Mr. Ian Griffith
First Vice President
From the age of 14, Ian has been involved in the funeral industry working with his father, the late Earl Griffith. He was a graduate of Coleridge and Parry School in 1984 and the Barbados Community College in 1987. In 1989, he graduated from the American Academy McCallister Institute of Funeral Services in New York, with honours. During his two (2) year stay in New York, he did his apprenticeship with the well-known funeral establishment - House of Hills in Brooklyn. His apprenticeship was a well-rounded experience in the mortuary, as well as Funeral Home Management. On returning to Barbados, Ian worked with his father to further develop the funeral home. He started his trade embalming for many funeral homes on the island such as Downes and Wilson, Lyndhurst and Keith Jones to name a few, and also across the region with Lyndhurst in Dominica, Crick’s in St. Lucia and Merrimans in Guyana. His input to the funeral industry goes way beyond just taking care of the deceased. An active member of the community, he has taken the funeral home’s involvement beyond the funeral with the introduction of bereavement support groups, christmas programs and remembrance services for families of loved ones passed. He assisted in the development of the Youth Milan Football Club in St. Lucy and is proud to give youth a chance to learn more about his profession, having been involved with the Job Attachment Program of the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic. Ian’s philosophy is not only to serve families going beyond presenting a smile on the deceased, but also ensuring that each family’s grief process is as easy as possible, by handling every detail of the funeral with attention. “No funeral must end in frustration and discomfort” is his belief.