Elizabeth Lethbridge Kirwin

Elizabeth Mary Lethbridge Kirwin (nee Grigg)

October 26, 1920 – April 20, 2012

Elizabeth passed away peacefully on April 20th at the age of 91.

Elizabeth was born in Montreal, an only child of Richard Louis Grigg and May Armstrong. She spent most of her life in the Eastern Townships, her family farm in Stanstead and summer home on Lake Memphremagog held a special place in her heart.

She married in 1942 and is predeceased by her husband, Bruce Kirwin (2009) and her eldest son, Richard (1973).

Elizabeth will be lovingly remembered by her four children: David (Norah) Harry (Elaine) Jill (Bob) and Jehanne (Tilley). She also leaves 5 grand children, Jennifer, Heather, Katie, Don and Lindsay, 2 great grand children Zoe and William.

Elizabeth was, a “LADY” with a true sense of style, her good taste brought her to Salt Spring in 1980 where she quickly became involved in the community. Golf, bridge, boating, volunteering, and her love of people soon made her many friends, her zest for life continued. Her love of travel took her around the globe, she enjoyed any adventure and was game for anything. You did a great job Mum, we all love you, you will be sadly missed – thank you Mum for being you, you are the best – never to be forgotten.

Special thanks to Dr. Barclay and the wonderful staff at Lady Minto Hospital whose exemplary care and compassion helped our mother through her last months, special mention to the kitchen staff for the delicious food she loved.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday April 29th

from 1pm to 4pm at Jehanne’s, 120 Fairview Road.

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