Funeral services for the Reverend Dr. Everett James Briard will be held on Monday, January 30, 2023. Everett died, surrounded by friends and family at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, after a short stay in the hospital. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Lorna. Loving father of Bruce (Sheila), Mark (Janet), Joy (Steve Sisnett) and Melanie (Paul Calandra); dear grandfather of Rachel, Shayna, Kai, Elliott, Leah, Danielle, Natalie, Olivia and Spencer; and brother of Marilyn (Toronto). Everett was born in Paspebiac, on the Gaspe Peninsula, on June 6, 1930. He was one of three students in Canada to win a prestigious scholarship covering all costs from McGill. This allowed him to attend, and he earned a degree from McGill; he then attended the Presbyterian College from which he graduated in 1954. He ministered in Montreal until 1968 when he moved to West Rouge, Ontario. There, he looked after two congregations until they became self-supporting in 1974. Everett stayed with Grace Presbyterian Church, and while there earned his Doctorate of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary. He retired from full-time ministry in 1997, but even after retirement Everett remained active in the ministry. Everett enjoyed puzzles, board games and socializing with family and friends. He remained a strong man of faith until the end. The family will receive friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Rd., Ajax (Pickering Village), from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, January 28, and Sunday, January 29, 2023. The Funeral will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church , 447 Port Union Road on Monday, January 30, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. A reception will follow the service at Grace. Should family or friends desire, donations to World Vision Canada would be greatly appreciated.