T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel

755 George Street, Sydney, NS


Sharon Ann Lafford

November 6, 1960November 2, 2019

Following a 7 year battle with cancer, Sharon Ann Lafford (nee Bernard) of Eskasoni, at the age of 58 years began her journey into the spirit world from home surrounded by her family on November 2nd, 2019. She was born on November 6, 1960 at St. Martha’s hospital in Antigonish.

Sharon will be remembered for her infectious laugh, bright eyed smile and great cooking. She was a foster parent for over 25 years with over 30 kids being welcomed into their home. She was employed as a Fisher woman (since 91) Fisher and Oyster Farmer, Teacher’s Aid, Eskasoni School board member, Tractor trailer driver, Actress in Disney’s movie “Squanto”, in-home baker, and professional gambler.

She was predeceased by both her parents, Caroline Bernard (nee Isadore) and Walter Bernard from Afton. Her brothers; Henry Googoo and Donald Googoo both from Waycobah.

Sharon is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, John Henry Lafford and their daughters; Tashia Lafford (Jared), Membertou, Tammy Lafford (Lowell) Eskasoni, Helen Lafford (Brandon) Tobique, Annie Marie Googoo, Eskasoni and son, Simon RJ Denny. Also by stepchildren; Trudy Paul, Eskasoni and Melody Paul, Maine, grandchildren, Treven, Quincy, Baby John, Carmelina, Lyric, Lyra, Step-grandchildren, Leia, Sheneyah, Alexis, Kadin, Christopher, Julie, Jacen and Jaina, God-children, Edward ‘Bun-bun’ Googoo and Anderson Johnson, siblings, Barbara Googoo, Betty Googoo, Shelia Watson, Eunice Bernard, Nancy Bernard, Wayne Sylliboy and Danny Paul, best friends, Ron O’Shea, Cathy Wallis, Lea Paul and Muriel Knockwood, who was like a sister to her. Also by countless nieces, nephews, cousins, double up buddies, PEI bingo buddies, card playing buddies and sundance brother and sisters.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday Nov 5, 2019 at 140 Castle Bay Rd. Eskasoni after 7pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday Nov 7, 2019 at Holy Family Parish, Eskasoni at 10:30am with Fr. Asor presiding. Salite to follow service. To leave online condolences, please visit www.twcurry.com.


  • Caroline (Isadore) Bernard, Mother (deceased)
  • Walter Bernard, Father (deceased)
  • John Henry Lafford, Husband
  • Tashia Lafford (Jared), Daughter
  • Tammy Lafford (Lowell), Daughter
  • Helen Lafford (Brandon) Tobique, Daughter
  • Annie Marie Googoo, Daughter
  • Simon RJ Denny, Son
  • Trudy Paul, Stepchild
  • Melody Paul, Stepchild
  • Barbara Googoo, Sister
  • Betty Googoo, Sister
  • Shelia Watson, Sister
  • Eunice Bernard, Sister
  • Nancy Bernard, Sister
  • Henry Googoo, Brother (deceased)
  • Wayne Sylliboy, Brother
  • Danny Paul, Brother
  • Donald Googoo, Brother (deceased)
  • Grandchildren: Treven, Quincy, Baby John, Carmelina, Lyric, Lyra

    Step-grandchildren: Leia, Sheneya, Alexis, Kadin, Christopher, Julie, Jacen and Jaina

    God-children: Edward 'Bun-bun' Googoo and Anderson Johnson

    Best friends: Ron O'Shea, Cathy Wallis, Lea Paul and Muriel Knockwood

    Also survived by countless nieces, nephews, cousins, double up buddies, PEI bingo buddies, card playing buddies and sundance brothers and sisters.


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 5, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, November 7, 2019


Sharon Ann Lafford

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Heidi Stevens

November 15, 2019

Just want to say Sharon was a beautiful soul on this earth. You made a beautiful family here and touched so many lives I have greatest appreciation for your loving kindness and Johns Snowman to my family I will never forget Love and prayers your friends forever Heidi AArin and Pete Stevens