Braden Mare

Mare, Braden James

August 24, 1988 – May 21, 2010


“Let Me Go”

We’ve known lots of pleasure,

At times endured pain,

We’ve lived in the sunshine and walked in the rain.

But now we’re separated

And for a time apart,

But I am not alone—You’re forever in my heart.

Death always seems so sudden, and it is always sure,

But what is oft’ forgotten—It is not without a cure.

There may be times you miss me, I sort of hope you do,

But smile when you think of me,

For I’ll be waiting for you.

Now there’s many things for you to do,

And lots of ways to grow,

So get busy, be happy, and live your life,

Miss me, but let me go. ~ Anon


Braden is survived by his mother Susan of Elkford, father Donald of Princeton, brother Clifford of Elkford, great-grandmother Vida Carter of Kelowna, grandmother Bonnie Hudon of Mississippi, Uncle Scott (Leslie) Carter of Stony Plain, AB., Aunt Cindy (Wayne) Patterson of Calgary, AB.,

Aunt Maryanne (Bruce) Campbell of 100 Mile House, Aunt Lisa of Surrey, Uncle Ron Mare of Abbotsford, cousins; Steve, Brian, Krystle, Kyle, Blaine, Bryce, Brodie, Cassie, Josh, Curt, Chyanne, Riley, Martin, Elizabeth, Dakota and Tanya, and many friends.

Braden, a graduate of Princeton Secondary School in 2006, will be remembered for his wonderful smile, and amazing sense of humour; his taste in hats, (red caps only please); his love for his trucks and “muddin”; and especially that of his love of the Monster, “Firestorm.”

Most of all, Braden will be remembered for the pleasure he brought to those who knew and loved him, and are grateful for having the opportunity to watch him live his dream.