It is with great sadness that Hockey NL announces the passing of the late Aiden Craig. Aiden passed away quietly at home, as he wished, on August 7, 2022. He was a former President of the Avalon Celtics Minor Hockey Association. He will be forever loved and remembered.
He leaves his wife and best friend Kim (Taggart) Craig and his children Kyle (Sarah McDonald), Emily (Nicholas Pender) and Riley (Robyn Allen) with a lifetime of memories. He was always a proud dad and loved and supported all they have accomplished.
Also leaving to mourn his parents, Mary (Kavanagh) and Aiden Craig, his father-in-law, Roy Taggart, and his sisters Catherine, her husband Ian McKinnon, and their children Aiden and Mairi (Isaac), and Judy, her husband Carl Sheppard and their children Aaron (Vanessa and Willa), Christian and Sarah (Sam).
He was also dearly loved by his sisters-in-law, Kara, her husband Stephen Laing, and their children Ainsley (Oliver) and Alex, Kelly, her husband Jordy Kirkland and their children, George and Samy (Isabelle), and Kristen “Cheekie” and her husband Paul Kelly.
Thank you to everyone who cared for him and all of us. We are forever grateful.
In his own words, “I had a charmed life”. We all just wanted more.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation at Carnell’s Funeral Home, Freshwater Road on Thursday, August 11 and Friday, August 12 from 11am-9pm. Funeral Mass to be held at the Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist on Saturday, August 13, 2022, at 11am. The funeral mass will be livestreamed for those unable to attend in person.
Donations may be made to the Cancer Care Foundation, Polka Dot Trot “Team Aiden”, or to The Gathering Place https://kindnesswanted.ca/donate/.