Derrick Bragg, a notable Newfoundland and Labrador lawmaker, has tragically passed away at the age of 59. Known for his dedication to public service, Bragg’s life was cut short after a seven-month battle with tongue cancer.
In June 2023, Bragg publicly announced his diagnosis of tongue cancer. Despite the challenges that came with the diagnosis, he remained steadfast in his duties, stepping away from his portfolio but continuing to serve as a minister without portfolio.
A Battle Fought Bravely
Bragg’s fight against tongue cancer was a testament to his strength and resilience. Despite the severity of his illness, he continued to participate in cabinet proceedings, demonstrating his unwavering commitment to serving the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Bragg leaves behind an unforgettable legacy. His courage in the face of adversity and his dedication to public service will continue to inspire and guide future generations of lawmakers.
Derrick Bragg’s passing is a significant loss for the Newfoundland and Labrador government and its people. His contributions to public service and his brave battle against tongue cancer will forever be remembered.