Ethan, Jessie, Nicholas, Dakota; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Gordon William Brace; daughter, Darlene Joy Blair; brothers, Reginald and his wife Lillian, Ernest and his wife Dorothy, Lloyd and his wife Stella. Arrangements are under the direction of the Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, with visitation Wednesday 6-8 pm and from where funeral service will take place on Thursday at 2 pm. Reverend Valery Kingsbury will officiate with a reception to follow in the funeral home. Burial will take place at a later date in Middle Road Cemetery, Debert. Family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Special thanks are extended to Ruth and the amazing staff at Karlaine Place for the wonderful care and love given to our mom during her stay there the past six years. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Jean’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

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