Doreen Briggs

Doreen Briggs

Passed on March 12, 2023

Peacefully at Betel Home, Gimli on March 12, 2023 Mom passed away at the age of 96.

She was predeceased by her infant son Gerald, son-in-law Barry Skrabek and granddaughter Stacey Skrabek.

She is survived by daughters Debbie (Jim), Lenore (Jim), Sherri (Ted), Patti (Robbie) and Maureen (Glenn), grandchildren Chuck (Jen), Melissa (Paul), Nic (Sarah), Pam (Jared), Peter (Courtney), Andrew, Josh, Kurtis (Megan), Dustin (Martine), Devin (Toni), as well as 14 great-grandchildren and Ed Waluk. Mom cherished her 91 year continued friendship with Mary Abrahams.

Mom was born October 17, 1926 in Teulon, where she lived her entire life with the exception of the last couple of years in Betel Home in Gimli. She married Al Briggs in 1949 and together they raised 5 girls on the farm while enjoying her garden and many flowers. Mom was active in her community organizations and enjoyed all types of sports. In her later years she enjoyed multiple road trips and travelling abroad with close friends.

On behalf of the family we would like to extend Mom’s and the families gratitude to all her new friends and compassionate staff at her new home in Betel. Special mention of a dear friend and caregiver Kerri Einarson who made Mom’s day on so many occasions.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the Teulon United Church on May 13, 2023 at 2:00 pm with a private family internment to follow.


Our condolences are being sent to Doreen's Family. I enjoyed the many conversations during lunch times and special occasions at Gateway Manor, Teulon. She was a strong woman. She enjoyed her Bingo at Cedar Lodge. She was always sociable. Your good memories will be a treasure to each person that had the honor of meeting Your Mom. Your Mom has now joined many of her friends that have gone before her. Our prayers and thoughts go to all of her family during this difficult time.

Leonard and Josie Lindley

Sorry to hear of your Moms passing. Cherish the memories

Bev, Grant & Stephanie McDonnell

Sorry to hear of your Moms paasing. Cherish the memories

Bev, Grant & Stephanie McDonnell

Sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was a great lady. Even though she had a long life the ache of her passing is still very real. Hugs to all

Lori and Bill Mott

So sorry that Auntie Doreen has passed away. We were fortunate to have a visit with her last summer as Mum was determined to see her in person (although they both enjoyed their weekly skype visits). Auntie Doreen seemed happy at Betel and firmly in control of her environment, as always. She and my mum were certainly great support for each other over the years. We will all miss her.

Lori Latta

My condolences Maureen, Patti, Sherri, Lenore and Debbie and families. May all the happy memories of your Mom bring you comfort.

Tanis Walker(Pawluk)

Deepest condolences on your loss. Even though she lived a long life doesn’t take away from the pain of losing your mom I have very fond memories of Doreen… playing bridge with her for years was always fun & reconnecting with her at family, reunions Hugs, Claudette. Claudette Doreen’s family.

Claudette Griffin

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