Dorette (Girouard) Briggs

Obituary of Dorette (Girouard) Briggs

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dorette Briggs on Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Drew Nursing Home in Sackville. Dorette was 83 years of age.

Born in Upper Sackville, N.B. on September 9, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Edmae (Babineau) and Acquila Girouard.

Dorette was a housewife all of her life, a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She and Raymond were married for 57 years and she was always kind, loving and patient and they never had an argument in all of those years. In earlier years, she worked at Matilda’s Canteen in Middle Sackville and she enjoyed talking on her CB radio to folks all over the world, going by the handle, “Foxy Lady”. She was an avid bingo player, loved playing cards with her grandchildren, was a wonderful knitter and enjoyed going camping all over the Maritimes, even taking some bus trips to Florida and Tennessee. 

Dorette will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Raymond Briggs; her daughter, Joan (Lynnwood) Young of Stilesville, N.B.; her son-in-law, Kevin Read of Sackville, N.B.; her brothers, Alfred (Sue) Girouard of Leominister, Mass. and Laurie (Louise) Girouard of Leominister, Mass.; her grandchildren, Stacey Lynn (Peter) Whittleton and Jonathan Raymond (Kaylee) Read; her great-granddaughter, Scarlett Mae Whittleton; her great-grandson, Cedric Raymond Read, as well as by several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Besides her parents, Dorette was pre-deceased by her daughter, Nancy Read; her brother, Ivan Girouard, as well as by her sister-in-law, Wanda Girouard.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Campbell’s Funeral Home, 89 Bridge Street, Sackville N.B. (506) 364-8188. Visiting hours will take place at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 3-6 pm. Funeral Mass will take place at St. Vincent’s Roman Catholic Church, Sackville, on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 11 am with Father Allison Carroll officiating. The burial will take place at the Holy Rosary-St. Vincent's Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Dorette may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association or to the charity of one’s choice. On-line condolences & sharing of memories may be forwarded to the family through our website www.campbellsfuneralhome.com or by visiting the funeral home Facebook page.