1907 – 2002
On June 16, 2002, Gordon Craig passed away peacefully in Vernon, with a wee bit of a smile on his face, after living for 95 wonderful years. He had resided in Chilliwack for over 50 years before moving to Vernon a year ago to be closer to his two sons and their families.
Gordon, who was born in Petrel, Man., moved his family to Chilliwack at the end of the Second World War. He worked as a machinist at Bretts and later at Fraser Valley Frozen Foods. He then returned to carpentry, his first love, and built many houses in the Chilliwack area. The last part of his career was spent as a carpenter at the FVMP in Sardis.
Gordon was an avid sportsman, and helped build the Chilliwack Curling Rink, and later the hockey arena. Besides curling for 35 years, he was a member of the Meadowlands Golf Club, coached the Dairyland ball team, was a lifetime member of the Chilliwack Square Dance Club, and was active with the Naturalists Club. Gordon worshiped and helped with many functions at the Chilliwack United Church for over 50 years. He was also an active member of the Golden Kiwanis Club.
Gordon was predeceased by Rose, his devoted wife for over 50 years. He is survived by his two sons and their families, Larry of Kelowna, and Terry of Vernon.
A Celebration of Life family service is being held at Trinity United Church in Vernon. Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home, 250-542-0155.