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Gerald Griffiths 1927-2017 Following a family committal at Three Counties Crematorium, we held a service of thanksgiving to celebrate Gerald’s life on Thursday 2nd February. Gerald’s grandfather Tom had a haulage business and it was Gerald’s father Tom, who looked after the stables, keeping the horses fit for purpose. Gerald was apprenticed to a shoe maker at the age of 14 but it was in the Navy where he found his real passion as an engineer. Gerald was brought up Anglican but Eileen, his wife of 40 years, was Roman Catholic. They pragmatically decided to take the boys, Trevor and Clive, to the Baptist Sunday School. Eileen and Gerald moved to a new house in Buckby Wharf in 1962, to assist with the care of a frail relative but it was so cold that the inside the frozen house the walls were icy, hardly a suitable place to take small boys, so they had to stay with family. Eventually the house was habitable and they moved in. As a youngster Gerald enjoyed scouting and camping- an involvement that remained close to his heart for the whole of his life. He was very involved with getting a decent scout hut in the village and along with other parents and leaders first raised funds and then physically took part in building the hut. Gerald met Eileen at the Hammersmith Palais- he enjoyed dancing...also football, bowls and table tennis. Gerald loved children and was “Pap-Pap” to his grandchildren, always ready for a game or a joke. Gerald leaves his two sons Clive and Trevor, daughters-in-law Lynn and Sarah, grandchildren Emma and Mary; Tom and Guy; also his great grandson Joe (aged 6), who wore a very smart three-piece suit to the service. We appreciate his faith and the love Gerald shared with others and are thankful that he is now free from a mind and body which let him down and left him confused and sometimes frustrated. Gerald’s ashes will be laid to rest in a plot with his wife Eileen.
In Memoriam
© Long Buckby URC 2017

Long Buckby United Reformed Church

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Gerald Griffiths 1927-2017 Following a family committal at Three Counties Crematorium, we held a service of thanksgiving to celebrate Gerald’s life on Thursday 2nd February. Gerald’s grandfather Tom had a haulage business and it was Gerald’s father Tom, who looked after the stables, keeping the horses fit for purpose. Gerald was apprenticed to a shoe maker at the age of 14 but it was in the Navy where he found his real passion as an engineer. Gerald was brought up Anglican but Eileen, his wife of 40 years, was Roman Catholic. They pragmatically decided to take the boys, Trevor and Clive, to the Baptist Sunday School. Eileen and Gerald moved to a new house in Buckby Wharf in 1962, to assist with the care of a frail relative but it was so cold that the inside the frozen house the walls were icy, hardly a suitable place to take small boys, so they had to stay with family. Eventually the house was habitable and they moved in. As a youngster Gerald enjoyed scouting and camping- an involvement that remained close to his heart for the whole of his life. He was very involved with getting a decent scout hut in the village and along with other parents and leaders first raised funds and then physically took part in building the hut. Gerald met Eileen at the Hammersmith Palais- he enjoyed dancing...also football, bowls and table tennis. Gerald loved children and was “Pap-Pap” to his grandchildren, always ready for a game or a joke. Gerald leaves his two sons Clive and Trevor, daughters-in-law Lynn and Sarah, grandchildren Emma and Mary; Tom and Guy; also his great grandson Joe (aged 6), who wore a very smart three- piece suit to the service. We appreciate his faith and the love Gerald shared with others and are thankful that he is now free from a mind and body which let him down and left him confused and sometimes frustrated. Gerald’s ashes will be laid to rest in a plot with his wife Eileen.
In Memoriam