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GRIFFITH, James H. “Jim”

July 18, 1926 – December 12, 2011

Jim was born in Calgary on July 18, 1926 at the Calgary General Hospital. He passed away peacefully on December 12, 2011 at the age of 85 years.

Jim was a long time resident and farmer of Priddis, Alberta. He was also a long standing member of St. James Anglican Church and lifetime member of the Priddis Community Association. Jim was also a director and life time member of Priddis and Millarville Fair.

He is survived by his daughter Bev (John) Joyce and son, Rod (Heidi) Griffith; grandchildren; Megan, Kandace, Jordan and Mckenzie. He is also survived by his cousin David (Ev) of Victoria, B.C.

He was predeceased by his sister Edith Elizabeth (Betty) Middleton, wife Doris Griffith and wife Margaret Synott.

A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at Covenant Christian Reformed Church 50 Millrise Boulevard S.W. Calgary, AB. T2Y 2E7, on Friday December 16, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Forward condolences through

In living memory of Jim Griffith, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Teresa Oram (Brogden) :

    Sending you our sincere condolences. May your memories help you through this hard time.

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  2. In regard to Jim Griffith I express my sincere condolence. Jim and I were friends for many years and then lost track of each other – for which I am sad. I first met his Dad and Mother when I was about 11 years old under some unusual circumstances. Sim Van Wyck of the -7 Ranch was taking me for the first time to his ranch for several weeks – after our hosteling experiences there. It rained and his car was stuck in the gumbo just outside the Griffiths. In his gruff manner he said he would stay the night with them and I should walk the few miles – in the dark. I got there and informed his wife Helen then went back in the morning with the hired hand and a low wagon – and found the road DRY. It was then that I met Jim’s wonderful parents. Later I met Jim and Doris and then their new family. We had the great pleasure in keeping my horses down there and had an area fenced off on the lower level right beside the creek for our trailer! Those and following years were of great pleasure to me and my family and Jim’s friendship was truly valued. We later moved west of Bowden and contacts were lost – unfortunately. I am 88 and approaching 89 and I have found memories – at times flood in on me – and I cannot turn the clock back. FAREWELL MY FRIEND

    Allan Mogridge MRAIC

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  3. I had the pleasure of being able to call Jim my Father in law. Even though i didn’t get to see him as much as would have liked to he was the definition of what a farmer is. He had a sense of humour loved to talk to me about airplanes all the time. God Bless you Jim and it’s not good bye but until i see you again

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