William Emerson “Billy” Griffith of Egmont, British Columbia was born on December 11, 1934 and passed peacefully on May 27, 2021, aged 86, from unsuspected heart disease. He was still fishing commercially aboard his boat Tzoonie River just two days before.
Billy was predeceased by his wife Iris Elaine Griffith (née Hill) and daughter Elaine Lela Agnes Griffith, and is survived by sister Elaine Hegglund (née Griffith), daughter Maureen (and husband Paul) Juffs, son John Griffith, grandson Michael Parrott, caregiver Maureen “Mo” Logan, and countless friends and family.
A memorial gathering will be held in Egmont, BC when gatherings are permitted again.
Billy’s favourite charity is Egmont Heritage Centre. He also volunteered very much for Egmont Community Club, Egmont Lions Club, the Iris Griffith Centre (Loon Foundation, PODS), Pender Harbour Health Centre, and Pender Harbour Wildlife Society. Donations in lieu of flowers please, if desired.
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