It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Marjorie Janet Briggs (nee Thomson). She passed away peacefully on February 9, 2023 with her children by her side.
Left to cherish her memory are her sisters Kathleen (MacIntyre)and Margaret (Lynum), sisters-in-law Elsie (Thomson), Marie (Thompson) and Mary (Thomson), her daughters Kathy (Bruce Belton) and Terri (John Czegledi), grandchildren Darryl (Anna), Adam (Jaclyn), Brandi, Michael (Kristi), Kyle (Elena), Lana (Curtis) and 14 great grandchildren Eva, Enzo, Sonny, Phineas, Emilia, Joshua, Damon, Ayah, Hadleigh, Maleah, Oliver, Felix, Gavin and Ben.
Marjorie was born on February 12, 1935 in Plumas, MB the seventh child of a family of nine. Marjorie's childhood in this close knit-rural community made a lifelong impression. Eager to begin her own adventure she set out in her young adult life beginning in Winnipeg then making her way to Atikokan, Sudbury and then enlisted in the women's air corps in Ottawa (Rockcliffe). This is where she met the love of her life Bob Briggs. After a short courtship they married and were transferred overseas to Merville, France. Three years later they were posted back to Canada to Moose Jaw, SK. They had several moves in the Canadian Armed Forces finally settling in Winnipeg.
Upon retirement they spent many summers camping and traveling in their motorhome from coast to coast. Marjorie’s pride and joy were her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her loving husband Robert (Bob) Briggs, parents Katie (Bilow) and George Thomson, siblings Leonard, Clayton (Helen), Gerald (Millie), Red, Mary (Marcel) and Gordon.
The family would like to thank the amazing team of health care workers at the Grace Hospital in Winnipeg who gave Marjorie such wonderful care in her final days.
We also deeply appreciate the kindness and support that Mom received while living at Kiwanis Courts in St James.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers a donation in Marjorie's name may be made to the charity of your choice.
Clarke’s Funeral Home Gladstone/MacGregor in care arrangements