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Robert Austin Griffin

GRIFFIN, Robert Austin - Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at Bluewater Health, Robert “Bob” Griffin passed away at the age of 90. Beloved husband of Reta. Loving father of Darryl (Dianne McCaffrey) Griffin, Wayne (Sara) Griffin, and Karen Griffin. Cherished grandfather of Paul, Joel, and Laura. Dear brother of Ann Reckzine. Predeceased by his parents Austin and Helen Griffin. Bob was a teacher for 30 years. He was a member of the Silvertones Men’s Chorus and the Georgia Singers. He volunteered for the Alzheimers Society, the John Howard Society, and the Golden K Kiwanis Club where he was the Charter President. Bob was also a session member of the Paterson Memorial Church Choir. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME , 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Sunday, January 13, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. with visitation being held one hour prior. A burial of ashes will take place at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca13320603
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Posted by Steve Kutz (former student from Bluewater Public School) On Friday, January 11, 2019
To the Griffin family, please accept my condolences in Bob's passing. Many fond memories of Bob from days gone by.
Condolences
Posted by Margaret Beaton (Family Friend) On Friday, January 11, 2019
To Reta Jane and family, we are very sorry to hear of Bob's passing and are thinking of you all during this time of sadness. Margaret Beaton & Family
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Posted by jerry helwig (neighbour/student) On Thursday, January 10, 2019
My condolences to the Griffin family, being our neighbour on Wellington St. and then having him as a counsellor in high school he was always gracious and friendly. It was always nice running into him on his travels as he never forgot anyone, he will be missed.
In memorium
Posted by Douglas A Greenough (Kiwanis) On Thursday, January 10, 2019
Bob has been our table companion at Fairwinds these past three months. We grew to mutual closer friendship in these regular sittings. We also were fellow Kiwanians over these many years , integrity, a commitment to service , a good sense of humor and gifted musically. Bob will be long remembered for these things.
Condolences
Posted by Ward Finch (Colleague) On Thursday, January 10, 2019
Our condolences to Reta,Darryl,Wayne and Karen and families. As a fellow counsellor in Student Services at Central Collegiate with Bob for many years, I not only had the priviledge of getting to know him on a personal basis, but also his children, as their counsellor and as an English teacher for one or two of them. Bob was certainly a man of integrity. Our thoughts are with you as you go through this time of grieving together.

Dianne Clemens and Ward Finch


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