Remembering Dr. Audrey Griffiths (1922 – 2008)

Photo of Audrey GriffithsWUSC is saddened by the passing of Dr. Audrey Griffiths, an alumna who touched the hearts of many with her generosity and compassion. Audrey’s first connection with WUSC was in 1988 as a volunteer in Lesotho, a southern country in Africa. There, she travelled to remote villages by airplane delivering assistance to the resident nurse and seeing as many as 125 patients a day.

Gladys Audrey Griffiths (née Meigh), who went by her middle name, studied medicine during the war at Newnham College Cambridge and Royal Free Hospital in London. She married Dr. Alan Griffiths in the fall of 1948 and together they had six children.

In 1957, the Griffiths immigrated to Canada, living in parts of Saskatchewan before settling in Leduc, Alberta. She was very committed to public service both in her community and her province. She sat on many boards including Leduc’s Library, Recreation and County School Board. As a school trustee, Audrey became president of the Alberta School Trustees Association and executive of the Canadian School Trustees Association. Dr. Griffiths was also a member of WUSC’s board of directors and its Alberta committee.

For over 15 years, Audrey donated generously to WUSC, helping us sustain and expand our programming. In 1998, WUSC recognized Audrey for her contribution to our work by presenting her with the WUSC alumni award.