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Born: Jul 21, 1928

Date of Passing: Jul 31, 2022

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BRIGGS: Frances Myra Briggs (Mitchell). Mom passed away July 31, 2022 at the Souris Hospital. Mom was born on July 21st, 1928 in Hartney Manitoba at Mrs. Forbes's nursing home. She lived on the farm at Melgund Manitoba and went to Melgund School across the road until she was 16. She attended Hartney School until she graduated from grade 12. After graduating, she went to Brandon Business College for six months. She wanted to go to nursing school, however it was too expensive to go. After business school, she worked for the Bank of Montreal in Hartney. She was paid 90.00/month of which 40.00 went to room and board. She met Bud Briggs at a dance at the school and in 1950, March 29, they were married. They lived on the "farm on the hill" (section 13-5-23) until the fall of 1951. Soon the children began to arrive; Edward, Debra, Sandra, Robert and Heather. In 1984, she fulfilled a dream of hers and graduated from nursing school in Brandon. Mom always enjoyed the family and spending time with friends. She was loved greatly and will be missed for her wit and humour. She is predeceased by her husband, Bud and daughter, Debbie. She is survived by Edward Briggs (Brenda), Fred Synder (husband to Debra), Sandra King (Fred), Robert Briggs (Teresa), Heather Shuster( Harley). Grandchildren; Edward, Bradley, Sanfred, Wheaton, Cynthia, Mitchell, Jennifer and Jordan. She also has five great-grandchildren. From all the family thank-you to Dr. David Cram, Hartney PCH Head Nurse Lorie and all the staff, and the Souris Hospital Palliative Care staff for the professional and personal care provided to our Mom. A private graveside service will be held at the Riverside Cemetery Hartney, at a later date. In Lieu of cards/flowers, a donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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As published in Brandon Sun on Aug 06, 2022

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