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CRAIG, Arthur Roland

November 13, 1919 — August 18, 2018

With great sadness, the family of Arthur Craig announces his passing on August 18, 2018, at the age of 98 years. He was predeceased by his dear wife, Mildred, his brother, Bill, and his grandson, Andrew. He will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by sons Richard (Carol Love), and John (Linda); grandchildren Heather (Steve) Crowe, Ian Craig, and Laura (Nathan) Ouellette; extended family, and many friends.

Dad was born and raised in Edmonton. His early interests in radio and flying stood him in good stead when he enlisted and was commissioned as an officer, serving with the RAF on their secret radar installations during World War II. After the war, he married his love, Mildred, and became owner and manager of Alberta Electrical Supplies in Edmonton. Retirement took them to Kelowna in 1969.

Dad had a lifelong love of amateur radio, connecting with friends around the world. In his fishing days, he was an expert at tying his own flies, and helped start the Edmonton Trout Fishing Club. His interests included music, photography, and electronics, but his family was always the most important part of his life, and he looked forward to time spent with his loved ones, relating stories or sharing humorous anecdotes.

Dad was a man of strong character and was devoted to his family, his community, and his country. He was dutiful in all aspects of his life, and enriched the lives of others through his commitment and service.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Good Samaritan Mountainview Village who provided Dad with care, friendship, and loving kindness over the past five years.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Good Samaritan Society (Mountainview Village), the Alzheimer Society, or a charity of one’s choice.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Good Samaritan Society (Mountainview Village), the Alzheimer Society, or a charity of one’s choice.


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Service Details

The service for CRAIG, Arthur Roland is scheduled for Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC

Phone: 250-860-7077

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  • Elizabeth (Libbey) Katleen Craig Skinner says:

    Art was so fortunate to have lived a good and long life, He was loved deeply, well respected, and served his country and family with diligence, pride and commitment. I have a wonderful photo of Mo & Art, my parents, Bill and Charlotte, and our grandparents, Harry and Eva. . My deepest condolences for your loss, but the collection of memories and stories are countless for the sharing, and will help each of you to find comfort . May God Bless you and keep you all safe and well .Would love to hear from you..

  • Michael Craig says:

    With fond memories I will always treasure my 1972 August visit to Kelowna and time spent with uncle Art and aunt Mildred at their beautiful home overlooking the lake. One afternoon uncle Art and I took a drive in his 2 door red Mercedes and traveled up a mountain road to its peak at break neck speed. What a thrill! I only wish I had been able to spend more time with my uncle as he was truly a fine man.

  • Bill Corbett says:

    What a wonderful man Art was! I had the privilege of working for Art from 1975 until I retired in 2010 as a CA with KPMG, and he was always positive and professional. The fact that my own dad was a veteran and was born in Edmonton just five weeks before Art gave us a bond from the beginning through to when my dad passed away at 95. While his stories of World War II were incredibly interesting and while he really enjoyed sharing them, his eyes really lit up when talking about his sons and all his family. When Art and Mildred moved to River Run from the lake, he looked at the change so positively. In fact, he so thought it was the best place to live that he called me when a nice home came up for sale in River Run so I could buy it which I promptly did. Embracing change and seeing the positive in all was the Art Craig that I knew and will miss.

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