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David "Farkle" Kilgour Craig

February 15, 1956 ~ May 22, 2022 (age 66)

Obituary


It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of David Kilgour Craig, on May 22, 2022. David was born in Campbellton, New Brunswick on February 15, 1956, to Roderick and Mary Craig (Shives). Although David was born in Campbellton, he moved to Moncton as a young boy in 1973. David was a graduate of Harrison Trimble High School (Moncton) and Saint Thomas University (Fredericton) with a Bachelor of Arts and also completed a Mechanical Technology Course. David was employed for 33 years with Michelin North America in Waterville, Nova Scotia. He also worked on the offshore oil rigs and oil industry in Northern Alberta and briefly worked in drafting on Prince Edward Island in his younger years. David was very athletic and competed in various sports including wrestling, rugby, soccer and volleyball as well as enjoyed outdoor activities such as snowmobiling, skiing and swimming. David loved his family, friends, fur babies, researching, whistling tunes, tinkering with gadgets, searching his family tree, music, travel, photography and sports (especially watching his favourite NHL team, the Toronto Maple Leafs). His love of music took him to many concerts and festivals over the years. For 30 years in the spring and fall, David eagerly joined his musical brothers for “Pickin’ Weekend” in Hunters Home, New Brunswick, which is located on the beautiful shore of the Canaan River. It was here that he looked very forward to the genuine camaraderie, good music, food and drinks (preferably Moosehead Pale Ale) along with many great shenanigans in making very special memories to last a lifetime. He had a phenomenal family of musical and musical loving friends who will miss him dearly. As much as David loved these things he also had a love for road trips in the Miata convertible with Darlene during the warmer months and most times they never knew where they’d end up in their travel adventures together. David pretty much travelled around the world.
In his younger years he decided to set out on a backpacking adventure which took him to many countries, including Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Greece, France and Germany. David’s love and determination to search his family history also took him to Scotland and England. After many years David finally decided to explore Mexico and Cuba as he had never travelled to the Caribbean. David’s love of schnitzels and beer took him to Munich Oktoberfest in Germany. David was a natural storyteller and loved talking about his worldly travels. His trip to New Zealand made a sheep herder out of him, where he took a low paying job to earn a few bucks and realized his special love for Border Collies during that adventure. While in Australia David successfully obtained his International Open Water Certification (November, 1983) where he explored Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. David was very wise and knowledgeable and will always be remembered for his quick wit and his unique gift of storytelling. His motto in life was to do what you love, follow your passion and live life to the fullest. David loved his family immensely. He will be extremely missed by his partner and soul mate, Darlene Humphreys; daughter, Elizabeth Ann Craig (Jamie Cahoon), Halifax; son, Alexander Robert Kilgour Craig (Laura LeBlanc), Lawrencetown; step-daughters, Bailey Hancock (Dartmouth) and Morgan Hancock (Mike Patton),Newport Corner; step-granddaughters, Milah Patton and Déjà Hancock; the mother of his children, Patricia Craig (Danny Ansems), sister, Ann Howe (John), New Brunswick; nephews, David, Patrick and Jesse; mother-in-law, Jenny Farrar; sister-in-laws, Nancy, Debbie, Susan, Joann, and Lori Ann; brother-in-law, Aubrey and their families. David was predeceased by parents; Mary Craig (Shives) and Roderick Craig; maternal grandparents, Louise Shives and Reginald Kilgour Shives; paternal grandparents, Gordon Craig and Vivian Craig; a brother (Allan) and a sister, both in infancy. David will also be missed dearly by his fur babies, Marti and Gordie. Family flowers only. Donations in David’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Arrangements have been entrusted to East Coast Memorial.

A Graveside service will take place on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 11:30am at the St. Michael’s Windsor Forks Cemetery, highway #14, Martock, Nova Scotia, followed by a Celebration of Life at the Royal Canadian Legion Hants County Branch #9, 35 Empire Lane, Windsor, Nova Scotia at 1pm.

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Services

Graveside Service
Saturday
June 4, 2022

11:30 AM
St. Michael's Windsor Forks Cemetery
Hwy #14
Martock, NS B0N2T0

Celebration of Life
Saturday
June 4, 2022

1:00 PM
Legion BranchRoyal Canadian Legion, Hants Co. Branch #9
35 Empire Ln.
Windsor, NS B0N2T0

Donations

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia
5657 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax NS B3J3J4
Tel: 1-902-423-7530
Web: https://www.heartandstroke.ca/

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