Obituary for Thomas Griffiths

Griffiths, Thomas William
April 27, 1945 – December 4, 2023

We are heartbroken to announce the sudden passing of Tom Griffiths at his home on Dec. 4, 2023.  Beloved husband to Christine, father to Lara (Neal) and Rebecca (Scott), and loving grandfather to Isaac, Liam and Ila.  He is survived by his sister Christine (Jim), nephews Paul (Janet), Neil (Elaine) and Gareth (Vera) and predeceased by his sister Sonia (Alan),

Born on April 27, 1945, in St. Helen’s Lancashire England to William and Nellie Griffiths.  After earning a diploma as a draughtsman and working for a year on The Empress of Canada, Tom immigrated to Canada in 1969 where he met his wife Christine on a canoe trip in Algonquin Park.  After a long successful career in the sales industry, Tom retired as Vice President of Sales at Alcos Machinery in Newmarket in 2012 and moved to Kingston the same year.

Since moving to Kingston, Tom took great joy in spending time with his grandchildren, working out at the gym, as well as many happy years playing squash, golf and pickleball, taking long nature walks and coffee mornings with friends.  

He will be especially remembered by his family, friends, and everyone he met for his kind heart, willingness to help anyone in need, and his great sense of humor.  

Cremation has taken place and there will be a Celebration of Life in the Spring. For those wishing, memorial donations can be made to Cataraqui Region Conservation Foundation – Little Cataraqui Creek.

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