It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of beloved husband, father and grandfather, Brian Keith Edwards, age 65, on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born on February 10, 1955 in Sydney, Brian was the son of the late George and Edith (Mullins) Edwards and grandson of the late Kenneth and Emma Mullins and the late Dan and Muriel Edwards.
Brian was employed with Crombie REIT for the past 32 years retiring in February 2020. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church and was involved in many ministries and part of the morning show, Praise FM Radio Station, which he loved so much. Brian had much compassion for Hope Project and Lighthouse, which do tremendous work in our communities helping those in need.
Brian is survived by his wife of 34 years, Debbie (Head) Edwards; sons, Jeremy (Heather), Lower Sackville and Chad at home; grandson, Caiden, Lower Sackville; siblings, Bob (Brenda), Edie, Susan (Joe), all of Sydney; as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.
Besides his parents and grandparents, Brian is predeceased by his son, Andrew; sister, Cheryl Lynn; sister-in-law, Earlene and mother and father-in-law, Earl and Louise Head.
The family would like to thank Dr. Melanie Adams and the doctors and nurses of 4B and 4E of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for all their compassion and care of Brian in his time of need.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Brian can be made to Praise FM Radio – Sydney, Hope Project, Special Olympics, Lighthouse or a charity of one’s choice.
A visitation and funeral will be announced when circumstances permit.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Sending my condolences to everyone during this difficult time.
From: Charlene Pertus
Cousin Debbie and family sorry to here about your loss. Brian was a wonderful person. Thinking of you at this time
From: Glenn Poirrier and Family
Debbie & Family
I am so sorry for your losse! I had the opportunity to speak with Brian a few weeks ago when we met in the hospital. In our conversation we spoke of his salvation and Brian was ready when God was. It was very nice to see that Brian’s faith in God was so strong. He will be missed by all who had the privilege to have know him and most of by his Family who Brian was so proud of! Remember God never give a mountain to climb that He does not give the strength climb it. You are all in my prayers.
From: Sandy Langer
My condolences to your family, I worked with Brian in the mall for 29 yrs,always smiling, and available even when not at work his pager or phone was busy, hugs to you all from Shoppers Drug Mart staff..
From: Joyce Betts
I am so sorry for your loss he was a good boss and a great friend our thoughts and prayers go to the family.
From: Joseph Zammit
DEAR Debbie, Chad and Jeremy & family
I am so saddened and sorry to read of Brian’s passing, He was a wonderful, compassionate man. Hugs and prayers to you all.
From: Nadine, Sheldon & Angela Saccary
My deepest condolences to the Edwards family. RIP
From: Joe Mac Dougall
Debbie and Family, with sympathy on your loss of Brian. I worked with Brian for 21 years , he was a great boss and a really nice person to work with. Rest in Heavenly peace Brian .
From: Linda Mcdonald
Debbie, boys and family; So sorry to hear about Brian’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May he rest in peace…God Bless you all.
From: Joanne and Robert Beaton
Dear Debbie, Chad, and Family:
We are so very sad to learn of Brian’s passing. You are such a lovely family and he was a good man. We are praying for you during this most difficult time.
God Bless You
From: Darlene, Barbara, Kevin, and Family
I am so sorry for your loss. Brian was such a kind, quiet man and will be missed by many.
From: Rose Currie
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this sad sad time. God love Brian, he was such a good man, he did so much for others, he was loved by all who knew him and will be sorely missed by all . May he rest in peace for all of eternity safely in the arms of our lord and savior Jesus Christ . I,ll miss you Brian , you were more than just a friend to me, you were my brother, i,ll miss you buddy, see you on the other side.
From: John King
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You have my deepest sympathy and will keep you and your son in prayer. I will miss hearing him making the announcements at church when visiting next.
Debbie and family: It was so sad to hear of Brian’s passing. Brian was a part of the family long before he became a member of the family. He will be greatly missed. At this time when families should be together we are forced to stay apart. Someday ( hopefully soon ) we will be able to get together for a proper good bye. Till then love and virtual hugs from David , Joan , Marcel and Rhiannon
From: David Poirrier
My thoughts and most sincere sympathies are extended to all family members.
To my sister Debbie, Brian was another brother to us. I will miss him dearly. Love you. Nancy
I am sorry for the loss of my lovely cousin Brian. In many ways he was like a big brother to me.
Debbie please accept my sincere condolences for your loss of a wonderful husband and father.
May you feel God’s comfort at this very difficult time.
So sorry to hear about the PASSING of Brian He was a wonderful person and very thoughtful and kind man My THOUGHTS and prayers are with you all , may he RIP
prayers and condolences Debbie and family he will be missed
May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this must difficult time .
Brian was a great man who loved his Lord. Our prayers are with all of his family
My condolences to the family at this most terrible loss. Rest in Peace.
Debbie and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing.. He was such a Good Person.. I am thinking of you all..Rest Easy Brian…Prayers and Love🙏🏻🙏🏻💕…Lena
I would like too send my condolences too the ones left behind and prayers send also so sad at such a young age not fair how we loose the ones we loved prayers are sent
Debbie and Family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Brian. He was such a Good Person. Thinking of and praying for you all.Rest Easy Brian.Gentle Man..🙏🏻🙏🏻💕💕
Brian will be missed. A wonderful man full if passion for Jesus, his family, and those who suffer. Much love to Deb and the boys.
Debbie & Family
Sending our deepest sympathy at this time.
A.F.F.A. Doddy & Bobby Keel
Truro N.S. ( Whitney Pier)
My heart goes out to you all I undetstand how you feel as my husband Al’s service was today. I pray God will give you the strength you need in the days a head. Brain was a kind sweet man I will always remember his smile.
Accept our deepest condolences on the loss of our brother in Christ. He is going to be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with you Debbie and the family.
Sending our sincere condolences to you and your family Debbie. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless. Hugs, love Kenny & Heather
My deepest condolences to you all.
With deepest sympathy and prayers to you and all the family.
Beautiful obiturary for an amazing man. Debbie our thoughts and prayers are with you, Chad and Jeremy
My deepest condolences to all Brian’s family and friends. I hold fond memories of Brian growing up next door to the Edwards family. I was saddened to hear of his passing. Dear God wrap your loving arms around his family as they grieve their loss.
Sincere condolences ..to family and friends ..
Condolences to you and your family Debbie on the passing of your husband
So very sorry for your loss Debbie! Hugs!!
So sorry to hear on the passing of Brian. We all know, he was a great person. Thoughts and Prayers going out to you Debbie and your family. Hugs
Brian was a wonderful brother to me. I love and miss you. Debbie and family we are here for you. Brian will never be forgotten. Bob and Brenda
So sorry for your loss any thing We can do let us know our love and prayers are with you and your family.
Dear Debbie and family. My dad thought so highly of Brian and I appreciated so much their friendship. Dad and my late mom always spoke highly of him. My dad is Ken Kimbley and I am so sorry for your loss. He was such a thoughtful man. Peace be with you. Laura Mercer
Debbie and family, Brian was a wonderful brother to me. very sorry for your loss. Bob Edwards and Brenda Oakley. He is loved and missed.
Hi Bob and Brenda, I am so sorry for your loss, and will pray for strength from God to carry you through.
Our sincerest condolences to you Debbie, Jeremy, Chad and family. Brian was a dear, sweet brother in Christ, gentle as a lamb. His smile and encouragement he gave freely, he has taught us much!
We love you and are here if you need anything.
My condolences to you Debbie & your family, our thoughts & paryers are sent to you .
We are so glad we had time last September to share in a special way with the family. We pay tribute to Brian as a dedicated Christian with a gracious, kind spirit, always. We express our love to Debbie, Chad, Jeremy and all the family, and pray God’s love will embrace and comfort you at this time and always! Elmer and Shirley
Dearest Debbie, Jeremy and Chad, Brian will always represent, for me, what it meant to be a man of God. Soft spoken, kind, gentle, living a life of service to God, his family and his church, to name a few. As long as I knew him, I never heard him ask for anything for himself. As you pass thru these dark waters, may your loving memories give you comfort and may you feel God’s love and peace. Love- Donna
Debbie, Jeremy & Chad: We couldn’t have asked for a better brother in law! Brian was an awesome, kind and caring man whom we loved dearly! Love you all and we are here for you always xoxo
Debbie & family: So sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
To all Family Members, my sincere condolences. I have had the pleasure of engaging with Brian while performing contract work for Crombie, for the entire time of his employment. He was always courteous and great to deal with.
Dear Debbie, Chad and families.so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing.he was agreat man,kind,caringperson.our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Sincerely Joyce Francis,Lynette sampson.
I had the opportunity to interact with Brian over the years when I travelled to Sydney Shopping Centre. He was always as helpful, positive, and social as one could hope for. All the best to the Family. Regards, Marcel Elliott
Our Deepest Sympathy
Debbie and Families;
We were so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. May he rest in peace. God Bless you all…..
Joanne and Bob
I met Brian many years ago after he found my signed paycheck in the parkinglot at work. I never forgot that and thanked him everytime I saw him. Sad for his family and friends to have lost such a nice guy
Debbie, Chad and Family
My sincere condolences for your loss. He was a special man and a wonderful father. I really admired his care, love and dedication to Chad and Chad’s many friends. We will miss him at all our parties. Take care
Debbie and family,
We are very sorry to hear of brian’s passing. We have very fond and precious memories of him in our family. He will be missed very much. If there is anything we can do you you please let us know. Love and prayers aunt Annie, Susanne and eric
Deepest sympathy for your family. Brian was always so nice and kind . He always greeted me with a smile. Always thought he was pretty cool back when I was younger. Rest in peace Brian. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Debbie, Jeremy, Chad and family.
My deepest sympathy to Brian’s family. I just learned of Brian’s passing and am very sad as I know he looked forward to his retirement. I came to know Brian in the last couple of years as I did some casual work at the Crombie admin office at the shopping Center. Blessings to the family and may Brian RIP 🙏🏻.