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Born: May 28, 1941

Date of Passing: Sep 08, 2020

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May 28, 1941 - September 8, 2020

It is with heartfelt sadness, we announce that Deanna Gay Griffen (nee Joistdahl) passed away peacefully after a year and a half long journey against breast cancer.
She is predeceased by her parents, Myrtle (Parasiuk) and Arthur Joistdahl; her husband, Richard Griffen; and numerous aunts and uncles. She is survived by her daughters, Darian (Chris) Stroud, Cathy (Chris Carberry) Griffen; grandchildren: Nicholas, Kole, Mia and Maia; and her brother, Orin (Sue) Joistdahl in England. She is also survived by her special nieces, Jane (Simon) McDermott and Ann (Alex) Blaikley; and their children: Emma, Sam, William and Oliver; along with countless dear friends.
Cremation has taken place, and a celebration of Deanna's life will be held at a later date.

"If only we could wish away your cancer, your every pain, your every hardship, every challenge that you are facing... It's hard to know what to do at a time like this, but know that we care. You are not alone".
We love you forever and for always
Mom and Nana.

Arrangements in care of
Hwy. #1 E. at Navin Rd – 204-222-3241
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 12, 2020

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • We had the best of neighbours when my brother Keith and I were growing up. In the late 60s or early 70s the Griffens moved in. The block enjoyed fireworks in the backlane for Victoria day or Dominion day. The dads helped each other build fences, mums had coffee together, everyone shared produce and watched out for each other. The Griffens were warm and welcoming people, and let me babysit when needed. Mrs Griffen was a blessing to many. Condolences and God's comfort, to Darian, Cathy and families. - Posted by: Laura Mitchell (nee Sutton). (Neighbour) on: Sep 26, 2020

  • Cathy and Darian and families!! So very sorry for your loss!! Your MOM was a great lady!! So kind!! You were very lucky to have her as your mom! She will be missed!! - Posted by: Dawn wiebe (Friend) on: Sep 13, 2020

  • I was introduced to Deanna back in 1992 when I started working at 880 Portage Ave. Such a sweet, quiet spoken lady who became a long lasting dear friend. My sincere condolences to her two daughters Darian and Cathy and their families. You were all in the forefront of our conversations and how proud she was of each snd everyone of you. I will miss you dear friend. Be at peace and you will always have a special place in my heart and lots of good memories that we shared. - Posted by: Sharon Panasky (Friend) on: Sep 12, 2020

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