Griffith Lloyd Hughes was suddenly taken from us last Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops following a massive stroke.
Griffith was born in Wells on October 27, 1949 and raised in Terrace.
A vital and vibrant person, he will be dearly missed by his friends, family and community.
Griff’s nearly 30 years of service with the Williams Lake Volunteer Fire Department culminated in his role as Captain.
“Billygoat Griff” was an inveterate hiker who always delighted in going closer to the cliff’s edge than anyone else.
And you could always spot him on the ice at the curling rink by his red hair — if his distinct laugh hadn’t reached you first.
As a forester in charge of timber buying at West Fraser, Griff was perfectly suited to travelling throughout the Cariboo, making many friends along the way.
His passion for his family, work, and play defined his life and made him a joy to know.
Griff is survived by his loving wife and soulmate, Anna; daughter Korynna (Raymond) and grandsons Justin and Matt of Hinton, Alberta; daughter Charisse and granddaughter Alexandra; grandsons Jacob and Daniel of Quesnel; parents Joan and Ellis of Kelowna; brothers Brad of Victoria; Jon (Lynn) of Terrace; Gerry of Vancouver; and sister Susan Roach (Ron) of Vancouver; and many other relatives and friends.
Reverend Sandra Sugden will officiate at the service to be held at Cariboo Bethel Church today, Tuesday, March 2 at 3 p.m.
Williams Lake Fired Department members will serve as pallbearers.
A reception will occur in the lower level of the church following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Griff to the CT scanner fund for Cariboo Memorial Hospital would be greatly appreciate.