Cruikshank’s Halifax Funeral Home

2666 Windsor Street, Halifax, NS


Rose Mary Briand

January 11, 1927July 21, 2020
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BRIAND, Rose Mary - of Halifax passed away on July 21, 2020 at the Birches Nursing Home in Musquodoboit Harbour, NS. She was a daughter of the late Henry and Alice (Forgeron) Rogers and wife of the late Leo Briand. Rose was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Born in Port Royal, Richmond County, mom was a homemaker whose secondary calling was hospitality. Her door was always opened to visitors and the teapot was never cold. She loved a good game of cards. Mom was at her happiest when out for a drive and a lobster roll with her boys. Rose is survived by her sons, Douglas (Pam) and Wayne (Melanie); granddaughters, Alison (Andrew) Mills, Hilary Briand (Marcus Street), Meaghan (Wade) Haynes, Emily (Daouli) Lengema, Kathleen Briand and Meredith (Bryan) Seifert as well as seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brothers, Leo, Leonard and Raymond and her sisters, Laura and Anita. Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 26 at Cruikshank’s Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor Street, Halifax from 6-8pm. A private family service will be held with burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville, NS. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Mom loved and was loved.


  • Visitation

    Sunday, July 26, 2020


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Gwen Boyd

July 27, 2020

So sorry for your loss. May all your fond memories give your family comfort.
Thinking of you both Doug and Pam and your family.
Gwen and George

Marion Burke Spicer

July 26, 2020

Dear Doug and Wayne and all your families,
I am so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. I have very wonderful memories of you all in your home on Church street, your Mom, Dad and Nanny. I am so glad that I ran into you Wayne and your Mom at the grocery store that day a little while ago, she was sweet and welcoming and had a big hug for me. It meant a lot.
Sending prayers and love to you all.....Marion

Irene (Forrest) Blazevic

July 25, 2020

Briand Family

We are sorry to hear about your loss. Rose was a kind and caring
person. Looked forward to her Christmas cards, the chats and laughts
on our visits, the wonderful meals. (Hilda)

We hope you find comfort in your happy memories.

Cousins: Hilda, Irene and Howard

Barbara Juteau

July 25, 2020

Dear Doug and Wayne & family,

We’re so very sorry for your loss and hope you find comfort in your many happy memories.


Barb and Ralph

Mary Wagner

July 25, 2020

So sorry Doug and Pam to hear of your mothers passsing.

Mary Wagner

Michael Fougere

July 25, 2020

Dear Family,We want you all to know we are very sorry for your loss.
We visited Cape Breton about 12 years ago and visited your Mom and Anita. They made us feel very welcome.
I hope your memories will give you comfort.
Leone and Michael Fougere

Bruce Richards

July 25, 2020

Growing up together, the Briand and Richards families have a lot of memories. Doug and Wayne were daily playmates in our early years, and many days we also spent time with your Mom. Those memories are still strong with me. So sorry to hear this news today, but I know your family have a lifetime of memories that you will never forget.


July 25, 2020

Dear Doug and Wayne sorry to hear about your mom . I know she meant a lot to both of you . My mom [ Laura } was so happy to enjoy the latter years of her life with her sisters Anita and Rose . They had good times over many many card games .

Sharon MacIntosh

July 25, 2020

Dearest Doug, Wayne, Pam, Melanie and your children and grandchildren. I never met Rose but heard of her spoken with such love and tenderness always. "The boys" were such faithful visitors and I was always impressed with the granddaughter visits too. Rose obviously created a family culture of love, caring and sharing. Easy to see in all the wonderful photos. Hugs to all. Shari

Finley Evong

July 25, 2020

Growing up on Church St in Halifax, my buddy Doug lived across the street. Their door was always open and it certainly provided many laughs when you listened to the interactions of Rose, nanny, Doug and Wayne. My very first camping trip as a kid was with the Briand family at Smiley's Park near Windsor.
Rose enjoyed a long life with her two boys beside her always. Although it's sad to loose your mom. no matter what age, I know your going to have many laughs in the future when you recall the countless fond memories, as we do about our mom.
All the best Doug and Wayne. Peace brothers.


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