It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Paul Matheson Briggs at York Care Centre on January 1, 2022.
Paul was born in McAdam, June 30, 1933, and was the son of the late Russell and Margaret (Estabrooks) Briggs. He is survived by his wife Betty, son Mark, daughters Paula Briggs and Meghan Huestis, grandaughters Ashley Briggs, Keely Briggs, Santana Briggs, Tahara Briggs and grandson Mathewson Huestis. He was predeceased by his parents; infant twin daughters Margaret and Elizabeth, and stepmother Bessie (Bongard) Briggs.
The family would like to express their gratitude for the care and love given to Paul during his stay at YorkCare Centre, Tower 3, and a special thank you to his caregiver, Ellen Hurley Legere, for her many years as part of our family.
Paul was the owner of Devon Pharmacy, where he appreciated and valued all of his employees and customers. He was active in the community as a member and volunteer of many organizations. Paul was often recognized for his contributitions and this made his family very proud.
Paul/Dad/Grandpa will be greatly missed. All of us touched forever by his love, kindness, warmth, and humour. We miss you already.
Respecting Paul’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service held. Private interment in Saint John the Evangelist Anglican Cemetery will occur at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations to York Care Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation will be appreciated by the family.