Louise Grift

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Louise May Grift (nee Rylett) on Sunday August 16, 2020. Born to Lloyd and Mary Rylett 79 years ago. Wife of the late John Grift (2002). Mother of Mary Vleeming (Henry), Jane Coll, Shirley Grift, Brenda St. Denis (Dave) and Ed Grift (Lori Jackson). Grandmother of Darell, the late Willy (1999), Ben, Kevin, Tina, Teresa, Jeffrey, Allison, Jason, Justine, Joshua and Dylan. Great grandmother of 13. Sister of Edith Bray. Sister in law of Dick and Joanne Grift, Evert and Ruthann Grift and the late Bill Grift (2002). Survived by sister in law Diny Grift. Louise enjoyed over 27 years operating the family business in Morpeth with John and the kids, the Skyway Restaurant and Gas Bar, where Louise was known for the best home-cooking. Louise loved her family very much and will be forever remembered. Those wishing to make a memorial donation are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association. A private family gathering will take place at a later date.

24 Comments on “Louise Grift”

  1. So sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.

  2. So sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Sincerely Lindsay and Cindy Boyd

  3. So sorry to hear of Louise’s passing . Our sincere condolences to everyone and their families

  4. To the Grift Family
    Sorry to hear of the loss of our children’s Grandmother. Thoughts and prayers for all.

  5. Hugs Mary and Dustin and the rest of the Grift family.
    Grandma will be sadly missed. It was rare to ever see her not smiling.
    RIP Louise I’m sure you are already in grandpas arms and Willy in yours.

  6. Hugs to the whole Grift family… she was a beautiful women and always smiling… she is smiling down on you now !!!! Sending thoughts and prayers…

    1. So sorry to hear the louise passing my thoughts and prayers are with your family she will be greatly missed by everyone that got to her .she was a great women

  7. My condolences to you Shirley! Only met your mom a couple of times when we were elementary school friends. She was very sweet. My thoughts and prayers are with you Shirley. Hope we can see each other again!!! Condolences to your whole family!!!

  8. To the Grift Family,
    Our family was so very shocked and saddened to hear of Louise’s passing. Louise was an angel on earth to our family in so many ways. When Heather (as a teen) suffered an injury, Louise readily came to assistance and transported her to Dr. John Button’s for medical assistance. Louise was a dear friend to Dorothy for many years, driving her to medical appointments, doing errands, and providing companionship by enjoying coffee time with friends and meals out together. She will always hold a special place in our hearts as a wonderful neighbour and friend. We’ll miss you, sweet lady! All our love and sympathy, Dorothy Smith, Heather (Jeff) Brodie, and Brenda (Lyle Garrett).

  9. Mary, Jane, Shirley, Brenda, Ed and families. Our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to all the beloved parents that guided us so well growing up in our little hometown. so many cherished memories. Bill & Cindy

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