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Robert (Bob) Briggs

May 15, 1938 - October 27, 2014


It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Bob after a battle with cancer.  Bob was born in 1938 in Rosetown, Sk.  In 1948 he moved to Viking, AB where he graduated from VHS and started his love of hockey.  In 1956 he moved to Powell River to play for the Regals, in later years he played Old-Timers hockey with the Regals.  He was also offered a job with the Mill as a papermaker, and lived in the Firehall and was a volunteer fireman.  Later he took up diving as a sport.  After taking several commercial diving courses he opened Powell River Divers in 1969.  He dove all over the province until he retired in 2001.

In his retirement he enjoyed time with his extended family, gardening, mushroom picking and playing Santa.  He will be remembered for his sense of humor and all of the “Briggsism” over the years.

Bob is survived by his first wife Joan and their children Steven(Kristin), Dawne and Darren: his wife of 27 years Lorna and her children Pam, Wanda and Wade(Kristy).  He is also survived by his brother Don(Patty), five sisters Joanne(Bud), Wilma(Darcy), Alana, Michelle, Gina and numerous grandchildre, nieces and nephews.  Bob will also be missed by extended family and many friends.



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From: Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff

Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Len and Muriel Carriere
Relation: friend of Joan and Steven

Extending our sincere sympathy to The Briggs Family

From: Bev Dunn
Relation: neighbour and friend

What a treat to have such a kind and cheerful neighbour for so long, he will be greatly missed.and will be remembered lovingly, My condolences to Lorna and the family

From: June & Fred Reece
Relation: Cousin

So sorry to hear of Bob”s passing May he rest in peace after his long struggle with cancer. Love and blessings to all . Fred and June

From: Dennis Scherger
Relation: One old Diver to another

I was too ill to attend Bob’s celebration at the Carlson Club today but on behave of all us older working Divers may I express my sincere condolences to your entire family. I was very proud to have met Bob. It is a small community we were a part of and Bob was one of those true gentlemen we were fortunate enough to sometimes cross paths with.
I hope you do not mind but I took it upon myself to re-post Bob’s obit on a world web site for commercial Divers.

Yours Truly:
Dennis Scherger

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
November 2, 2014
Beginning at 4:41am

Carlson Community Club
4463 Joyce Ave.
Powell River, BC Canada

4463 Joyce Ave.
Powell River, BC Canada

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Flowers are gratefully declined; donations may be made to the Carlson Club or the oncology unit of the Powell River General Hospital.

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