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Olliemae Braynen

Olliemae Braynen

3/14/2016 12:53:51 PM

Olliemae Braynen was born in Nassau, Bahamas, on September 2, 1938, the daughter of the late Bruce Braynen (deceased) and Ruth Clarke (deceased). Ollie as she was affectionately called was educated in New Providence at the Western Senior School and Roseville High School, West Palm Beach, Florida.

She began her employment as a housekeeper in private homes of many, and thereafter she worked at the Mayfair Hotel for many years as a waitress in which she took pride in doing; giving service with a smile.  Her final place of employment was the Princess Margaret Hospital for nineteen (19) years as a head cook assigned to the Private Ward.  She was passionate about her job as it was displayed in her presentation to those she served until her pre-retirement due to the onset of illness.

Ollie continued to care for herself until she was unable to and her children sought assistance from several live-in caretakers who became friends and family to her over the long period of her confinement.  Her illness began to deteriorate and her sight and ability to walk became diminished.  Even throughout all of her challenges, her spirit was never broken and it was evident in her voice when her friends and family would call to check on her.   They would look forward to their visits as she would often have words of encouragement for her family and friend especially her children and grand children.  Because of her inability to see, her other senses were heightened along with her spiritual relationship with God.  She went from a loving mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin, godmother and friend to a spiritual advisor.  You would often hear her say to the grandchildren, “Grammy praying for you”.   

On Tuesday, 8th March, 2016, she had to be admitted to the Princess Margaret Hospital where she fought her last fight.  On Sunday, 13th March 

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