July 1, 1935 – October 22, 2019
Jim, a resident of Comox passed away peacefully on October 22, 2019. He was predeceased by his parents, Gladys and Earl Craig, sisters Norma Peeley, and his wife Marlene Attwell, and is survived by his son Shayne Earl Craig; stepsons, Jack Attwell McDonald (Wendy) and Douglas Allen McDonald; grandchildren Stephen Andrew McDonald, Katie-Anne McDonald, Christopher Aaron McDonald, and Nicholas Alexander McDonald, and his brother Don Craig (Gerene) of Summerside, PEI, sisters Jean Grahonja (Jordan), of Toronto, ON, as well as numerous nieces and nephews
Jim began his early life fishing lobster and working in a beverage plant on the Magdalene Islands. In 1952, he and his brother joined the military, and trained initially as an Airframe Technician. He had a long and distinguished military career, from 1952 to 1985., serving in many leadership capacities. After retiring from the military, he went on to serve in the Corps of Commissionaires from 1987 to 2014, retiring at age 79.
Jim was a legion member for over 40 years, and a past member of 888 Wing and the Comox and 19 Wing Golf Courses. He loved fishing and hunting, curling, golf, darts, cribbage, bridge, camping, travelling, and walking.
A renaissance man, Jim taught himself to do almost everything, and enjoyed doing it.
Jim was a devoted husband to his wife Marlene, caring for her until her death in 2012, and an exemplary father and best friend to his son, Shayne.
A special thanks to Dr. Bradley Harris, to the Home Support and Palliative Nursing teams, to the Cancer Clinic, and to Fr. David Hogman and the parish of Christ the King.
Prayers will be held in Christ the King Parish Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 pm; a Mass of Christian Burial at 1 pm on Wed, Oct. 30, Rev. Shayne Craig presiding.
Comox Valley Funeral Home
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