Obituary of Robert Briggs
Robert passed away peacefully with family at his side, on Saturday May 5th, 2018 at Sunnybrook Veterans Centre at the age of 92 under the devoted care of SB staff. We also wish to acknowledge and thank Tita Baguisa and Jennifer Dumlao for their extraordinary commitment and care to Robert over the later years of his life.
During WW II, Bob served in the Royal Canadian Navy, Fleet Air Arm. After discharge, Bob graduated
Inspired by his father who was a contractor/carpenter Bob sought to improve standards of materials and workmanship through the joint efforts of contractors, architects and manufacturers by becoming a founding member of Specification Writers Association (SWA) in 1954. As president of SWA and Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) Committee Chairman he worked with others to develop the forerunner of construction standards/contracts that have been adopted nationally and later by the
Bob was honoured with the Fellowship of Royal Institute of Architects in a joint congress of AIA and OAA in
During the week Bob was busy with work and teaching commitments but he devoted weekends to family and friends. He spent most of the summers with his loving wife Jean and the children at the family cottage at
Bob is predeceased by his loving wife Jean (Coleman), sister Margaret Clayton and daughter in law Lori Briggs (Neil). He was proud of his 5 children, Neil (Liz), Wayne (Terri), Earle (Lynn), Valerie Hannaford (John), Andrew (Elizabeth) and his 6 grandchildren: Colin (Kara), Scott (Melissa) Jean-Paul and Michel, Mark (Julie) and Robert and 5 great-grandchildren: Emma, Madison, Luke, Ayrston and Gwendolyn.
Please join us at R.S. Kane Funeral Home,
The family wishes to express our thanks to the Dedicated Staff of the Sunnybrook Veterans Centre. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to Sunnybrook Veterans Centre or a charity of your choice.