Derrick Briggs

Obituary of Derrick Ivan Briggs


It is with great sadness that the family of Derrick Ivan Briggs announce his passing on February 1, 2021 at The Dr, Everett Chalmers Hospital


Derrick was born in Fredericton, NB; Derrick had moved up North to Inuvik, NWT to play in a band called Jellyroll in 1980 as a bass player. I would like to thank Jim & Lily Lawrence for bringing us together; also to Danny Thomas for talking Derrick into going up North to play in the band. Upon arrival, that is when we met, He was the most caring, honest man that I have ever met. He always worked for the people in his jobs. He then went on to work with NTCL, Barging Co and later moved on to be The Director, Marine Transportation Services Infrastructure. Derrick & his team received the Premiers Award for Excellence from The Gov. of NWT in 2018. 


Derrick is survived by his wife Sarah Ruth Briggs, sons Stephen Wayne Briggs, Andrew Leslie Briggs, step-daughter, Katy Milton, Derricks mother, Evelyn Briggs,  brother Kim Briggs and Derricks late father, Marvin Briggs, as well as aunts, cousins, nieces & nephews in Fredericton, NB. 


Derricks request was to be cremated and spread his ashes here in Fredericton, NB. Due to COVID our son Andrew Briggs is unable to come to Fredericton at this time. We will be spreading his ashes this summer followed by a Celebration of Life afterwards at our home. Family & Friends will be advised when. 


For those who wish Memorial Tributes can be made to Charity for Cancer. Personal condolences may be offered through 


Ceremonial Scattering of Ashes

Private Family Event
At a Later Date
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada