Nina Griffiths

Obituary of Nina Armista Griffiths


It is with great sadness that the family of Nina Armista Griffiths of Burtt’s Corner, NB; announce her passing on September 23, 2022, at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital. Born on November 11, 1933 in Plaster Rock, NB, she was the daughter of the late Birdie and Harry Copp.

She married the late Irvine Griffiths in 1952 and raised their seven children together in Burtt’s Corner. Nina is survived by her children, Carol Lawson (Melvin) of Saint John, Nancy England (Everett) of Royal Road, Paul Griffiths (Rose), Wayne Griffiths (Rejane), Kelly Smith (Todd), Patsy Cullins (Kirk) all of Burtt’s Corner. Sister’s Vivian Jenkins of Hartland and Margie Bonner of West Palm Beach, Florida. She is also survived by her 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren

Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her daughter, Kathy Blaxland and several brothers and sisters

Nina worked as a Telephone Operator for NB Telephone in Keswick Ridge, NB when she met her husband Irvine. Following that she was a home maker and raised her family. Over the years she enjoyed babysitting many children in her community out of her home.

Nina was a natural born storyteller and loved to tell stories. In 2011 she collaborated with the Keswick Valley Laubach Literacy Council and included her story in a book entitled “In My Day Too”. Nina was a member of the Kingsley-Birdton Pastoral Charge, a life member of the Kingsley United Church Women, a member of the Burtt’s Corner Seniors Group, a member of the Women’s Progressive Conservative Association, and a faithful volunteer for the Keswick Valley Rec. Center. Nina could often be found attending most community events and always willing to volunteer and lend a helping hand whenever she could. In her later years she became an avid reader and enjoyed sharing and recommending books.

Nina was most proud of her large family and always found a way to stay connected and in touch with everyone. She was always a loving and kind grandmother and role model to her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and she loved to brag about them to all. She enjoyed entertaining and friends and family always felt welcome to visit anytime day or night and share a cup of tea and homemade goodies in her warm and welcoming kitchen.

Visitation will take place at York Funeral Home, 302 Brookside Drive, Fredericton on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The funeral will take place at York Funeral Home's T. Gordon MacLeod Memorial Chapel, 302 Brookside Drive, Fredericton, NB on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 11:00 am with Pastor Chris Walker officiating.

Interment will take place in Birdton Community Cemetery, Birdton at a later date.

For those who wish, remembrances may be made to Kingsley United Church or The Birdton Community Cemetery Fund or donor’s choice. Personal condolences may be offered through



4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
York Funeral Home
302 Brookside Drive
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
York Funeral Home's T. Gordon MacLeod Memorial Chapel
302 Brookside Drive
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
(506) 458-9538

Interment at a later date

Birdton Community Cemetery
Birdton , New Brunswick, Canada
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