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George Griffith
November 27, 1940 - September 18, 2020
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<div itemprop="description">It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of George Griffith on September 18th, 2020. He was surrounded by his wife of 52 years, Norma Griffith (nee Greaves), daughter Susanne, and son Wayne. Son of the late Mayfield and Elijah Griffith (Barbados), brother of Jennylyn, Marlene and Neville (New York), Reverend Keith Griffith and Frank (Barbados), predeceased by sisters Judy and Maxine (Barbados) and brother Everet (Montreal). He leaves behind many relatives in Barbados, New York, Toronto and Montreal. George was born in Barbados where he worked as a teacher, and later at Inland Revenue. He immigrated to Canada in 1967, settling permanently in Montreal where he worked at Zellers Head Office for 28 years in Accounting & Risk Management. He was a small business owner connecting Canada with food and produce from the West Indies. Passionate about community, he served as President of Barbados House Montreal, as a member of the Barbados Democratic Labour Party in Canada, and President of Shared Vision, an organization he founded to support and recognize youth in the Black community. George's faith led him to worship and serve in the Anglican Church both in Barbados and in Montreal. He was an extremely generous and kind person who was always there for his community, friends and family. He was wise with a great sense of humour, and was loved and cherished as a caring and committed husband and father. We are thankful for his life and he will be greatly and deeply missed. <br><br>The family would like to thank the Teresa Dellar Palliative Care Residence and the CLSC du Lac-Saint-Louis and Pierrefonds for their support and care. Donations in his memory to either of these organizations, or to Movember Canada, are welcomed and appreciated. <br><br>Due to the pandemic situation, a private service will be held at Rideau Funeral Home with a burial to follow at Rideau Memorial Gardens on Saturday, September 26, 2020. <br></div>