GRIFFITHS, Elizabeth


Elizabeth Griffiths Elizabeth Griffiths, dearly loved wife of Ronald Griffiths of Martins Point, passed on December 9, 2020. Despite living through two rounds of breast cancer and pancreatic cancer, she enjoyed an active life until a few weeks ago. A devoted wife, mother, stepmother, grandmother and friend who derived great joy from her blended family. She will be sadly missed by son Mark (wife Fran) of Lunenburg, daughter Alison (husband Jim, grandson Julien) of Timberlea, son Ian (wife Eleanor, granddaughter Kristen, grandson Mitchell) of Hammonds Plains, daughter Heather (husband Joe, grandsons Robbie and Scott) of Calgary, daughter Jillian (husband Kevin, grandsons Lucas and Spencer) of Burlington, son Dylan (wife Julie, granddaughters Abby and Kennedy) of Burlington. She is also survived by a number of loving nieces and nephews (Jane, Johnny, Billie, Pam, Jimmy, Leah, Jay) who have fond memories of their “young aunt”. She was pre-deceased by her first husband, Captain Kent T. Smith, brother Mac, his wife Lucille and sisters Audrey and Penny, and their husbands Big Jim and Richard. A native of Quebec, she was a graduate of Bishops University and penned a career in journalism in her early years. She lived for a time in Western Canada with her first husband. Widowed at an early age with two young children, she later married Ronald Griffiths and they moved from Montreal to Martins Point in 1980 with assorted children and beloved dogs, Winston and Whiskey. She assisted her husband as he established Jaymar Diesel Ltd. and remained Secretary Treasure of the company until her death. An active volunteer in school and community, she set up the Meals on Wheels program for Mahone Bay in 1990; was a member of the Board of the Bridgewater Foodbank; was a charter member of Teazer Chapter IODE, where she was the Executive for 12 years. A faithful member of St. James Church, Mahone Bay, where she served on various committees and was long-time treasurer of the ACW. The service will be private with only family members present. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St James Church of Mahone Bay or the Breast Cancer Foundation of Canada.

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