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Wednesday January 16, 2013

John Dougall Craig
July 31, 1940 - January 9, 2013

It is with great sadness that the family of John D. Craig, of Toronto, Ontario announce his passing on January 9, 2013 in Englewood, Florida where he was a winter resident. Born July 31, 1940 in Paris, Ontario, John was the only child of Dougall Craig and Helen Moore Craig, now deceased. This gentle and kind man loved and was loved by his family and friends and his loss is immeasurable. John is survived by his wife and best friend of 37 years, Marilyn, and three step- children, Alexandra Dousmanis (David) Curtis, Christos Dousmanis, and Athanasios Dousmanis (Hanako Yamaguchi), eight grandchildren, Rachel, Bruce and Georgia Curtis, George, Kristina (Cliff) Rigney, Ashli (Andrew) Stevens, Jason and Kaia Yamaguchi and two great- grandchildren, Sydney Stevens and Tristin Rigney. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Laura (Bud) Fera of Rochester, New York, her four beloved sons and their families, his brother-in-law Bernard (Cecelia) Derby of Rotunda West, Florida, their son, daughter and families in Florida and pre-deceased by his sister and brother-in-law Loretta (Robert) Stumpf and their son and his family in Florida and their dear daughter and husband in Rochester, New York. An employee of the Bank of Montreal for forty years, John enjoyed several administrative positions across Canada. As Premises Manager, his last move was to Toronto overseeing the Bank's move into their new Canadian Head Office at First Canadian Place in Toronto. John was also active in the Canadian Business Travel Association. John retired in 2000 as Corporate Services Manager. John attended St. David's Episcopal Church in Englewood and was happiest volunteering and working alongside his friends in the kitchen at various functions, at the Thrift Shop and making all smile when he was 'Mr. Santa'. Summers at the cottage on Kennisis Lake in Ontario were filled with joy and laughter, a 'renewal of family vows'. A memorial Service will be held at St. David's Episcopal Church, date to be determined. Cremation will be followed by inurnment in Rochester, New York. Memorial contributions may be made to St. David's Episcopal Church or to Tidewell Hospice, Port Charlotte, Florida. Arrangements made by Lemon Bay Funeral Home, Englewood, Florida.

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