Elaine Janice Griffin
Elaine Janice Griffin passed away peacefully at the age of 78 in her home February 19th with her family present as she wished. Elaine is survived by her husband Gordie & her daughters Beth Griffin (Terry Prosser), Tara Watson (Darryl), Michelle Griffin (James Kennedy). Grandchildren Thomas Watson (Kate), Melissa Watson, Nicholas Martin (Jacqueline Bain), Trevor Watson and Connor Griffin, also Great-grandchildren Sean Watson, Olivia Cummings, Thomas James Watson, Evelyn Elaine Watson and Isabella Martin.
Elaine was born in Woodstock, NB on May 14, 1942 and pre-deceased by her parents Archie and Doris (Cunningham) Demerchant. She is also survived by her six siblings: Lillian (Bunny) Pryor, Marilyn Everett, Sandra Bryant, Paul Demerchant, Louis Demerchant & Mackie Demerchant as well as several nieces and nephews.
Early in her adult life, Elaine worked as a telephone operator for NBTel. She enjoyed gardening, cross-stitch, sewing, baking and reading. She had endless compassion for all animals especially those who were injured or mistreated. She often brought animals into her home and loved them back to health with great care and patience. Most of all, Elaine enjoyed watching her family grow into great, responsible adults with families of their own. Elaine loved watching her grandchildren become wonderful adults and the youth of her great-grandchildren developing personalities as individuals themselves with traits of their parents and grand parents peaking through. She loved them all so deeply.
Throughout the years her children and grandchildren would often find a friend or family member seeking guidance or a listening ear from Elaine. She was never one to judge but encouraged them to see other people’s perspective, their own strengths and support them to be strong enough in their decisions to see things through. She was always supportive no matter their choices or advice they accepted from her. Elaine always took time to listen about life events of others and give them her compassion and understanding. This began at a very young age for Elaine as she was the oldest of seven children.
Her family would like to thank everyone who helped care for Elaine during her illness especially those who went the extra mile even though their work day was done, the paramedics at Ambulance New Brunswick, the Extra Mural Program in Woodstock and all the physicians who were involved in her care. Last but certainly not least, the continuous care and support of her Littlest Angel; without your care, Elaine would not have been able to stay home as she wished. The entire family was confident in the excellent care you provided whenever we left the house or laid our heads on our pillows at night. Mom had the very best of care and we are forever grateful.
There will be no visitation or service at this time but a celebration of Elaine’s life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Carleton County Animal Shelter or a charity of the donors own choosing.
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