In Memory of




Obituary for Gary James Griffith


Peacefully on November 22, 2023, at The Victoria General Hospital, Gary passed away at the age of 71. He is survived by his wife Alison, sister-in-law Pat Peterson (Arnold Burtney) and numerous cousins, friends, and friends that were like family from Fort Churchill to Portage to Pinawa to Fort St. John and Winnipeg.

Gary was predeceased by his parents Bill and Betty, infant younger sister Kelly, stepmother Doris, mother and father-in-law Margaret and George Peterson Jr. and sister-in-law Nancy Peterson. Also, Gary’s much loved dogs Rikki, Rawnda, Kenya and Kallie that waited for him at Rainbow Bridge.

We wish to thank Dr. Penner and Dr. McClure, Nurses Albert, Madonna and Audrey, HCA Helen and the rest of the staff on 5 North, Dr. Liu and the Winnipeg Paramedics for your wisdom, advice, respect and kindness that you treated Gary and us with – we are grateful for each one of you.

A special thank you goes out to Dwight Dunlop, Rachal Lymburner, and David Gray for all you did, and to family friend Eirik Bardal for your great care in fulfilling Gary’s final wishes.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Gary’s honour to either the WHS – Winnipeg Humane Society or the Prairie Region of HKVCA – Hong Kong Veterans Commemorative Association.

A celebration of Gary’s life will take place at Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 3030 Notre Dame Avenue on Friday, December 15 at 2:00 pm. Private interment will take place at a later date.

“Rise up and Ride on Griffy!”