Ronald Matthew Briggs

In Memorial

August 28, 1930 – June 29, 2012 . With deep sadness our family announces the passing of our much loved husband, father, and grandfather, and great grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 58 years Madelene, and their three children, Pam(Roy), Mark(Brenda) and Rhonda. Granddaughters Deanna(Landon)Tara, Olivia and great grandchildren Tennyson and Gray. Please join us to celebrate Rons remarkable life on August 18th at 1PM at Gizeh Shriners 3550 Wayburn Drive, Burnaby, B.C.

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  1. Madeline
    So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing…sincerest sympathy to you and your family.
    You may not remember me, but I worked with Ron many years ago at IAC in Edmonton…my name then was Doris Lyle.

    Doris Owen
    Edmonton, AB

  2. Robert Czop :

    It is sad to lose a friend of 65 years We shared some important periods in your life. The most important was when we met Madelene I am sorry your gone, but now you are free of pain.

    Your life time friend

    Bob

  3. Adrianne Boothroyd :

    It is with great sadness that I read that Ron Briggs had passed away. On behalf of the MS Society, myself and people who Ron assisted I would like to extend our deepest sympathy. I had the opportunity to work with Ron for many years through the MS Society’s Volunteer Legal Advocacy Program(VLAP). Ron Briggs was instrumental in helping people living with MS fill out their CPP Disability application forms as well as Long Term Disability Forms. He truly made a difference in the lives of people with MS. Ron was an amazing individual who volunteered countless hours to help staff learn about navigating the forms and many more hours helping individuals fill out the forms. MS Society staff constantly referred people in need to Ron and he always responded. His calm, kind and encouraging style truly assisted those in need. For this, we are grateful. Ron helped to spearhead the VLAP and this program continues to assist people living with MS around BC. Ron was an amazing man and having the opportunity to learn and work with him was truly an honor.

  4. Jerry and Shelia Stenstrom :

    Madeline and Family
    our sincere condolences on the passing of Ron.
    We will think of you often.
    jerry and Sheila

  5. Betty Salter :

    So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. He was a member of our Abbotsford MS Support Group for many years. He was a great guy and a great friend.

  6. Verna Anderson :

    Madelene and Family – so very sorry to read about Ron’s passing. I’m not sure if you remember me. I used to babysit for you when you lived in Glenayre. I’ll always be thankful for the way Ron shaped my life. He hired me “just for the summer” at IAC in New Westminster the year I graduated from high school. Well I spent the rest of my career days in the finance business, most notably 34 years with Trans Canada Credit. I wish I could have told him thank you for giving me that opportunity. And I also remember sharing corned beef sandwiches and pickles with you in your back yard. Those were good days. Nice memories. Once again, so very sorry for your loss.
    Verna Anderson (nee Hyra)

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