Frederick Randall “Fred” Briggs Obituary
With deep sadness and much love, the family of Frederick Randall “Fred” Briggs of Coldbrook, formerly of Dartmouth, announces his peaceful passing in his sleep on Saturday, July 30, 2022, in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Fredericton, NB in 1935, he was a son of the late Josephine (Purves) and Charles Raymond Briggs.
After retiring in 1991 from a technical career with CBC-TV, Halifax, Fred enjoyed a lengthy and active retirement. He loved hunting, fishing, travelling, spending time with family and friends, playing many card games and barbecuing.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Willa (nee McElman); sons, David (Betty, deceased) and Steven (Margo); daughter, Lorinda (Larry) Barnett; grandchildren, Tonya, Blake, Zachary, Neil and Adam; great-grandchildren, Theo, Felix, Arthur, Josie, Henry and Eric; and his sister, Angela (David) Faubert.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Rae Rowan; brother, John (Wilverna) Briggs; daughter-in-law, Betty Briggs and brother-in-law, Maurice Rowan.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Fred’s life will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 5, 2022 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. Interment will take place at a later date in Lakeville Corner, NB. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.