November 16, 2018

Remembering Griff

Thank you all so much for the messages, cards and beautiful flowers that have been sent over the death of my amazing husband. I am so very grateful for the 21 years that we had together and Griff will be missed by all his family members.  

I am not going into detail about things but to answer some of the questions I am getting from people I will share this.

We took him to hospital on the Sunday morning. After several tests he was placed into a deep sleep and taken to the Intensive Care Unit.

It was here that he died at 10.45 on Monday the 12th November without knowing that he had the one thing he feared the most Cancer



We were all with him and he was surrounded by loving hands and gentle words. We are all stunned at the speed of the decline and we will miss him very much.

Not one of us can go back to our own homes and not see some job that Griff did for us.

His work was perfection and he loved being a builder who never knew how to say "No" to anybody

The funeral will be held at Lytham Crematorium
FY8 4AB
 29th November at 3.30

If you knew him and would like to say "Goodbye" then you are more than welcome. 

Please don't send flowers, make a donation to Cancer Research UK as that will help them to conquer this awful disease

Here are some videos to show the fun times we had with Griff over the years.💔

This was a family trip he organised for both our families to Grassington and it was a fabulous day out 


This is Isabella' House that he so carefully put into the back garden when she was three



And this one was Jamie's Restaurant that he did over four months and the bar was his pride and joy.
He put so much care and attention to detail in everything he did and his work was immaculate

43 comments:

  1. Thank you for taking the time to send this message Christina. Wonderful memories of a much loved man. He enjoyed life and loved his family as much as you all loved him. Thinking of you daily. Much love xxx

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  2. So so sorry to read of your loss Christina, especially at this time of year. I hope you are comforted by loving thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Xx

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  3. Such beautiful memories Christina, I am sure they will sustain you through the dark periods and overtime replace the strong feelings of grief and loss. Thank you for sharing. Sending prayers and love for you and your family. Will be thinking of you on the 29th. God bless.

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  4. So sorry for your sad loss. Thank you for sharing these fabulous memories with us xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  5. The speed this happened is the hardest for you but the best for him, he did not suffer. My thoughts are with you Christina. Much love. Wendy L.

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  6. So Sorry for your loss Christine, thoughts are with you and your family at this very difficult time, Kate x

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  7. Some lovely memories in these videos Christina. Thank you for sharing

    June

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  8. Thank you, Christina, for sharing your Griff with us. Your words and pictures help us know what a special and wonderful person he was. You were both blessed to have each other.
    With heartfelt thoughts and love as you get through these difficult days.

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  9. Thank you for sharing your wonderful memories, watched with tears in my eyes. My thoughts for you all continue at this sad time. Diana xxx

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  10. So sorry for your loss Christina, love to you and your family. x

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  11. I'm just catching up with blogging and am so sorry to hear of your sad loss. You have some lovely memories of an amazing husband. My thoughts an prayers are with you at this sad time.
    Kath x

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  12. i am so so sorry for your terrible loss thinking of you all. sheila

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  13. What an amazing person Christina, and your beautiful kitchen and craft room. So sorry for your devastating loss. Thinking of you and your family and saying a little prayer for all of you. Anne Owens xx

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  14. Christina, I am so sorry for your loss! May the Lord be with you and your family during this time. Thank you for sharing your precious memories of Griff with us. I still remember the craft room, kitchen, well, all of the house projects you both created together! I remember him as your #1 camera crew too. God bless.

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  15. Thank you for sharing these lovely memories with us, Christina. I sincerely hope that these videos of a life shared will bring some comfort to you and the family. Chris xx

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  16. Thank you for this message Christina. So sad. Thinking of you at this time.

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  17. Christina, I've just read your posts and please accept my condolences. I will be holding you and your family up in prayer. Love from Florida - Donna

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  18. Heartfelt condolences to you and your family Christina. My thoughts are with you all at this very sad time. Christine x

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  19. Thanks for sharing a little about Griff. Hugs to you, Christina, and to your family.
    He will be missed.

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  20. I am sorry for your loss. His work and memories will hold you tight.

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  21. Pam Mckenzie - Thank you for sharing these lovely memories Christina, Griff was a truly special man. I hope with time your dark hours will pass and you can once again remember these loving moments with Griff, thinking of you, lv. Pam Mckenzie, Spain

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  22. Thank you christina for sharing your beautiful memories with us I did love watching Griff's wonderful videos. Faye x

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  23. Christina,

    There is silence for a time, a pause for memory. Then the music starts again but in a different Key.

    So very sorry for your loss.

    Beverly

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  24. Hi Christina
    Thank you so much for sharing the videos with us which show what a lovely man your Griff was. May they help you at this dark time. You were very lucky to have each other and have such a lovely family. I'm in tears writing this and feel for you at this very sad time. Please take care and will be thinking of you on the 29th.
    Love and hugs
    Jenny C xxx

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  25. Christina I'm so sorry for your loss what a amazing & clever man building your beautiful kitchen & craft room.. Thank you for sharing your lovely videos I loved watching them such beautiful memories for you & your family.
    Sending you much love Christina your in my thoughts & prayers take care
    Hug's Lynda Brock xxx

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  26. I am so sorry to hear of the sudden loss of your lovely husband Griff. I have followed your progress and benefited from your creativity and generosity of sharing over the years, and feel you are a good friend, and so I cried for you both and your family. I have prayed for you and for Griff in his journey and I am in awe of your strength. Thank you for sharing the videos and for a glimpse of the circumstances of his last day. You are much loved by this craft community, please take care of yourself and your family at this sad time. With much love and respect. Nancy Millway

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  27. It wasn't till I watched these videos and remembered them for when they were first posted that I realised how much you make all of us a part of your family. To my joy Griff once picked my name to win a prize!!!! Your sorrow is deeply felt Christina but these cherished memories will sustain you. My heartfelt thoughts go out to you and your family.

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  28. Having gone through this myself, Christina, I know how terribly shocking and devastating this has been for you..my heart goes out to you. You have some wonderful memories of your beloved husband That will help to sustain you in the months to come and a loving family on whom to lean. Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your families.
    With deepest sympathy...Sherry Hay.

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  29. Thank you for sharing some of your memories of Griff. He was obviously a very talented and gifted builder. I continue to keep you and your family and friends in my thoughts and in my prayers.
    Sandra

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  30. Dear Christina, So very sorry for for the loss of your lovely Griff, taken so swiftly from you and your family.All the lovely work he has done for you and the family.His wonderful filming we so enjoyed seeing. Prayers thoughts and love and Blessings for you all. Dorothy Cattanach.xxx

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  31. Christina I'm so incredibly sad and sorry for you on the loss of your treasured Griff. I didn't know him, but by all accounts he was truly a kind and loving person. Please know that we are all thinking of you and your family at this very sad time. Deb xxx

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  32. So very sad to hear of your loss Christina, your Griff was a diamond and over the years I have enjoyed viewing all of the tutorial videos that Griff produced for you. An amazing husband, dad and grandad he will be loved and remembered every day. My thoughts are with you and your family at this very sad time.xx

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  33. You have such wonderful memories of such a wonderful husband Christina love to you and your family
    Sue xx

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  34. One consolation was he never suffered too long...my thoughts and prayers are with you all....God enfold you in his arms and grant you peace....lots of love Ursula xx

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  35. Christina, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved husband. I have been trying to catch up on my mail and just read about it. Sorry it has taken so long. Your husband was such a talented man. Thank you for including the videos.

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  36. I have had s mass said for griff Christina I hope you don’t mind my heart goes out to you and your family he sounds a great guy all your loving memories will bring you comfort in the sad days my deepest sympathy Christina
    Love to you and yours june horrocks xxxxxx

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  37. Christina....so sad and shocked to hear about Griff...thinking of you and your family at this time of loss.

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  38. How tragic Christina, I am so sorry to read this. What a wonderful man your husband was.....sending love to you and your family at such a sad time xxx

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  39. Thinking of you at this sad time …

    At this time of loss may you be comforted by the thought that someone so special will never be forgotten.

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  40. So sorry to read of your loss, Christina love to you and your family xx

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  41. Thoughts and prayers will be with you today from all your family and friends both known and distant.As well as the devastation you will feel please feel proud that Griff was loved by so many. I cry for you. Love and a huge hug. Margaret xxxxx

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  42. Thinking of you today Christina. Sending love to you and your family.
    Love Val in Spain x

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  43. Thinking of you and your family today Christina

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