CRAIG, Kevin Lyle

April 24, 1958- April 29, 2020

It is with deep sadness that the family of Kevin Lyle Craig announces his passing on April 29, 2020 after a courageous battle with bladder cancer and then eventually brain cancer. Kevin was born & raised in Calgary and was the youngest sibling of 5 children. Kevin and his wife Connie (nee Armstrong), moved their young family to Cochrane 21 years ago and have remained there since. The family spent many weekends camping in their trailer especially up near Rocky Mountain House.

Kevin was the Parts Manager at Shaganappi GM for many years. He took a break from the automotive industry and worked in the oil & gas camps up in Conklin and Fort Mackay between 20012- 2017. In July of 2018 he joined the Parts team at Cochrane Toyota for a brief period before he was diagnosed with bladder cancer.

Kevin was a loving husband to his wife Connie and devoted father to daughters Chelsey & Jamie. He is also survived by his brothers Dave & Bruce (Brenda), sisters Debbie (Ed Laplante) & Julie Ferris. He is also survived by his brother in law Don Armstrong (Bev), his sister in law Lynda (Chris Woods) and sister in law Jean Armstrong as well as several nieces and nephews. Kevin was predeceased by his parents, James & Elizabeth Craig, his brother in law Ken Armstrong & sister in law Dorothy Bruessler Armstrong.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cochrane Food Bank. There will be a Celebration of Life held at a later date. 

The family would like to thank the Drs. and nurses of unit 111 & 112 of the Foothills Medical Centre and also the Drs. and nurses of the Chinook Hospice. We are grateful for your compassion & care of Kevin.

Always remembered and forever loved. Until we meet again you will always be in our hearts.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochrane Country Funeral Home, Alison (Allie) Van Arnam, Funeral Director. Ph: 403-932-1039.

  1. On 01/05/2020 at 12:48 pm John and Barb Speer Said:

    We are so sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time of great sorrow.

  2. On 02/05/2020 at 8:49 pm Helen and Peter Parnell Said:

    Both Peter and I are so sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing. We both enjoyed meeting him over the years, either on our deck at one of our parties, bumping into him at Cochrane Toyota, or any number of places in and around Cochrane. He will be sorely missed by all.

  3. On 04/05/2020 at 1:41 pm Gordon Laplante Said:

    My condolences to you Connie and your girls Chelsey and Jamie for your loss of Kevin. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Life goes by so fast that you sometimes forget to make time for visiting family. He will be always be in your hearts and memories, he will be sorely missed. You all take care of each other.

  4. On 09/05/2020 at 8:39 am Connie and Gerry Taillon Said:

    We are so sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing. Since we live deeper in the cul de sac (#17) we often passed by Kevin out in the yard or chatting with other nearby neighbours. He was always smiling. We pray that you (Connie) and your daughters and others who knew and loved Kevin will be comforted by memories of the life you shared and the well wishes of people who share in your grieving and the love of those who miss him. We are particularly sorry you cannot gather with family and friends to celebrate his life during this pandemic. May God bless you and comfort you as you mourn.

  5. On 09/05/2020 at 12:23 pm Carolyn & Brian Fitzgerald Said:

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Kevin was a great neighbor, husband and father. We know he will be greatly missed but will live forever in your hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are will you.

  6. On 09/05/2020 at 1:26 pm Cindy and Sam Wallace Said:

    Connie and girls,
    So sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing. He was a great guy and was taken way too young. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

  7. On 10/05/2020 at 2:15 pm Ray & Joy Tideswell Said:

    Connie & girls,
    The Lord bless you & keep you; The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. Sorry to hear about Kevin’s passing. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Ray & Joy Tideswell

  8. On 12/05/2020 at 10:11 am Craig Dunbar Said:

    To the Craig family;
    My sincere condolences to all of you on Kevin’s passing. I met him years ago through a mutual friend and classic cars. I enjoyed our many chats in his office whenever I stopped by Shaganappi for my numerous auto parts or repairs, or at the Grey Eagle parking lot car shows. He was always friendly and helpful. May the love of family and friends support you in this time of need. Shine on, Kevin!
    Craig Dunbar

  9. On 15/05/2020 at 11:44 am Adam & Krista Biglin Said:

    Sorry for your loss Aunt Connie, Chelsey & Jamie. We are deeply saddened to hear the news. We knew Uncle Kevin to be a funny, kind and loving man, he will be missed. xx

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