24/05/1923 - 20/01/2018
Mount Thompson Crematorium East Chapel, Nursery Road Holland Park
Monday, 29 January, 2018 at 02:30 pm
BRIGGS, Kenneth Maxwell (S5286) 24th May 1923 - 20th January 2018 Dearly Beloved Husband of Doris (dcd'd). Loved and cherished Dad of Vivienne and Father in Law to Robert (dcd'd). Loving and devoted Grandfather to Melissa and Rachael and to their partners Robyn and Joshua. Loved Great Grandfather of Alana and Kirra. Family and friends are invited to Kenneth's funeral service to be held at Mount Thompson Memorial Gardens on Monday 29th January, 2018 at 2.30pm. Ceremonial dress S2. In lieu of flowers please donate online to RSL Tri Services or Coorparoo Sub Mariners Association.
To Vivienne and Family, Ken was, during Bob's and my time in Qld, a gentleman amongst gentlemen along with Mike and George. Three people who left a lifelong legacy in my memory which I will never forget. The 4 of them can now have a tot of Bob's homemade Rum which they may have had on an Anzac Day!! My deepest Sympathy, Carol Wilson & Family
To Viv and family, You and your family are in our hearts, our condolences on the passing of your father Ken. We celebrate and cherish the memories and times we spent together with Ken, Doris and your family. The three of us are sitting here remembering the past but looking forward to the future and sharing more times with you. Love Letitia, Helen, Cathie and family.
We feel honoured to have known this true gentleman, outstanding Australian and a true War Hero. He will be missed by all those who have crossed his path. As a fellow member of the Queensland Branch of Submarines Association Australia, I was aware of Ken's role in the cutting of a vital Communications Cable in WWII, for which he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. Ken's distinguished career is highlighted in books such as "The Frogmen" and US Subs Down Under". The enormity of the training, dangers they endured and the innovative methods that were used to achieve this monumental task were amazing. Our Sympathy is extended to all of Ken's Family. Adrian (Pete) and Barbara Sellars
Vivienne and Family, Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Uncle Ken,your Father. He was a gentleman among gentlemen, and his war efforts were significant. May fond memories of Uncle Ken bring you comfort during this hard time. Look back on all your good memories.
We were both very privileged to know Ken and very honoured to call him a very dear friend. Anne and Amy Wood
Dear Vivienne, Please accept my apologies for not attending Uncle Ken's funeral service. I remember him as a quiet, caring man. In particular, I remember his support and hospitality when David had his stroke in 1992. It would have been a difficult time for Uncle Ken because of the passing of David's father, however he still was able to be helpful to me. As were you also, Vivienne. Thank you. Uncle Ken's Naval background was also very impressive and I am sure that will be celebrated with special memories. I wish you and your family comfort and love at this time. Yours sincerely, Glenda
Dear Vivienne and family. On behalf of the Submariner Association of Australia QLD Inc. Our heartfelt sympathies to you and the family. Ken was a humble man whom in my opinion did not like all the fuss that was bestowed upon him after his gallant display of courage during his missions. Ken will be sadly missed. Our deepest sympathies. Paul Gapes Secretary SAA QLD Inc.
'His way was gentle, and the elements So mixed in him that one might stand up And say to all the world, this was a man.' Farewell my shipmate. John Beams ["Blondie"]