GRIGG; Dorothy Jean (nee LITTLER)
March 10, 1933 – September 22, 2015
The Littlest Littler has left us! Mom was born at Vancouver General Hospital. She was the youngest child of Maurice R & Mary H Littler (Grice). She was predeceased by her parents, and all of her siblings and their spouses – Arthur R. Littler, Pearl B. McMurdo (William), Mary V. Craig (Fredrick T), Maurice R. Littler (Beverley J Read), Walter G. Littler (Evangeline G. Goodwin) and Sylvia M. Cram (Robert R). Survived by her children – Ann Burdon (Bill), John Grigg (Debbie R. Moraes) and Douglas Grigg (Denise Malouin), 5 grandchildren – Elenor Fawcett (Chris), Katherine Markus (Jamie S.), Miranda, Morgan & Heath Grigg, 3 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and friends. She was predeceased by her son-in-law Julius Markus and step-grandson Peter Markus. The Littler family moved to Roberts Creek in the 30’s and back to Vancouver in the 40’s where Mom attended McBride School and was the May Queen. She then worked at Janzen’s as a seamstress. She met John F. Grigg (deceased) and married him in 1956. John F. Grigg was the grandson of two Chilliwack pioneer families – James & Agnes Grigg, (James died on the Empress of Ireland in 1914 along with his 2nd wife Pricilla, Agnes died at Harrison in 1909) and Federick A. & Ada George. He was also the son of John M. Grigg who, along with his brother Roy, drowned in the Fraser in 1921. Mom & John Grigg parted ways in 1982. Mom then met George Berg and lived with him in Burnaby. After George died in 1998, she went to court and was responsible for the Wills Variation Act being amended to give common law spouses the same rights as married ones. Mom and her best friend Katie (deceased) moved to Kelowna to share a house. Mom’s health was failing and she wound up in assisted living in Kelowna and Penticton. In 2013 she moved in with Ann & Bill in their home in Mission and lived there until the end. Mom was loved by all. She loved humor, angels, traveling, parties, slot machines, game shows, pro wrestling, flowers, cats, sweets, Elvis, sherry, stuffed toys and watching birds. Most of all she loved people! She always had a big smile for anyone she met. Mom was a survivor. She survived a burst appendix, post polio syndrome, strokes, diabetes, cancer, a weak heart and dementia. It took pneumonia to do her in. Mom’s family and friends are invited to help celebrate her life at Ann & Bill’s home in Mission at 2pm on Saturday, Nov 07, 2015. Please RSVP to 604-826-4025 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Her ashes will be buried at Vedder View Cemetery in Chilliwack, as requested by Mom, at a later date.