In Celebration of

Gerald Phillip Griffith

October 6, 1931 -  April 9, 2023

With a heavy heart, we announce the passing of Gerald (Gerry) Phillip Griffith on April 9, 2023.

Gerry was born on October 6, 1931, in Montreal, Quebec, to parents Oscar and Everil Griffith. He was brother to Barbara, Lita, and Hugh, all now deceased. He married Elaine Clarke in 1965, who survives him. Gerry will be lovingly remembered by his daughters Karen, Joanne (Jean-François), and Kim; granddaughters Iara, Cori, and Dakota; extended family and friends.

The world feels sad without Gerry’s sweet presence, wry humour, and infectious laugh, but those who loved him will carry on his legacy of kindness. We will “trip the light fantastic” (as he loved to say), dancing nimbly on this Earth. Gerry’s soul dances on.

The family extends its gratitude to Sacha Vigeant (social worker at the CDN CLSC), Marcella Ellassos (helper), Laura Hickey (Baluchon Alzheimer), and the staff at Saint Margaret’s Day Center for their commitment to the quality of Gerry’s life as a 90-year-old.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Baluchon Alzheimer’s foundation ( would be appreciated.

The family will receive condolences on Thursday, April 27, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday, April 28, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., following which will be a Celebration of Life from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Mount Royal Funeral Complex, 1297 Chemin de la Forêt, Outremont, Qc H2V 2P9.

For those who cannot attend in person, it will be possible to watch the service online.


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Sacha Vigeant (Social Worker)

Entered April 21, 2023 from Montreal

My work involves the accompaniment of aging-related decline and exploring what efforts can be made to mitigate the less pleasant effects. After my assessment of Mr Griffith in his home, I had a spring in my step I have never experienced in 25 years of social work. I had just met a person who was able to absorb the mournful and difficult memories of a life filled with unique challenges, now faced with the challenges involved in aging, and do the thing he knew helped him cope best, which was... to dance? Dance! Did he know what a positive effect that had on those who witnessed it? How was I not to feel better, lighter, richer and happier after meeting him?

I wish to express my condolences to his family, and my gratitude to his memory for The Zen lesson he was.

Alice (Friend to Kim, Karen & Johanne)

Entered April 21, 2023 from Longeueil

I’m so sorry about his passing but I know he’s definitely going to a better place. He was a wonderful person with a great sense of humour!!!
I’ll never forget what he did to a guy at one of your famous family’s house party!!! It’s ingrained in my memory forever…
He will be honoured & remembered always

Ian Parris (Family friend)

Entered April 22, 2023 from Montreal

My condolences, blessings and strength ❤️

Bernadette Edgar (Friend)

Entered April 24, 2023 from Calgary, AB

Gerry, you came into my life and blessed me with your laughter, humour, and your love for family. I will miss you, our calls, and jokes. You were called back to the heavens to serve again, continue dancing my friend. Your legacy will live on in all those you touched.

Bernadette Edgar

Lee-Anna Dorey (Friend)

Entered April 25, 2023 from Laval

My heartfelt condolences for your loss.Sending you strenght and support during this difficult time.