In memory of

Richard Grigors

March 7, 1926 -  May 12, 2019

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Richard Grigors, affectionately known by family and friends as ‘Poopsie’. Loving husband of Zane, father of Anita (Glen) and Zinta (Viktors), grandfather of Teika (Adam), Nora (Maris) and Aleks, great-grandfather of Arija, brother-in-law of Guna (Juris) and Maris (Sarma), and uncle to many in his native Latvia. He died peacefully May 12, 2019 in his 94th year, surrounded by love, after a long and fulfilling life. We will remember his generosity, humour, intellect, ingenuity and above all, love of family. He was our hero and role model, who showed us how to live life with integrity and compassion. Visitation will be held on Wed, May 15, 6:00 – 9:00 pm, and funeral on Thurs, May 16, 2:00 pm, with visitation 1 hour prior, at York Funeral Centre, 160 Beecroft Rd, Toronto. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to LRDF (“Latvia Relief and Development Fund”): “Donation for the Museum of the Occupation”, c/o Dagnija Staško, 16 Elterwater Ave., Nepean, ON K2H 5J2, Canada).
Vieglas smiltis, Poopsie.


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Ruth Graham Armstrong 

Entered May 18, 2019 from Collingwood, Ontario

My sincere sympathy to Richard's family. When I joined the staff of the Park Plaza Hotel in 1965, Richard was the Accountant. I particularly remember his warm smile, his sense of humour. It was heartwarming to read about him today and it brought back many memories of our working days in such a beautiful hotel.