Jessie Griffin (nee Riddell)

October 21, 1935 - January 30, 2024

Funeral Details: Private Family Arrangements

Jessie Griffin aged 88, passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 30, 2024.  Survived by her daughters Louise and Gillian and “son of her heart” Stephen Jessome (Debra), her grandchildren Kayleigh (Timothy), Lindsay, Hayden (Hannah), and Camryn (Luke).  She will be missed by her sister Agnes, many nieces, nephews and friends.  Predeceased by parents William Gilbert Riddell and Agnes Manderson Ireland, brothers John, William and George.


She was a wonderful mother and grandmother who was always there when we needed her.  She led by example which she inherited from her loving parents.  She had a wonderful sense of humour and strong opinions that she didn’t mind sharing.


The family would like to thank Dr. Anderson, Jody, Torie, Susan, Pastor Bruce and the staff of Mill Creek Care Centre for the wonderful care they provided to Mum over the past 7 years.


At Jessie’s request, cremation has taken place and a private ceremony for immediate family will be held in the future.


Donations in memory of Mum may be made to The Salvation Army for those who would like to do something to honour her.


Online memories and condolences may be shared at


Our Connection Remains

By Tamsen Butler

I'll always be a part of you,
You'll always be a part of me.
Genetic similarities? We had more than a few.
I'll hold you in my heart as you fly free.

Peaceful Transition Simcoe


10 Condolences
  • Karen Fleming
    Posted on: Friday, February 2, 2024 Reply

    Fond memories of your mum she was a true lady . Deepest sympathies from Bill and I in Scotland.
    R.I.P. Auntie Jessie.

  • Bernardine Campbell
    Posted on: Friday, February 2, 2024 Reply

    Louise & Jill & Steve,

    Scott & I offer you our sincere sympathy. May she rest in peace.

    Fly high with the angels Jess until we meet again!


  • Andrea Foerster-Davis
    Posted on: Friday, February 2, 2024 Reply

    So very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts.

    Keith, Andrea and Keira

  • Sherri Watier (nee White)
    Posted on: Friday, February 2, 2024 Reply

    My condolences on the passing of your mom.

  • Sue Ridde
    Posted on: Friday, February 2, 2024 Reply

    My heartfelt condolences to Louise, Gillian, Hayden, Camryn, Lindsay and Kayleigh. Auntie Jessie, may you find peace with Grandma, Grandpa and your three brothers. You raised two beautiful daughters who are the epitome of everything you held dear. Rest well, you will forever be in our hearts and you leave us with memories that will be cherished forever.

  • Lena Sutton
    Posted on: Saturday, February 3, 2024 Reply

    Jessie-It was truly a pleasure knowing you and spending time and a few birthdays with you and your family. They will be moments I will always remember. Your daughters and your grandchildren will have special, loving memories that they will cherish forever.
    Rest in peace Jessie, you will be missed 💕

  • Nancy Marsh Byles
    Posted on: Monday, February 5, 2024 Reply

    Our deepest condolences of sympathy to the Griffin and Trottier family for the loss of their Mother and Grandmother.
    Jessie aka “Jess the Kid”, was a very special lady and we will all miss her terribly, she was one of a kind!
    Thanks for all the memories and so much more Jessie! Love you XO

    Nancy, Andy and Jesse Byles

  • Linda Cross (Hall)
    Posted on: Monday, February 5, 2024 Reply

    Louise and Gill,
    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. I have so many memories playing at your house over the years.

  • Virginia Dean (White)
    Posted on: Monday, February 5, 2024 Reply

    Louise I am so very sorry for the loss of your mom. We also moved to Richmond Hill in 1967 and our mothers worked together at the Bank of Nova Scotia and if I’m not mistaken our families spent time together. May your mom rest in peace!

  • Debby Banks
    Posted on: Monday, February 5, 2024 Reply

    Sending our sincerest thoughts and condolences to Jesse’s family and friends. Jesse shared the same dining table as our mom, Paula at Mill Creek. We felt her to be such a sweet and kind soul. She was outspoken when she needed to be. A wonderful person. My brother Jeff had alot of great chats with Jesse during dinner time. We only recently discovered she was from Richmond Hill, as were we.

    Hope you find comfort in your special memories and surrounding of your loved ones.

    Thinking of you all.
    Jeff Banks, Debby Banks

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