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LILA ROBERTA GRIFFIN (GRIFFITH)
Born: Nov 24, 1928
Date of Passing: Dec 03, 2019Offer Condolences or Memory
LILA ROBERTA GRIFFIN
Left to cherish her memory are daughter, Eileen (Rocky), Matt and Kaeleigh (Brock and Danica), Nick and Brennley (Brooke and Vaughn), daughter, Jeanne (Jim), Brianna and Eric Mager. She is also survived by her son, Rob's daughters, Keri and Kaleigh, and family, sister Eileen King and brother-in-law, Brian Pedden. Roberta was predeceased by husband Ross (1985), son Rob (2005), grandson Micheal (1982), brother Jack and sisters, Betty and Donna.
Roberta was born November 24, 1928 to Clayton and Lila Griffith, and raised at 320 Inkster Boulevard in Winnipeg. She was the second of five children (Betty, Roberta, Jack, Eileen and Donna). After Grade 12 graduation, she briefly worked at United Grain Growers before going into registered nurse's training at the Children's Hospital. Following her training, she worked in the operating room at Children's before venturing out to Morden Hospital. Roberta met the love of her life, Ross Griffin and was married December 5, 1953. They raised three children, Eileen, Rob and Jeanne on the Griffin Homestead. Roberta was active in the Darlingford community especially involved in Zion Calvin United Church. Roberta worked full-time at Morden Hospital, teaching the LPN program and then later Head Nurse of the Extended Treatment Unit. After her stroke in 1990, she retired and moved to Morden. She volunteered with various organizations. Roberta lived 25 years in Morden then moved to the Pembina Manitou Health Centre in 2016 and remained there until her death.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at St. Paul's United Church, 353 Thornhill St. in Morden with private interment at Knightcot Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Roberta's memory to the Pembina Parish, available at the church or to the Pembina-Manitou Health Centre.
Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden
In care of arrangements
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 07, 2019
Condolences & Memories (2 entries)
Eileen our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Love always, Your Nursing Sisters... Evelyn, Irene, Lisa, Erin, Jane, Colleen, Eleanor, Lynn and Sharon. - Posted by: Evelyn Mitchell (Friend of Eileen's ) on: Dec 08, 2019
To Eileen and family I want to extend my hugs to you and your family. I have endless memories of spending fun filled weekends at the Griffin Homestead back in the day when we were pursuing our nursing careers. Your mom welcomed me into the family with open arms and I will cherish those memories of our friendship and being part of the Griffin family. I know the wonderful memories of your mom will live on in your heart forever as they do in mine. Laura Hertzog (nee Tidquist) - Posted by: Laura Hertzog (Friend of Eileen) on: Dec 07, 2019
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