Mary Hope Griffin (nee Broadhead)




Mary, aged 91, went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on September 21, 2013 at Kelowna General Hospital. Born on the family homestead near Maidstone, SK, she moved with her parents and sisters to Westbank, BC in 1939. As a young girl on the prairies, she came to know the Lord Jesus as her Saviour and after being baptized, met with a few

other believers in the home of her grandparents, Walter

and Eliza Broadhead. Other than a brief period when,

she worked in Vancouver, she spent the rest of her life

in Westbank and was a faithful member of the assembly meeting there in Highway Gospel Hall. In Janurary, 1944 she married John Howard Griffin who predeceased her in 1979. She leaves behind 16 children who by the grace of God are all Christians– Violet (Allen) McCurrie of North

Vancouver; Elaine (John) Fairfield of Parksville, BC;

Elizabeth (Robert) Ronald of Calgary, AB; Shirley (Phil)

Atkinson of Port Alberni, Sidney (Connie) of Carnduff, Victor (Mary) of Naguanagua, Venezuela; Valerie (Leroy) Tanis of Marysville, WA; Marvin (April) of Westbank, BC; Rhoda (Ralston) Atkinson of Port Alberni, BC; Andrew (Louise)

of Kelowna, BC; Robert (Dorie Lyn) of Fredericton, NB; Glenn (Karen) of Westbank, BC; Helen of San Salvador,

El Salvador; Emily of Kelowna, BC; Stephen (Denise)

of Westbank, BC; and Charlene (Tim) Smith of Fredericton, NB. In addition, Mary leaves to her godly heritage, 50

grandchildren (35 spouses) and 82 great grandchildren.

She also has four sisters still alive, Frances Funnel,

Westbank; Alice (Neal) Thomson, and Jean Grice in

Langley; and Edith Bergsma in Vancouver along with

numerous sister-in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews

and friends. This quiet, humble, gracious, caring, gentle woman will be greatly missed. Her children “rise up and

call her blessed”.  The funeral will be held  at 1:00 PM

Saturday, September 28th, at the Highway Gospel Hall, 2549 Hebert Road, Westbank, with interment to follow at the Westbank Cemetery.  Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to either:  Christian Home for Children, El Salvador

or Sakeji School, Zambia.  BOTH c/o Gospel Perpetuation Foundation, 2025 West 42nd Avenue  #360, Vancouver, BC, V6M 2B5.  Arrangements in care of Everden Rust

Funeral Services, (250) 860-6440. 

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