Cruikshank’s Halifax Funeral Home

2666 Windsor Street, Halifax, NS


Sharon Elaine Briand

April 6, 1943July 29, 2019

BRIAND (Cuvelier), Sharon Elaine, 76, of Halifax, passed away in the QEII Health Science Centre on July 29, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was a daughter of the late Gerald (Gerald’s Fish and Chips Truck) and Hazel (Rood) Cuvelier, and grew up in Halifax, where she later graduated from St. Pat’s High School. She married Wayne Briand and raised four kids together, proud to be doing the most important job – being our Mom. Sharon was a stay at home mom and raised us four kids while our Dad held 2-3 jobs to pay the bills. She loved Bingo, darts, cards and bowling. Her main passion was her family, especially her children/grandchildren/great-grandchildren. She could always be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen for a houseful of people and making sure everyone’s belly was full! She was always taking care of everyone else before taking care of herself. Over the past 18 years mom called Samuel Prince Manor home, where she made so many great friendships with everyone even taking a few under her wing as daughters (Melody & Lynn). She was the president of the social committee and organized many events at the building like Darts, Cards, Bingo and Karaoke. Sharon also had many fundraisers to help raise money so they could go on bus tours and trips throughout the year and have special dinners and functions for everyone at the building. She just recently received a volunteer award for all her hard work over the years. Sharon made so many friends there, many of whom were considered family to her and to all of us as well. But most of all she was an amazing mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother to all of us. She took care of each and every one of us like no other could do. She was the kindest, most caring, compassionate and loving person anyone could ever meet. She will be sadly missed and forever loved by all who knew her, especially her family.

Sharon is survived by sister Dale Cuvelier; sons Gerald (Cindy), Christopher, and Mark Briand; daughter Tracy Denney; grandchildren Tracy “BFF” (Damir), Adam “Buddy”, Ashley and Kristopher; great-grandchildren Masondra, Keona, Leah, Amir and Kobe; nephews Mike Cuvelier (Krista), Wally Cuvelier (Paula), Jerome and Neil Sampson and Mike Aucoin. She was predeceased by husband Wayne Briand; brother Wally Cuvelier; as well as Hughie Felix and many aunts and uncles. No Visitation. Memorial Service will be Wednesday, August 7th at 11 am in St Mother Teresa Parish, 6032 Normandy Drive, Halifax. Cremation has taken place. Deacon Len Moore officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Ward 5 Community Center, Spina Bifida Association of NS or Mental Health Nova Scotia. Reception and Celebration of Life to take place following church service at 3792 Novalea Drive, Samuel Prince Manor – Common Room. Condolence to the family may be made at www.cruikshankhalifaxfuneralhome.com

My Mom was a miracle worker. With little money she always managed to put clean clothes on me, take a few cans of food and make it seem like a feast, squeeze her budget so that she could buy me that thing I just had to have, be my nurse, teacher, counselor, cook, maid, and friend, and still greet the world with a smile. Others may have had more money than we did, but no one had a better Mother. -Jane Craft


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Catherine Shanks

August 11, 2019

OH my goodness. I just heard this morning. I’m so sorry for your loss, and for mine. I adored her.

Bonnie Cluney

August 6, 2019

So sorry for your loss, she will be dearly missed.

Bonnie and Buff Cluney, Raymond, Sarah and Family,
June Broyden, Inglis Publicover and Ethel Brine

Paul Holmes

August 2, 2019

I moved to Halifax in October 1972 and Sharon was one of the first people that I was lucky enough to meet. My first impression was that Sharon was a kind hearted and fun person to know. It wasn’t too long before I became a regular visitor at the Briand household.

Wayne and I would often join in sharing various refreshments while I was there. I remember after a certain amount of time would pass Sharon would say, Paul, I think it’s time you had a sandwich and within what seemed like seconds there would be a sandwich in front of me, whether I wanted it or not, of course there was no way that I could resist it.

I will miss her greatly but I look forward with great hope to our next meeting. Love you Sharon.


August 2, 2019

Ah, if it were not for Sharon when I was growing up, life would have been a lot more trying! I remember all the movies and toast and cocoa after she got you kids to bed. All the meals at almost all hours. The Christmas shopping at Zeller's. The total house cleaning, often on Christmas Eve. How excited she was when I had my babies, and how I'd go there after I dropped Paul at work and ride out the morning sickness! Nothing was a bother for her. I will miss her!

Paulette Dann

August 1, 2019

A great friend. Will miss you Sharon. Keeping you in my prayers
Love Paulette