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CRAIG, David Marshall

David Marshall Craig of Kelowna passed away suddenly on September 23, 2016 at Hatheume Lake Resort. He was born on December 17, 1953 in Beechy, Saskatchewan. Married to Dianne Craig, together they raised their children Kymberli, Ashleigh and son, Scotty.

In early years Dave worked in Northern Ontario as an outfitter guide, logger and volunteer firefighter. For the past several years Dave worked as an Ortho Tech and Nurse at Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) where he found passion and fulfillment working alongside his spectacular colleagues and caring for his patients. KGH was a home away from home. It was in the halls at KGH where he would often bump into his daughters and sons; Kymberli who works in Cardiac Services, Ashleigh & Melissa (his hospital daughter) who worked side-by-side with him in the Ambulatory Care Department, his wife Dianne who works in Hemodialysis and son-in-law Tyson on the Psychiatric McNair Unit. Outside of these halls, he would find himself outside with his other two sons, Scott and Mike who shared an extremely strong passion in their love for hunting, camping, outfitting, hiking and target shooting.

Dave lived life fiercely. What gave him the most pleasure would be when he found himself hiking 100 km mountain ranges, hunting, snowmobiling, fishing, cooking or simply help managing Hatheume Lake Resort. It was at Hatheume Lake where he would spend countless hours playing hard and working diligently to keep the camp running smoothly. Most importantly, Dave loved his family near and far. As a huge family, we would make terrific memories from the Craig humor that each one of us brought to the table. Dianne remembers when she first met Dave who would brag of his loyal, loving family. On their first date, she recalls him pulling out a long roll of pictures of his nieces and nephews from his old wallet.

Dave so sadly left behind his wife: Dianne; daughters: Kymberli (Tyson) McMullen, Ashleigh (Michael Wain); son: Scott; and Jordyn Wain, his first precious grand baby; sisters: Pat (Bill) Best, Donna (Vic) Grywinski; brothers: Earl (Jane) Craig, Ken (Judy) Craig, Doyle (Anna) Craig; brother-in-law: Don Belke. nieces/nephews: Kelley, Bobbi, Lindsay, Lindsay, Michelle, Trevor, Kimberly, Darcy, Darrin, Anna-Lisa and many other great nieces and nephews. Dave was preceded by his parents and treasured nephew Duane Best.

Dave’s Celebration of Life will be held at Trinity Baptist Church, 1905 Springfield Road, Kelowna on October 7, 2016 at 1:00 pm.

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October 7, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Trinity Baptist Church

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The service for CRAIG, David Marshall is scheduled for October 7, 2016 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Trinity Baptist Church

1905 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Winnie Sousa says:

    I’m so sorry, Diane to read about your loss of Dave. He will be missed. Maybe you can stop working so hard and enjoy the kids. My thoughts are with you through this rough time. Winnie

  • Karyn Rockwell says:

    So saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. He will be so missed. My condolences to all of you. I have the fondest memories of nursing school and studying with Dave. I worked with him often over the years and we always bragged to each other about our children. A devastating loss, please hold onto your memories. He was a great man who loved you all with such pride.

  • B.Finlay says:

    News of Dave’s passing hits hard as we own at Hatheume Lake, and are reeling over a recent owner passing, too. I don’t think the two of them crossed paths, but they would definitely have shared some laughs. I saw in Dave a kindness for others that is too rare. His volunteer efforts around the Resort were so numerous, strangers would think he was staff. His passion for outdoor pursuits shone through his son, whom I met in the Lodge. Hold on to him always through shared tales of his glory. He taught everyone he met something memorable, something honourable.

  • Erin Best says:

    Beautifully written. Such a sad loss, Dave will be dearly missed.
    Thinking of you all and sending lots of love. xoxo

  • Christine Sloan says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Dave’s passing. Truly a shock and loss to everyone. I have many fond memories of him in nursing school as well when we were at your place for a bbq and all the kids did a dance performance for the parents that evening. It was always a pleasure to bump into Dave in the halls or taking report for one of his patients to the ward. I can only hope it is of some comfort to you that he was loved a respected by many and your amazing parenting and love is present in your children. Hugs to you and all who knew him ~Christine

  • Tanya & Jeff says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. He was a very kind and caring man and always willing to help all of us with anything we needed at the lake. His never ending love for his family and the outdoors will always be remembered.

  • Linda Dumka says:

    Kymberli and Tyson…..my most sincere condolences to you and your family. Its unthinkable to lose your father so young. Your thoughts and memories need to sustain you through the difficult days that follow. Hold them close. Hugs, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Jayce Campbell says:

    So sorry for the loss of your loved one Diane. Beautifully written and such a beautiful family. Big hug to your family .

  • Bobbie McDonald says:

    Diane and children
    I so loved Dave and when I met you Diane, I knew you were the girl for him. I could always see the good in him and I am so happy that you and his children brought him so much happiness. Love and prayers for you and the children!

  • Roger and Betty Adams says:

    We will miss Dave, he was a great friend and asset to everyone. He was in a place he truly loved and hope that he did not suffer. We will always remember the day Roger fell off the ladder at Hatheume, Dave sat with us for several hours making sure Roger stayed awake and took care of the cut on his hand so professionally.

  • Andy & Tamara says:

    Diane(and family) we are sending much love and support to all of you! Our Hatheume family is reeling and his presence, wit, kindness and smile is greatly missed!
    Thinking of all you!
    Andy & Tj(Cabin 6)

  • Karen & Gary Berman says:

    We are so very sorry for the sudden loss of Dave. He was a good friend to us all at Hatheume and always willing to help anyone in need. We will miss him around the camp fire. May all your good memories help you in the days and months and years ahead. With our sincerest sympathy.


    Diane and Family. My heartfelt condolences and it is with a heavy heart that I embrace your sorrow and send you and your family to each and everyone a warm hug. Just to let you know I lost my Husband. of 61yrs. And yes I truly understand the heaviness that surrounds you. I am Stella Grywinski’s friend at Hawthorne Park in Kelowna. Prayers for peace in our hearts with love.



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