Veronica Griffiths (née Blake)
Veronica Griffiths (née Blake) passed away peacefully at her home in Guelph, on Sunday, May 6, 2018. She was in her 92nd year.
Her memory will be lovingly cherished by Guy, her husband of 63 years, her six children Peter, Paul, David (Karen), Gregory (Susan), Veronica (Eric) and Edward (Kristen), her 13 grandchildren and her one great-granddaughter.
Veronica was born in Brussels on her family’s farm on what is now known as St. Michaels Road. She spent a good part of her childhood in St. Augustine (Huron County) with her mother’s family (Kinahan) after her father’s early death.
She was a primary school teacher and met her future husband, Guy, in Goose Bay, Labrador during the Korean War. They were married in the old St. Ambrose Church, Brussels, in September, 1954. They settled in Montréal and Val-David where they raised their large family. After their retirement, they returned to Ontario, first living in Oakville and finally in Guelph.
Family and friends were received at Riverside Funeral Home for visitation on Saturday, May 12 followed by funeral mass at St. Ambrose Catholic Church. Father Keith Morrison officiated. Interment was at St. Ambrose Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Red Cross would be greatly appreciated. Cards of sympathy and donations may be forwarded to Box 340, Brussels, N0G 1H0.
Condolences may be left at www.riversidefuneralhome.ca