It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Stuart Charles Craig (“Stu”) on August 31 2012, due to pancreatic cancer. Stu was born September 4, 1930 in Winnipeg Manitoba, the first of 6 children born to Stuart W. and Annie Norah (“Norah”) Craig.
Stuart spent his early years in Winnipeg and Prince Rupert. After the war the Craig family moved to Terrace, where Stuart spent his teenage years living on a farm on Braun’s Island. Stuart cherished the memories of the farm in Terrace throughout his life.
Leaving Terrace briefly to train as a mechanic and start his career with Finning Tractor, Stuart returned to Terrace in 1959 where he continued to work for Finning and eventually married and started a family. In 1966 Stuart transferred to Vancouver, but continued to visit family and friends in the Terrace area throughout his life. He worked for Finning for 34 years and stayed involved with their retirees association for another 20.
Stuart was a loyal and supportive son, brother, husband, father, and friend. Stu is survived by his wife of 48 years, Constance, his daughters Vanessa (Steve) and Zelda (Jesse), granddaughters Madelaine and Lillia, sister Arlene and brother John, brothers-in-law Keith (Janet) and Don (Valerie), and 13 nieces and nephews.
A Memorial for Stu will be held at 2 pm on Friday September 14, 2012 at the Delta Town and Country Inn in Tsawwassen.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in his honour to the BC Cancer Society or local Hospice Society.