In Memory of

Craig

McDonald

Obituary for Craig McDonald

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Craig McDonald on February 3, 2024, at the age of 41. After a valiant fight against cancer, Craig ultimately found peace at Lisaard House, Cambridge, Ontario. Craig was born in Coatbridge, Scotland, on January 1, 1983, and was the beloved son of Grace and Stephen McDonald. Craig's memory will be forever cherished by his wife, Emma, and his adored daughter, Lillie. He was a dedicated and passionate father, finding immense joy in the moments spent with his precious daughter. He was the grandson of James and Elizabeth Sloan and James and Helen McDonald, brother of Lorraine McDonald, nephew of Christine Fraser and William (Donna) Sloan, and the cousin and dear friend of Ross and Scott Fraser all of Scotland. He was the son-in-law of Ian and Barbara Kennedy of Cambridge, Ontario, and the brother-in-law of Leanne Kennedy Stredwick (Clinton) of Owen Sound. Fondly remembered as a loving uncle, Craig leaves behind Thomas and James and Jayden and Carla. Craig's greatest joy in life was being a devoted father to Lillie. He cherished every moment spent with her, creating lasting memories filled with love and laughter. Even in the face of adversity, Craig fought courageously, displaying unwavering strength until the very end. His love extended to his loyal labradors, Blythe, Tommy, Kansas, and Kelso, who brought him comfort and companionship. Craig pursued his dreams with determination and tenacity. Born with a natural inclination for engineering, he trained as a maintenance engineer/millwright and, in time, realized his dream of establishing his own company. Craig's dedication, perseverance, and entrepreneurial spirit have left an indelible mark on those who knew him. Following Craig's wishes, cremation has taken place, and there will be no formal service, but a celebration of life may be held at a future date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Corbett Funeral Home, Cambridge. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Craig’s memory can be made to support Lillie’s future education by emailing craigmcdonaldinmemorium@gmail.com in his honour.