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Grace Gwendolyn Griffin and Michael David Citroen

When Grace Gwendolyn Griffin was born on September 16, 1927, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, her father, Arthur Bird Griffin (1888-1972) was 38, and her mother, Lily (nee Moore) (1891-1985), was 35.

Grace was the third daughter born to the family and her father very much wanted a son. As a result, Grace's nickname was "Sonny" (and she was known to her nieces and nephews as "Auntie Sonny"). Grace had a girly side, but was also very much the tomboy growing up.
As she grew up, Grace rebelled against her tomboy image and left home to become a model in New York and later in London, where she met her future husband, Michael David Citroen. Michael was a jeweller.

Grace married Michael on December 29, 1952, in Westminster, Middlesex, England. The couple settled in England and had two daughters.
When Michael David Citroen was born on November 4, 1925, in Brentford, Middlesex, England, his father, Albert (Bertie) Citroen (1902-1958), was 23 and his mother, Julia Jacobs (19…

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