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Mervin Joel (Bud) Briggs


Submarine Detector, RCNVR


Born: 19 Apr 1923, Deloraine, Manitoba


Died: 29 Apr 2011, Souris, Manitoba


BRIGGS, Mervin Joel (Bud) - passed away on Thursday, 29 Apr 2011 at Souris Health Centre. Bud was born 19 Apr 1923 in Deloraine at Aunt Merle and Uncle Bill Main's house. He was predeceased by his parents Joel and Mary Briggs; his brother Norman; his sisters Mabel, Ellen, Stella, Edith, Edna and Vera. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 61 years Myra; his children Eddie (Brenda), Debbie (Fred), Sandra (Fred), Robert (Teresa), Heather (Harley); grandchildren Edward an d Bradley, Sanfred and Wheaton, Cynthia and Mitchell, Jennifer and Jordan; and great-grandchild Naresa Victoria. Bud was proud to serve his country in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1942 - 1945, as an ASDIC operator in the North Atlantic Convoy Corvette; HMCS Arvida. After the war, Bud returned to Hartney area and took up farming and started a family. He loved to watch baseball and would curl in many leagues and bonspiels in the winter. He retired in Hartney. Happy memories are his love of dancing and singing at family gatherings. Many summer vacations were spent swimming at Lake Metigoshe by day and playing cribbage and cards in the evening. Funeral services were held at the Centennial Centre, Hartney on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Urn bearer was Mitchell Briggs. Private interment was held at Riverside Cemetery, Hartney. In memory of Bud, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.


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(MB01) Mervin Briggs, SD, on the fo'c's'le of HMCS ARVIDA K113

(MB02) Mervin Briggs, SD, on the quarterdeck by the depth charge racks of HMCS ARVIDA K113

(MB03) Mervin Briggs, SD, by the Carley floats on HMCS ARVIDA K113 - 18 Sep 1943



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