Condolence: Please accept my sincerest condolences on your loss of Craig. Having gone through school with Craig and many memories made as a fellow parishioner at St. Andrew's for so many years, he is remembered for his unique qualities that few possess these days. I have always considered Craig a friend, and it is with much sorrow to read of his passing. My prayers and many thoughts of love to his entire family are with you.
My guess is that I met Craig at St. Andrew's. He would have been a teenager. I don't remember. That would have been years ago because I belonged to the church for almost 40 years and now have not been a member for several years. I do remember the first time I met him with Jack when they came to Allan's and my first house in Perkasie to install some molding. Craig was quiet and very nice. After he and Jack finished that job, I thought what a really good job they did. Craig was good with the details. That is so important to make the finished product look so good. I am sure that mindset was part of every job he did. He was a respected professional.
I also remember someone telling me that at your wedding, Craig talked about how very happy he was to have married you. You were a nice couple and raised nice girls. Just raising good kids who are an asset to the world, is a great accomplishment. It takes work and time by very unselfish people. You both did great.
I was so sorry to hear that you lost Craig. Allan told me when he got home from church on Sunday. It's a big loss. I have no idea how you are feeling or what you are thinking. I can only hope that the great memories you have with Craig carry you and your family. What wonderful stories you will have to tell your grandchildren. Keep him alive with stories and pictures. You all have so much to be proud of.
You all have great family members and friends to help you. That is important. Just deal with this in your own way and know that how you deal with it is personal. We are all different.
I am thinking about you and I hope that the week goes well. Sunday will be a showing of the fine person Craig was and a wonderful showing of great respect for his family.