BRIGGS, Mrs. Lila M. (nee Heard), a life-long resident of St. Thomas, passed away at her residence, Caressant Care on Bonnie Place on Saturday, April 25, 2015, in her 89th year. Wife of the late John Fred Briggs (1996). Mother of Sue Ann Harris (Bill) of St. Thomas, and the late Wayne Briggs (2007). Grandmother of Richard Harris (Tammy), Darryl Harris (Heather), Michael Post (Angela), Sabrina Mills (David), James Briggs, Derek Briggs (Jeannie Coderre), and the late Denise Harris. Also survived by many great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. Born in St. Thomas, August 24, 1926, she was the daughter of the late William T. and Beatrice “Nellie” (nee Imrie) Heard. Lila was a member of Centre St. Baptist Church, St. Thomas and a Past President of the St. Thomas-Elgin Chapter of the Canadian Council of the Blind. Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Tuesday, April 28th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 29th at 1:30 p.m. Interment in Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.
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