Margaret “Betty” was born in 1922. After her first year of university she supported the war effort by working in the aviation manufacturing industry with Boeing at their main factory on Sea Island. She became a union supporter and organizer. Her husband, Harold “Hal” Griffin, was associate editor of the Pacific Tribune in the early ’50s. In 1959, Betty became an elementary teacher in Burnaby. She quit when she became pregnant in 1963 and no maternity leave was available. On her return to teaching four years later she joined the BCTF negotiating team, helping to establish maternity leave and indexed pensions. She was given an honourary lifetime membership for her 14 years of service. She was Past-President of the Burnaby Teachers’ Association. At the age of 92 she declared her hobby was “Fighting injustice.” She died on May Day, May, 1, 2017.