Brianna, Bri, Banana, Bambi, Jenny.
  • 29 years old
  • Born on September 23, 1988 in United States.
  • Passed away on May 16, 2018 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Brianna Louise Delagran passed away at the age of 29 in the early hours of the morning on May 16th, 2018 at home in Montreal with her family after a long battle with cancer. Brianna was a devoted friend, partner, daughter, and sister. She was an educator and a teacher aspiring to develop a career in adult education.

A memorial service for Bri’s Montreal friends and family took place on June 3rd at Arena St-Louis, where Bri discovered her love of roller derby.  The Minneapolis remembrance for Bri took place on Sunday June 24 at Wirth Park Pavillion on Glenwood Ave.   Both were large and lovely celebrations of Bri--she would have loved them!

Posted by Louise Delagran on 23rd September 2018
Happy 30th birthday, dearest Bri. Your dad and I are doing our yearly hour by hour playback of your arrival--from when we walked in the door at Brigham and Woman's Hospital to your delivery at 6:25 pm Boston time. Such joy you brought into the world then and as you grew into a kind, thoughtful, and passionate advocate for equity. We are gathering with your "Triflin Ten" and family-by-love and Megan is gathering with your Montreal dear friends to celebrate and remember today.
Posted by Connie Chabot on 22nd August 2018
August 22nd, 2018 Dear Forever Missed Brianna Louise Delagran, On behalf of Gender Creative Kids Canada, I would like to offer my most sincere gratitude for your donation towards our organization. Your support makes it possible for our organization to continue forward on its mission of providing peer support and resources that affirm and empower gender creative kids and their families, within their schools and communities. This heartfelt donation will help us achieve our vision of assuring that our world is a safe, affirming and joyful place for all children. We shall share your beautiful life and stories with the children and families of our organization who love unconditionally and without judgement. Your donation demonstrates love; a love that does not sit there like a stone, but rather a love that has been made like bread, and shared, to inspire all to remake it all the time. With immense gratitude, I remain Yours truly, Connie Chabot Chair, Gender Creative Kids Canada
Posted by Bennett Litton on 22nd June 2018
As a cousin of Brianna, growing up and seeing each other every family reunion was always exciting. Sharing similar stories of how your school work was going, when all you really wanted to do was go swimming in the lake - or hiking on the trail behind the campsites with all your cousins. Moments like that, as a kid, don't really seem all that significant. But as we all grew older, those moments are the ones we never forgot. Brianna taught all of us cousins how to be brave, and do your best work while still having fun. Brianna was always an adventurous cousin, and created a lot of the memories I still have to this day.
Posted by Alexandra Beauchamp on 3rd June 2018
We have lost a precious soul, a calm and strong strength, a wonderful human being. As much as we might find this unfair, or to be happening too soon, she is now in a better place, where there is no suffering, and where she is shining bright like the marvellous light she was in our lives.
Posted by Angela Dooley on 1st June 2018
Our condolences to your family on the passing of Bri. Her strength and courage was an inspiration to us all. We will carry the memories of the times we spent with her with us always.
Posted by John DeLagran on 30th May 2018
We were so sorry to hear about Brianna's passing. We'll always remember the fun the kids had at family reunions at the cottage. Our thoughts are with you.
Posted by Sara Losier on 29th May 2018
My condolences go out to both her related and derby families. I didn't know her, I left the Montreal league before she joined, but I feel deeply for your loss. Cancer is brutal, and takes so many people too soon. I wish comfort to everyone in their time of loss.
Posted by Kelcee Smith on 29th May 2018
Brianna was one of my favorite cousins. At our family reunions I could always count on her to go on adventures with me. We would lead the younger cousins on hikes, set up group games, and teach them things we knew about the outdoors. As a kid, I remember her being patient, kind, and willing to try new things - oh, and silly, she was always making jokes :) She definitely learned all of these things from her amazing parents. She kept these wonderful traits throughout her adult life, which made me excited to hear about what she was up to. Her fearless nature and uniqueness was something I always admired about her as a kid and continued to respect her for as an adult. I'm sad that we weren't able to go on more adventures as adults, but if anyone lived her life to the fullest, it was Bri. As I work through this difficult time, I try to remember how full her life was and how I can best emulate her fearlessness and open heart so that her legacy lives on.
Posted by Nancy Jourdain on 28th May 2018
I met Brianna through her father as we worked at the same company. He found out that I was getting into roller derby and told Brianna all about my adventures with boot camp. We talked on a couple of occasions during derby bouts. She was so encouraging and supportive. She laughed really hard when I told her my derby name. The last time I saw her was at the 2016 Round Robin and she looked so well. She had shared with me her plan to get back to derby. My most heartfelt condolences to Brianna's family during this terrible time. Dave, Louise and Megan, my heart breaks for you. “When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure”
Posted by MH Mo on 27th May 2018
I barely knew Brianna, but had the chance to get to know her a little bit through derby. On the first year that I tried the bootcamp, she offered to drive my home after each practice since she lived not too far from me at that time. We had a few enjoyable chats. I had to quit the bootcamp when it didn't fit in my schedule anymore, but saw Brianna again at the Beast of the East the following year, when I was volunteering. She said she was happy to see I was still involved in Derby. I said "yeah, but I wish I could be part of the league" and she said "you're still in the league, just in a different way". It really made me feel accepted and validated. This is what stays with me: she was exceptionally kind, generous and easy to talk with. Condolences to friends and family.

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