Rodney Thomas Craig
CRAIG – Rodney Thomas – May 7, 1935 – May 26, 2019
Rodney passed away peacefully in his 85th year at home, surrounded by family. Rodney was the beloved husband of Beverly (Burwell) Craig for 49 years. They had a partnership filled with love, friendship, compassion and many shared interests. He was the loving father of Jason (Kim Blackwell), Trevor (Ashley Goodfellow Craig) and Heather Munderich (Sam).
He is survived by his five grandchildren Maude Rose, Hannah, Nathan, Liam and Eli; they all brought him much joy and filled him with pride. The legacy of Rodney’s kind spirit and zest for life will live on through them.
Rodney will be lovingly remembered by his sisters Inez Lewis (Bill deceased) and Karen Tolonen. He was predeceased by his sister Ailsa Green (Ken deceased). He was a beloved friend of his sisters-in-law Jackie (Scholes) Burwell (Mike); and Helen (Burwell) Reaume (Gary).
Rodney will be missed by his many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
He was born in Crowland, Ontario and spent most of his life as a resident of Welland and Ridgeville, Ontario. He is predeceased by his parents Harry Craig and Dorothy Lord.
Rodney was a tireless and selfless volunteer for the United Empire Loyalists’ Association, Colonel John Butler Niagara Branch and the Ontario Genealogical Society, where he served on many committees and as President at various times.
Rodney was a person of faith and lived life serving others. He was a devoted member of St. Kevin’s Parish, Welland.
Rodney worked at the Atlas Steel in Welland for 45 years. He will be missed by his many friends and former co-workers.
Visitations will be on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 from 2 pm to 4 pm at H. L. Cudney Funeral Home, 241 West Main St., Welland, Ontario. Prayers are at 2 pm.
Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 11 am at The Parish Community of St. Kevin Catholic Church, 303 Niagara St., Welland, Ontario.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Kevin’s Memorial Fund or St. Kevin’s Advent Fund. Online condolences available at www.cudneyfuneralhome.com.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Rodney Thomas
Craig 1935 2019..