Craig William Crawford
Visitation Friday May 24, 2019 from 11AM-2PM followed by the memorial service beginning at 2:30 PM.
MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow, ON
In Memory of
Craig William Crawford
January 28th, 1958 - May 20th, 2019

Place of Death

Grand River Hospital, Kitchener


Craig William Crawford, of Lucknow, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday May 20, 2019 in Kitchener at the age of 61. He was born in Sarnia on January 28, 1958 to the late Orma (Thede) and Orval Crawford. Greatly missed by daughter Tara Crawford (Travis Acton) of Sarnia and son Jordan Crawford (Taylor Morrison) of Lucknow and special friend Barb VanDiepenbeek of Lucknow. Brother of Heather Crawford and Paul (Joanne) Crawford all of Sarnia. Also survived by niece Tori (Ed) O'Dwyer, nephew Joe (Kamilla) Crawford and great niece Flannery all of Toronto. Craig was actively involved with Silver Stick tournaments, Lucknow Lancers, Kinsman, Legion, Fire Department and the Reunion Committee and enjoyed volunteering in the community. Visitation will be held at the MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow on Friday May 24, 2019 from 11AM-2PM with a memorial service to follow at 2:30PM. A Celebration of Craig's life following the service will continue at the Lucknow Legion.


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Message from Rolland Robichaud2019-05-24 15:33:52

"Gark" was a  good friend growing up in Sarnia , great hockey buddy and a darn good golfer back in the day! I have thought about Craig often  and have great memories of our time together and was sorry to hear he passed away. My sincerest condolences to his family!

Message from Dave and Debbie Rushton2019-05-23 21:26:58

To Heather, Paul,Tara, Jordan and family,

We are sending our condolences to all of you for the loss of cousin Craig. We remember many great family times shared with him! He will be missed greatly. Love and prayers to all of you xo



Message from Carol (Carter) Hohner2019-05-23 20:18:26

To the Crawford family,

With deepest sympathy from Carol (Carter) Hohner who spent many happy times with Craig's sister Heather, at Gramma & Grampa Crawford's in Port Elgin. May Jesus be your comfort.

Message from LeaAnne Haldenby and Brad Engel2019-05-23 18:55:36

My sympathies at this difficult time.  I will miss Craig's smiling face whenever I go to the Legion.  It won't be the same without him.

Message from Dan Wilken2019-05-23 12:49:14

Tara and Jordan,

Cheryl and I are very saddened to learn of your father’s passing and wish to pass on our most sincere condolences on your loss. He was truly a genuine and caring person.

Working with Craig in his many volunteer capacities was always a pleasure and I frequently found myself seeking his advice and expertise on many occasions!

It was rare to see him without a smile. It was obvious he truly enjoyed helping others and took great pride in his community!

Please take some comfort knowing that the legacy of his many community accomplishments will last for many, many years.

 Your father will be dearly missed by family, many friends and the entire community.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during these difficult times.

Dan and Cheryl Wilken     

Message from Jamie Brancati2019-05-23 12:33:56

On behalf of the Bruce A FIN team I would like to offer our deepest condolences; all of us had dealings with Craig at work on a regular basis. He was a great guy to deal with. going to miss those crocs!!

Message from Jim Dawson2019-05-23 12:28:32

  Sorry for your loss .

Craig was a friendly , easy going , wonderful person .

Message from Ryan and Heather Billings2019-05-23 11:43:09

To Craig's Family,

Sending our sincere condolences to you during this time...  We had the pleasure of working alongside Craig a Bruce "A", and very much appreciated his sense of humour.   He will be greatly missed...

Message from HANS LOCHBIHLER2019-05-23 09:33:25

Sad news .....Craig will be sadly missed by his community

From fellow U0 CRO at Bruce A

Message from Darren and LeeAnn Maki2019-05-23 08:53:42

Our deepest sympathies to Craig's family and friends.  We were shocked by the news of Craig's passing.  I first met Craig through his involvement with the Lucknow Lancers over 15 years ago.  Little did I know that I would go on to work with Craig at both Bruce A and later the training center in additon to Legion functions and connections through the school.  He was a great guy and will be deeply missed.  He has left us much too soon.

Message from Phil Litrenta 2019-05-23 07:26:34

Dear Paul and family,

I am sorry to read of your brother’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Phil Litrenta & Brenda Lorenz

Message from Larry Hayes2019-05-23 07:04:09

I worked with Craig for many years at Bruce A. He always liked to get work done.

My deepest sympathy to his family.


Message from John Park2019-05-23 00:04:28

My condolences to Craig's family on your loss. I spent 2 plus years training with Craig on the CRO program and got to know him pretty well. Always a hard worker who found a way to jump through the hoops and helped myself and others to get through them as well. He was a caring fellow and always willing to help others. A great guy and a positive influence to have on your "team".  RIP Craig.

Message from Renee Jane (Carter) and Wayne Willson2019-05-22 22:22:06

Dear Crawford family, Please accept my sincere sympathy at the loss of Craig.  He and my brother used to play when Craig's family visited with Gramma and Grampa Crawford in Port Elgin.  God comfort you all.

Message from Wayne Caskanette2019-05-22 18:38:23

My condolences to Craig's family. He will always be a sadly missed U0 CRO.


Message from Linda Groves2019-05-22 13:58:26

Tara, Jordan, Barb and family, so very sorry to hear of Craig’s passing — he has left this world far too soon.  My deepest sympathy goes out to you at this time.  Craig was always a great guy to work with at Bruce A, very knowledgeable, friendly, and ready to lend a hand when needed.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Message from Paul Zelichowski2019-05-22 13:51:22

My condolences to Craig's family.  I'm shocked to hear of Craig's passing.  I worked with Craig for 28 years.  Rest in peace Craig. 

Message from Bryan and Vana Gammie2019-05-22 10:35:17

Jordan, Tara and all of Craig's family.

Our deepest sympathy on the loss of a wonderful Dad, Brother and Uncle.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.  Cherish the memories.

Message from Sarah and Sean Dalrymple2019-05-22 10:30:57

To Craig's family: We are very sorry for your loss. Craig was one of a kind. I'm glad I got to know him through the Legion. 

He may be gone, but your memories of him will last forever.

Message from Ian Little2019-05-22 10:07:06

Sad news about a great man......Craig will be sadly missed by everyone.

Message from Dale MacCrostie2019-05-22 09:23:16

Great guy always smiling. So sorry to hear of his passing. He will be surely missed. We worked at Bruce A for many years crossing paths at shift change.

Message from Russell and Danielle Sutton 2019-05-21 23:50:21

Barb,Jordan and Tara

Our thoughts are with you, as well as our memories of friendship over the years.  Many fun times with the Lancers, and the good old days of Caesar Sundays and great conversations during his pedicure treaments at the salon.  We will miss him dearly and send you all our love.   

Russell and Danielle Sutton 

Message from Ron and Dorothy Doll2019-05-21 21:05:27

We extend our sincere sympathy to the Crawford family for your loss of our cousin, Craig.  

Message from Ron and Anita Elliott2019-05-21 20:45:11

Tara and Jordan. Our deepest sympathy to you both on the loss of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you over the next while.

Message from Mary Knowles DelPlavignano2019-05-21 20:21:37

Dear Tara, Jordan, Paul and Heather.

i just wanted you all to know that you are in my thoughts and heart always! I won’t be able to make the service but please know that I will always remember “Giarc” in my own way as my big little cousin who let me cheat at Rumoli - love to you all ❤️❤️❤️

Message from Marilyn (Hamilton) Chappel & John Pryde2019-05-21 19:47:16

Barb & the Crawford family: Our heartfelt condolences on your tragic loss. Be assured you'll be in our thoughts during the difficult times ahead Sincerely, Marilyn & John

Message from John Bosch2019-05-21 19:35:00

To Tara, Jordan, Barb:  My most heartfelt and sincere condolences on the loss of your father and friend.  Craig and I worked together for many years, and I always enjoyed his "crusty" exterior.  But you could tell that beyond that crusty persona was a warm person who loved his family deeply!

I know that it is a hard time right now, but as time passes, you will remember your father with only fond memories, and indeed you will laugh at the times you shared together.  I lost my Dad 25 years ago, and even now, hardly a day goes by that I don't think of him!

Message from Jamie and Marlene Irwin2019-05-21 18:48:35

We are sending along our deepest sympathy to Craig's family at this sad time. He was a great guy who always had time for a chat.  He will be missed by many in our community.  

Message from Marjorie/George Humphrey2019-05-21 17:52:01

So sorry to hear about your Dad,he will be missed by many.


Message from Mark Becker2019-05-21 17:09:59


Please accept my sincere condolences to you at this very sad time.  Your dad was a good person and will be missed by all and know that it is apparent to me and others that he taught you to be the same.  

Message from Marilyn and Rick Burr2019-05-21 16:36:32

Sincere sympathy to the Crawford family, his children and his special friend Barb.  So sad; taken way too young. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Treasure the wonderful memories you have of him.

Message from Donald Rushton2019-05-21 16:13:27

My sympathies to the Crawford family. I will always remember Cousin Craig, gone too soon.