Merton Doriel CRAIG

Born: Sun., Apr. 3, 1927
Died: Wed., Mar. 6, 2019

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CRAIG, Merton Doriel

It is with love and treasured memories the family of Merton Doriel Craig announce his passing at Hallowell House on Wednesday March 6, 2019 following a stay in PEC Memorial Hospital.

He was married in 1949 to Geraldine 'Gerry' Yardley. Father of Joanne (Dana) Vader, Sandra (Kevin) Hicks and Doug (Barb) Craig. Merton was predeceased by his eldest daughter Diane (Roy Blower), his parents Kenneth and Mae (nee Wannamaker) Craig and brothers Vernon, Norman, Oakley and Floyd. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Kelly, Bradley, Natalie, Jason, Korinne, Chrissa, Brittany, Melissa and Michael, son-in-law Roy and Debbie Blower. Great-grandfather of 18.

Merton enjoyed hunting and fishing and as long as health permitted, a yearly trip to northern Ontario moose hunting as well as to deer hunting camp. Merton belonged to the I.V.O.E. and was a Hoisting Engineer with H.J.McFarland Construction Company and Wimpey's prior to moving to Ridge Rd. in 2003. He owned a small farm for 40 years at West Lake.

A special thank you to all who visited Merton at hospital and Hallowell House and for the kind care received from all staff, to Dr. Koval, Dr. Wattam, Dr. Johannsson and Mary Stever, to Hicks Funeral Home for kind and efficient service and to Pastor Danny Smith for encouraging visits.

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Merton's life will be held later in the spring.

If wishing to make a donation in Merton's memory it would be greatly appreciated by PECM Hospital Foundation or Hallowell House Residents' Council.

Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton.

Charitable donations may be made in Merton's memory to the following organizations:

Hallowell House Residents' Council
13628 Loyalist Pkwy., RR 1 Picton, ON K0K 2T0
Tel: 613-476-4444

Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation
just inside front doors of hospital.
403 Picton Main St., Picton, ON K0K 2T0
Tel: 613-476-1008 ext. 4503/4425

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Judy (Smith) Tester
   Posted Thu March 07, 2019
So sad to hear of Uncle Merton's passing. He will be sadly missed by all that loved him. I recall so many wonderful memories as a child of Uncle Mert. He was a very kind and sweet man. I shall cherish these memories forever. My thoughts and prayer's are with you all at this time. God bless you all.

Barbara Smith
   Posted Thu March 07, 2019
Sending love to Aunt Gerry and all the family. I can only think of happy times when I think of Uncle Mert. God Bless you all.❤️

Dan & Sylvia Craig
   Posted Thu March 07, 2019
We are very sad to hear of uncle Merts passing. Our deepest condolences to the family.

Stephen Smith
   Posted Fri March 08, 2019
Aunt Gerry and family,
Sorry to hear of Uncle Mert's passing.
Many fond memories of time spent with you, Mert and Doug up north at the trailer while he was working for McFarland's.
Patience was one of his strongest traits , I know because Doug and I tested it on many occasions. As an example - when Doug and I was around 12 years of age we decided to be lumber jacks for the day. We fetched two axes from the wood shed and headed to the woods behind the house. Mert arrived home when we were just falling our twelfth tree. Keep in mind that these were all good size trees, 30 plus feet high. Needless to say Uncle Mert was not impressed but asked us to never do it again. As he walked away I heard him say, ''looks like a herd of beaver came through''.
He may be gone but his memories will last forever.

Stephen, Roni Smith and family

Brad Blower
   Posted Sun March 10, 2019
My Grandfather - Poppa Craig, taught me patience, and the delivery of a good story...Many years I sat and listened to Poppa tell stories at the hunting camp. His stories were shared with my two sons Brock and Logan. We were so lucky to have him with all of us together at the hunting camp for generations.....

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