BRIAND – Joseph Arthur, 67 of Liverpool, NS passed away at Queens General Hospital, Liverpool on Jan 24th, 2012.
Born in L’Ardoise, Cape Breton and grew up in Grand River, Cape Breton, he was the son of the late Joseph & Margaret (MacIsaac) Briand.
Joe was a crane operator by trade and worked on various construction sites and spent the majority of his career working on the offshore drilling rigs. He also drove bus for Acadian Lines. He lived in Dartmouth for many years where he raised his family and has lived in Liverpool the last 16 years.
He is survived by his partner Marsha Whynot, his sons Paul (Karen) Briand, Michael (Marge) Briand, Marcel (Christina) Briand, his daughter Maureen Briand (Stephen Ling), a stepdaughter Amy Whynot (Sarah Croxen), 8 grandchildren; Ryan, Kyle, Alexandra, Josee, James, Zachary, Max & Isaac and also by Mary Briand (mother of his children). Also surviving is a sister Patricia of Ont., brothers Morton of BC and Wally of AB. and William “Billy” (Florence) MacIsaac of B.C.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by his sister Bernadette (Bob) Warwick.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool where visitation will be Sunday, January 29th, 2012 from 7 until 9 p.m.. Funeral service will be Monday, January 30th, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in St. Gregory’s Catholic Church, Liverpool. Father Brian Murphy officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Liverpool. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Dianne & David Wamboldt
We were so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. We’ve had many good chats and alot of laughs with him at the Ground Search Hall.
Hold tight to the good memories.
Tish & Richard
So sorry for your loss Marsha, May you find the strenght in your good memories ,Tish & Richard .
valerie & gary joudrey
marsha so sorry to hear about joe. may you hold onto all the memories you both shared
South Shore Innovative Learning Centre Staff & Students
Dear Marsha, we are so sad to hear about Joe, We are thinking of you and your family. xo
Darlene, John & Megan Chandler
Marsha, we are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and your family at this time and if you need anything at all, let us know. xo
Wendy and Trevor
Marsha we are very sorry for your loss,We both loved Joe from the very first time we met him.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and when you need comfort got to the wonderful memories you shared with Joe.
Robin & Doug Sperry
Marsha sorry to hear about your loss our prayers goes out to you .May God Bless You
Sorry to hear about your lost .our prayers goes out to you .May God Bless You
Dear Marsha so sorry to hear about Joe he will be missed very much to all that new him. our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time
Sorry to hear of Joe’s passing…Ginny and I send our condolences.May you find strength in each other…..
Peggy and Junior Dalby says
So very sorry to hear of Joe”s passing. Keep all your best memories close to your heart. Our thoughts are with you.God Bless.
Marsha, so sorry about Joe’s passing. He was a great guy. We all had a lot of good times at Shelley’s parties way back when. Great memories….I am thinking of you during this sad time.
Paul, Shirley and Candace
We are so very sorry to hear of your loss!
God bless you all !
Marsha so sorry to hear about your loss Joe was a very nice man when you are feeling sad think of all the good times you and joe shared he may be gone but you will always have the beautiful memories that you shared with joe.
Eleanor and Garnet
Marsha we were so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Shelley Boens and Keisha
Marsha and Amy : Joe will so be missed by all. He was a great man and you were very lucky to have him into your lives. I will miss talking to him and his stories and laughter. Cherish the memries in your heart as nobody can ever take those away. Love you guys.
Charmaine Colp from Red Deer, Alberta
Marsha and Amy I was saddened to hear about Joe. He was a great man, always could make a person smile! Loved how he would take off his hat so I could rub his head for good luck! Something that I will never forget for sure! Cherish all the memories you have of Joe and remember he is no longer in any pain. Hope he gives Mom and Uncle Buzzie a great big hug and now he gets to finally meet Kelly Ann! huggggggggggggsssssssssss to you both!
love Charmaine and family
Fred & Samantha Murphy (Madison and Morgan)
Marsha & Family,
We were saddened to hear of Joe’s passing. He will be remembered as kind man with a big heart. Take comfort in the memories you all shared with him and hold them close to your hearts. Thinking of you all during this sad time xo
To Marsha and all of Joe’s family,
We are saddened to hear of Joe’s passing. He was a great person and remember all the fun times you have had together. We did have good times together and he was a great person to work for when we drove for your taxi. Take Care and may you find comfort and strength in God to help you through.
Jean Smith and Janet Spicer
We were shocked and saddened to hear about Joe”s passing.He was a good man.Our thoughts and prayers are with you Marsha.
Angela & Herman Ahmad
Marsha and Amy
So very sorry to hear of the passing of Joe. He was such a wonderful
man, with a very kind heart with which he loved his family to pieces. I am so glad you had 16 wonderful years with him. Now keep all your best memories close to your heart…Thinking of you during this difficult time..xo
Angela & Herman and family
Marsha and Amy please know that you are in my thoughts and have my sympathy as you go through the loss of Joe.
ladies auxiliary br 38 liverpool legion
On behalf of the ladies auxilary, we wish to offer condolences to you Marsha and to all the families.
Marsha I am so sorry for your loss, May time ease your pain, take peace know he is now with our creator, and in a much better place. Art & Lynn Malone
Ann and May
Marsha and Amy-
We were so sorry to hear about Joe. He was a great man who
will surely be missed. Want you to know our thoughts and
prayers are with you.
THE GOLDEN POND RESTAURANT
Please accept our deepest sympathy from the Staff of GOLDEN POND.
Marsha, all the thoughts and prayers go to your family and Joe’s family, we will always miss Joe and have a place for him in our heart.
Once a while, we will delivery Lobster Foo Young and Beef Fried Rice to him.
My thoughts are with you Marsha.
Jake & Kathy Tohme
Marcel, Maureen and family
We were so very sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Blanche, Charlene & Carl Veinot
Marsha & Amy:
So sorry to hear of Joe”s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Cherish all the memories that you have. Take care.
Patricia Frazer (Briand)
Marsha and family, the loss of my brother was a great loss, but for all those who love him and were left behind I give my sincere condolences, his memories will be within our hearts forever and always. God Bless everyone. Love Pat Frazer
Raymond & Martine Mills
To all of the family, I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you and yours in your time of need. God Bless
Marsha & Family
I met you and Joe when you adopted a dog from SPCA and you and Joe were so kind you made a great couple.
My thoughts are with you Marsha you must have many great memories with such a kind and gentle man as Joe was.
MICK'S AUTO REPAIR
We was so very sorry to hear of Joe passing away. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family at this sad time.He was a good friend and wil be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.
Tony Keating and Jason Whynot
kelvin & Gladys Wallace
So sorry for your loss to all the family & all that knew him
Curtis & Nancy Daury
Marsha, we are so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. Just know we are thinking of you and if you need a shoulder we are here for you.
Marsha, I was very sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. Take care girl!
Eleanor & Vaughn
Marsha, we were very shocked to hear of Joe’s passing. If you need someone to talk to please call me anytime. Please know we are thinking of you and if you need us we are here for you.
Clyde, Linda and David Whynot
Sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Marsha, Amy and to all of Joe’s family…..got to know Joe from being in Ground Search and Rescue. So sorry for your loss. Keep the memories close to your heart for they cannot be taken away.
Maureen, Paul, Michael, and Marcel:
I am so sorry to hear about your father. You know I always thought the world of Big Bubba. He was always such a cheerful guy and always ready to help add the finishing touch to a prank. (Marcel, you know what I mean). He will be greatly missed, that is for sure. The fond memories you have will always be with you! Love you guys!
Richard & Dale Mckinnon
Marsha,Amy and to all of Joe’s family…..sorry to hear about Joe,We got to know Joe from the Ground Search and Rescue.Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.Keep your memories close to your heart for they cannot be far away!
My thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow.
I am so sorry for your loss. Uncle Joe will live in all of our hearts and memories. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone. Love Michelle, Robert, Andrew, Matthew and Stephanie.
wendy and Fred Wamboldt
You are in our prayers and thoughts. Wendy(Anthony) & Fred Wamboldt.
Harold and Anne,Stephen & Colette,Mark & Hollie Ferguson
Sorry to hear the passing of Joe .Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
There are no words to describe how sorry I am for your loss,Uncle
Joe will Always be in our hearts and minds,Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Love from Renee and Family
una gallant and family
So sorry for your loss, Joe was a good man. Our prayers go out to you and Joe’s family, take care.
Thanks very much everybody for all your thoughts and prayers!!!
My heart goes out to you and your family. Your kindness to me and my mother a few years ago will never be forgotten.
May God help you through these difficult times.
Jane and Roy
dave & tammy leblanc
our thoughts and prayers to the family,we got to know Joe through QGSAR.
Jane and Bill
Marsha so sorry to hear of your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jane and Bill
Marsha so sorry to hear of your loss, our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Mike and Sandra
So sorry for your loss Marsha, be strong and trust in God ,he will get you through this awful time.
So sorry to hear about Joe’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time in your life.