Candice M. Brais, 37, of Bourbonnais, passed away Tuesday (June 11, 2019) at Amita Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee.

She was born March 29, 1982, in Decatur, the daughter of Ronald L. and Sharon C. (Fleming) Carr. Candice married Derek Brais on Dec. 21, 2007, in Bloomington.

Candice was a graduate of Pontiac Township High School. She was a manager in training at Walgreen’s in Kankakee. Candice enjoyed babysitting, hiking and watching movies with her husband. She loved spending time with her daughters and making people happy. Candice was a lover of all animals.

She was a member of Adventure Christian Church in Bourbonnais.

Surviving are her husband, Derek Brais, of Bourbonnais; two daughters, Kaylee Brackney and Addy Brais; mother, Sharon Carr, of Pontiac; one sister, Holly Rogers, of Pontiac; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Jane and Kirk Brais, of Bourbonnais; one brother and two sisters-in-law, Ron and Kyra Carr, of Franklin, Tenn., and Christine and David Sosnowski, of Manteno; brother-in-law, Jason and Brittany Pfeffer, of Nashville, Tenn.; and lifelong friend, Silvia Vega, of Pekin.

Her father preceded her in death.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais. An additional time for visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday, June 15, until the 11 a.m. funeral service, also at the funeral home. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services.

Memorials may be made to her daughter’s education.

“I’m not gone ... I’m simply enjoying the next stage of my journey; so please be happy for me and trust that we shall meet again...”

Please sign her online guestbook at


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