Recent Obituaries


Bernard Philip Briand

Bernard Philip Briand age 90 years passed away peacefully with confidence and trust in the Lord on February 23, 2019 at the Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Halifax he was the son of the late Frank Daniel and Elizabeth Jane (Sampson) Briand. Bernard was predeceased by his wife, June, the love of his life in 2002. He was also predeceased by brothers, Curley (Francis), Patrick and sisters Pauline (May) and Bernadette. Bernard is survived by his beloved sister Margaret Arnold, Ottawa and several special nieces and nephews. He spent his working career in the medical supply field starting with J.F. Hartz Company Ltd in 1948 and years later retiring from Ingraham & Bell in 1994. During his working career, Bernard had the opportunity to witness many wonderful advancements in the medical supply industry. Gifted as a handyman and gardener, Bernard shared those talents freely with anyone who needed a helping hand. Bernard was faith filled and charismatically shared his devotion with others through his involvement with various prayer groups in Halifax and Dartmouth, most recently, the Padre Pio Prayer Group at Saint Clement Parish. He truly treasured the many years that he spent with his dear friends at Indian Brook. Bernard was a longtime parishioner of Saint Thomas More Catholic Church where he devoted many of his retirement years to faithfully fulfilling his commitment to many parish ministries. Bernard was awarded the Archdiocesan Medal of Merit by Archbishop Terence Prendergast in 2006 for his meritorious service to his parish and faith community. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Dartmouth Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Saint Thomas More Parish, 15 Caledonia Rd on Saturday, March 9 at 10:00 a.m. followed by a reception in the parish hall. A private burial will take place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope for Wildlife, Seaforth, Nova Scotia. Condolences and remembrances may be made by visiting www.dartmouthfuneral.ca.


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