GRIFFITHS, Eileen Grace

It is with great sadness that we share with you that Eileen Griffiths passed away on April 9, 2011 in Vernon, BC at the age of 86. Eileen was born November 12, 1924 in Goderich, Ontario. Eileen will be continually loved and remembered by her loving husband, John of 65 years; daughter, Gail (Richard), son Mark (Livvy), grandchildren, Sam, Sara, Denielle and Grant; great-grandchildren, Gage, Angus, Kristopher, Abby and Millie. Eileen and John lived in North Vancouver for many years before moving to the Okanagan in 2006. Music was the love of Eileen’s life, beginning with the pipe organ in the Knox Presbyterian Church in Goderich, playing piano for friends and family and as the piano player for the Alleycats Band. Later in her life, Eileen learned to play the violin and wearing her tartan skirt, enjoyed playing with her new fiddling friends. Mom was a wonderful cook, sharing recipes with good friend Jean; chicken pot pie was her specialty. Sunday dinners at the Griffiths house were topped off with the best Yorkshire pudding, and you could always count on Eileen to make your birthday special with one of her beautiful birthday cakes. Mom’s last years were spent at Polson North and Gateby Care Centre. The families would like to extend an extra thank you to all the staff at both facilities for the kind and gracious care provided Eileen over the past several years. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 12:00 pm in the Chapel of Personal Alternative Funeral Services (4417 29 Street, Vernon, BC. Park across the street at Baker’s Dozen). Expressions of sympathy can be forwarded to the family via email: vernon@myalternatives.ca.

Arrangements entrusted to

Personal Alternative Funeral Services

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

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