Melvin Roland Briggeman

1935 ~ 2014

It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of Melvin Roland Briggeman, at the age of seventy-nine years, on September 2nd, 2014 in Vernon, British Columbia. Mel was born January 7th, 1935 in Rossland, British Columbia and was raised in Trail. He was a family man, a people person and a social butterfly. Mel taught school in Vernon for over thirty years and refereed basketball, coached multiple sports and volunteered with a multitude of organizations. He will be forever loved and missed by his wife, Sandra, to whom he was married for fifty-seven years; his three sons: Steve (Sharleen) and their children Sabrina and Spencer; Gerry (Pat) and their children Tom and Scott; and Andrew (Thai). He was predeceased by his brothers Ray and Ron. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at the Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre (3800 33 Street, Vernon, BC). Those wishing to do so may make a memorial donation in Mel’s memory to Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation (2101 32 Street, Vernon, BC V1T 5L2) or Paralympic Athlete Fund (555 BX Road, Vernon, BC V1B 3J3). You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s on-line obituary @

Arrangements entrusted to


Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237

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