GRIFFITH — David William Griffith, beloved husband of Geraldine Griffith, passed away in Brooks on April 12th, 2002 at the age of 79 years. Born in Cessford on November 30th, 1922 Dave received his schooling in the Cessford area. He and Geraldine Rosin were married on September 6th, 1953 at St. Paul’s LutheranChurch in the Handhills. The family continued to ranch at Cessford until retiring to Brooks in August of 1985. Dave had been very active in the Cessford District for many years; he loved camping, playing crib and looked forward to his morning visit with the coffee boys at the Dairy Queen. He and Geraldine both enjoyed membership at DuchessLutheran Church, the Prairie Pioneers and the Alberta Roamers. He will be best remembered for his love and dedication to his family, for being a hard worker, for his honesty, for his sense of humour and his love of teasing. He was predeceased by his parents Glenn and Nellie and 3 brothers Harley, Gene and Rod. Dave is survived by his loving family, his wife Geraldine of Brooks; 4 children, Lance and his wife Mary of Gem and their children Marni, Geoff, Jared and Bethany, Keith and his wife Donna of Handhills and their children Jolynn and Kacey, Del and his wife Lori of Cessford and their children Vanessa, Cordel and Justin and Elsa Martin and her husband Kevin of Duchess and their children Kale, Stephanie and Tonya; brother Roy and his wife Harriet of Hanna and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, April 16th from TrinityLutheranChurch, Brooks‘ Rev. Ferdinand Drewin and Rev. Carl Bogda officiated. Pallbearers were his grandchildren Marnie, Bethany, Jolynn, Vanessa, Stephanie, Tonya, Geoff, Jared, Kacey, Cordel, Justin, Kale and Bill. Interment followed at Brooks Cemetery. In memory of Dave, if friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to either STARS, Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park NE, Calgary T2E 8M7 or Brooks and District Ambulance Association, Box 1906, Brooks T1R 1B4. Arrangements in care of Smith Funeral Home. Telephone 362-4636.