Raymond Gordon Griffith took his last breath peacefully in the early morning of April 23rd at Chartwell, Trilogy Long Term Care. He passed away at 88 years old. He is survived by his eight children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, ten siblings, nieces, nephews and friends.
He was born in 1934 in the island of Grenada West Indies. He Immigrated to London England at the age of 21 for a better future. In his earlier years, he served in the British Army and further his education in Structural Engineering. In 1964, he migrated to Canada with his young family.
He was part of the Iron Workers Association local 711 and 721. He joined the association in Quebec in 1965 as a welder and is now considered a life time welder with the organization within that local he played a vital part. He was a member for fifty-seven years.
Dads passion for his work and dedication to the job was exemplary. His work can be seen in many historical landmarks throughout Canada and the United States. Some of the prominent landmarks are Expo 67, CN Tower, Dominion Bridge, Trans- Canada High Way, Skydome, currently known as the Roger’s Centre, with Mometal Seaway Inc., the revolving restaurant at the Harbour Castle Hilton along with many other projects. Which is something he was proud of and spoke constantly about.
He worked hard up until retirement 29 years ago but still pursue his passion for building. He was an avid gardener, loved to dance and extremely dedicated towards his exercise. He loved the Blue Jay’s and his nightly night cap as long as we can remember was a beer mug full of Butterscotch Ice cream.
He was a loving man in every sense of the word, he was very generous to all and as a simple man he always went out of his way to help others. He was the life of the party and he truly enjoyed his life up until October 2022 when he suddenly became ill and fought to the end. Daddy you fought a good fight, you will be missed but never forgotten.
A Celebration Of Life Service will be held at the Malvern Christian Assembly 6705 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough, ON M1B 3C1 on Saturday May 14th @ 10:00 am (viewing) 11:00 am (Service). Burial to follow at Duffin Meadows Cemetery 2505 Brock Road North, Pickering, ON L1V 2P8.
Viewing of the Service for Raymond Griffith will commence at 10:55am on May 14, 2022