CRADDOCK, Richard Gregory
Richard Craddock “Dick” as his friends knew him, passed away on October 23, 2010, at the age of 73.
Dick will be lovingly remembered by his three daughters, Kim (Rick) Evernden, Laurie (Andy) Veitch, Maureen (Les) Mayan. His six grandchildren Stacey (TJ) McTrowe, Denise (Doug) Clark, Amy Veitch, Megan (Rocky) Veitch, Tyler Mayan, Lindsay Mayan. Six great grandchildren, his sister Carol Olsen and his brother Gordon (Laila) Craddock. Dick will also be forever remembered by his numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and dear friends.
Dick, the burly kid from Devon, AB had a success story that was all his own. He was a big, rugged kid who almost made the British Empire Games swim team in 1954, and who held a couple of provincial swim records. Then in 1954 Huskies coach Murray Smith discovered him in Devon, he didn’t have the benefit of high school football and he never played until he joined the Huskies as their offensive centre. Dick went on to play for the Edmonton Eskimos in 1958, 1959 & 1960. He had a long career with Imperial Oil, and retired at 55 so that he and his wife Joyce could live their dream- sailing the BC coast.
A celebration of Dick’s life will be held on Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 1:00PM at Wilson’s Funeral Chapel, 6120 Highway 2A Lacombe, AB
Memorial Donations in memory of “Dick” can be made to the Ponoka Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, 5800 – 57 Avenue, Ponoka, AB T4J 1P1. Expressions of sympathy may be made throughwww.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca
WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, of Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements. 403-782-3366 403-843-3388
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