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Keith Griffiths

5th Feb 1932 — 30th May 2024
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Passed away peacefully on 30th May 2024, aged 92 years. 

Reunited with his beloved late wife, Ruth. A much loved dad of David & Helen, and a cherished grandad & great grandad.

A Service of Thanksgiving to take place on Thursday 20th June 2024 at Hinckley United Reformed Church at 1:15pm. 

Family flowers only please. Donations are being raised in memory of Keith, payable to the 'Donations Fund' which will be forwarded onto Lawrence House and the Worklink project. Or you can donate online using the adjacent tab.

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Funeral Service

Date:
Thursday 20th June 2024

Time:
1:15pm

Location:
Hinckley United Reformed Church
The Borough
Hinckley
Leicestershire, LE10 1NL

Messages Of Condolence

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I have known "Uncle Biff" all my life. Initially as a friend of my parents, Jo and Alan Abbott and then as my Head of Year at JCC. He and dad played cricket together for many years for Hinckley Town CC. Uncle Biff was the reason I got into Matlock college to train as a teacher, without his encouragement and support I might have given up. He gave the eulogies at both dad's and mum's funerals, nobody could have done it better.
Keith Griffiths was a true gentleman,very humble and kind and he will be greatly missed.
Madeline Stevens
I was so saddened to hear of the recent passing of Keith. As a colleague of his, at JCC, in the 1980s, he was a cheery and friendly fellow member of staff, who was always willing to help and support others, especially the students in his charge. In occasionally seeing him, around the town, in recent years, that was still very much the case, and he continued to live life to the full. Sincere condolences to his family and friends. We have all lost a real gent.
Nigel Coult
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Keith has faithfully served the community of Hinckley in his work as a teacher and his dedication to serving and supporting Wednesday at One. I knew Mr Griffiths at the JCC as a kind and supportive teacher. I recall him dressing up as Boy George in the Christmas Assembly of 1983, showing his willingness to put a smile of the faces of his students and go above and beyond his teaching role.

It has however been through Keith's friendship with my dear Dad that I came to know his servant heart and the kindness and support that Keith has faithfully shown his friends.

My dear Dad (Robert Lucas), would down tools every Wednesday lunchtime to leave his workshop and play the piano regularly for services at Wednesday at One. When ill health prevented this, Keith faithfully kept in touch throughout his illness regularly sending Dad cards, photographs and greetings from everyone at Wednesday at One. Whenever I visited there would be the most recent card on show in Dad's room. We greatly appreciated the love and support that Keith so faithfully showed to Dad throughout those years, never forgetting him and keeping him is his prayers.

Thank you Keith for your friendship and the way you so faithfully supported Dad. My love and deepest sympathy to your dear family.

You have faithfully run the race and 'pressed on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called you heaven-ward in Christ Jesus' ( Philippians 3:14) ' Well done, good and faithful servant .... enter into the joy of your Lord ( Matthew 25:21).
Katy Mitchell (Nee Lucas)
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My dear friend Keith was a remarkable & lovely gentleman. I had the privilege of starting a friendship 5 years ago, kindled by our shared interest in Westfield High School, where Keith was my PE teacher in the early 1960s. We soon found we both loved sport, especially football & of course cricket. We enjoyed each others company and loved our leisurely Thursday lunches together, our long chats and the meandering drives around our picturesque countryside. Sadly no more, but I have lovely memories that I will cherish forever.
You were a shining light & I am so grateful for your friendship.
R.I.P Keith
Dennis Jaques
I worked alongside Keith for a number of years at JCC. He was a very kind and supportive colleague and he always made time for everyone. He will be sadly missed.
Denise Lawton
A good friend to Hinckley Unitarians although our theologies differed, he was a great teacher at JCC and a lover of cricket.
Peter Hewis
Keith was a true gentleman. My thoughts are with you all and he will be sadly missed by family and community.
Dena Loughlin
Keith has been the backbone of the Wednesday at One service since its inception. He has a warm pastoral heart and kept an eye on everyone who came along to W@1. Rest in peace reunited with your own dear Ruth.
Rev Malcolm Clarke
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Rest in peace Keith, you became a good friend to me when I joined URC and every Sunday after service I would fetch you a cup of tea and biscuit and we would chat away. Will be an empty space without you my friend
Paul Deeming
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My dear friend Keith or Mr Griffiths as I know you as at JCC. We met again at the URC and we had Tuesday lunch, you were so missed today I had the honour of you coming to my 65th birthday in April when you informed me that it was 50 years since we had a birthday photo how you remembered I don't know but you were correct 7/4/74 was my 15th birthday and 1st day back after Easter and I gave you cake you were an amazing teacher and made learning fun but you were no pushover we had to behave going to miss my hug and kiss every Sunday and Tuesday lunch you were an amazing friend to me and Paul. Sleep tight sir, now you are with your beautiful Ruth that you always showed us photos will miss your stories love you always Keith, Annette x
Annette Deeming
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There are no words - you have been such an inspiration, influence and guiding light throughout my life. Such a good friend and confidante to Anita & Ron for over 60 years. I have so many special memories of Ruth, Keith, Helen & David. We will miss you terribly. Rest in Peace Uncle Keith xxx
Debbie Scotton
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Mr Griffiths was head of Castle House when I attended JCC, and also our RE teacher. He didnt just teach, he listened and as head of my house he was always approachable, helpful and kind. A lovely man.

My heart goes out to his family, so sorry for your loss.
Melinda Pemerton

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