With her family by her side, Kate Bragg peacefully passed away April 2, 2017.
Kate was born Nov. 16, 1921 in Edmonton, AB to the late Emmy Jane (Robins) and Elijah Rumley. She lived in Alberta until she was 17. She then moved to Northwestern Ontario with her mom after her dad passed away.
Here in NWO she met her true love, Leo Bragg and they were united in marriage on Aug. 27, 1942
at the International Falls border.
They renewed their vows 20 years later at Leo’s bedside on Aug. 15, 1962 by Father Louie O’Bain just before Leo passed away.
Kate spent most of her career as a cook. She worked cooking for various tourist camps, the military and at the Off Lake Inn with her daughter.
Her family loved her pumpkin cookies, Swedish meatballs, homemade carrot cake and her fine pies—especially her lemon meringue.
She loved spending time with her family and friends and always made a point of staying in touch and visiting everyone. She love all animals, most particularly horses. She also spent her free time gardening and woodworking.
Kate loved music and to play various instruments. Her favorite song was “Oh Danny Boy” and she requested it every time she had a chance.
Those who knew Kate knew her favourite pastime of all was to go gambling. Her favourite was Bingo but more specifically the slots. She always loved telling the stories of the times she won the big one.
She was predeceased by her husband, Leo; her son Bentley; her sisters, Clara and Isabelle; and brothers, Bill, Tom, Jim and Norm.
She is lovingly survived by her son, Raymond (Evelyn) Bragg of LaVallee, ON; and daughter, Evelyn (Ralph) Garand of Hope, BC.
She also is survived by her grandchildren, Sue (Mark Nagant) Fletcher; Darren (Denise) Bragg, Janet (Jason) Kuiack, Linc (Debbie) Garand, Randy (Phyllis) Garand, Kelly (Ian Harman) Garand, Sheila Garand, Khrysti (Ray) Bousfield and Steven Bragg; her great-grandchildren, Melissa, Caitlin, Corburn, Hailey Payton, Jasmine, Jarrod, Janelle, Ryan, Phillip, Dillon, Cassandra, Michael, Austin, Draydon, Jordan, Landon, Bentley, Harley, Wyley and Melani; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Kate was a special lady who touched the hearts of many. She loved her time living in the country and all of
the friends she made over the years. She will be missed by so many.
At the family’s request, there will be no funeral service and private family graveside ceremonies will take place some time in the summer of 2017. Her wish was to be laid to rest with her mom, husband and son.
Online condolences can be offered at www.northridgefuneralhome.com
To my grandma
my special friend,
I want to thank you
for being you, for being
my friend and for
allowing and trusting me
to take care of you.
You have taught me
more than you could
ever imagine about life,
its meaning and
Often you would worry over the past years and saying that you didn’t want
to be a bother to me,
that you didn’t want
to burden me with
Grandma, you were
never my burden –
you were always my gift.
I will love you for always
and I will miss you forever.
I never have to worry because I know you’re
Until we meet again
my dear friend.
I love you
Susy – aka – pooh