Geraldine Ruth Briand
October 27, 1952 – October 13, 2018
It is with great sadness that the family of Geraldine (Gerry) Briand announces her passing on the October 13, 2018, at the age of 65 years. Geraldine was born in Buchans, Newfoundland to Patrick and Mary Taylor.
Geraldine met and married David Briand (Sr.) of Cape Breton Nova Scotia while he was on posting at CFB Gander and together raised a son, David and daughter Deninne. She was further blessed with two grandchildren, Samuel (Sammy) and David (Davey), whom she loved and enjoyed spending time with. She is predeceased by her father – Patrick Taylor, mother – Mary Taylor, sister – Margaret Barker, sister – Regina Marie Ball, sister – Frances Bemister. Left to mourn are her husband David (Sr.), son David (Kate) and daughter Deninne, her grandchildren Sammy and Davey, sisters; Bridget Ann Barker (widowed), Alexius (Ken) Soady, Eileen Taylor, Andrea (Rick) McNair, brothers; Pat Taylor, Michael (Donna) Taylor, Dennis (Carmel) Taylor, many nieces and nephews, and many wonderful friends and acquaintances.
Geraldine had a very full and active life. She worked at various jobs throughout her time. She was an accountant, a swim instructor and examiner, a barber and a teacher. She also opened and operated a restaurant/coffee bar with a close friend. She loved the outdoors, especially walking on trails with her beloved dog and cross-country skiing. She was an amazing wife, mother and friend to all she met.
Geraldine will be sadly missed by her husband, son and daughter, sisters and brothers, grandchildren and many wonderful friends.
Friends may visit the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, ON, on Monday, October 22, 2018, from 2-4 p.m. A second visitation will be held at St. Theresa’s Parish, Church Street, Buchans, NL, on Friday, October 26, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. until time of the service at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Buchans Community Cemetery, Buchans, NL. For those who wish, a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.