ELLIOTT, Jean Shirley Griffin - Born in Hartford, Connecticut on September 17, 1929.
Died peacefully at home in Toronto on December 19, 2017 at the age of 88.
The daughter of the late Samuel and Florence (née Smith) Griffin, she is survived by her loving daughter Jean Smith Elliott (Robert Williams), her brother William Griffin (Shirley), her sister Bette Forbes (Bruce), and predeceased by her brother Samuel Griffin and his wife Mary.
She also leaves nieces and nephews Sam Griffin (Marcia), Martin Griffin (Alyson), Martha Hennig, Victoria Ford and Bruce Forbes and their respective families. Jean received her A.A. from Hartford College for Women, where she served as President of the Student Council.
She earned her B.A. with First Class Honours in Modern History at Trinity College at the University of Toronto and her A.M. from Harvard University.
The family is deeply grateful to Veronica Silva for providing many years of devoted care with support from Jocelyn Ocio, Cristy Flores, Joan De Los Santos and Ria Ruiz.
A service will be held in Trinity College Chapel, 6 Hoskin Ave., Toronto on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a reception. As she wished, Jean will be buried next to her parents in St. James' Cemetery in Glastonbury, Connecticut.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to The Friends of the Library, Trinity College, 6 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto.