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CRAIG, Kenneth "Wylie"
April 30, 1970 - March 28, 2012
With much sadness the family of Wylie Craig advise all who knew the "friendly giant" of his passing this week in Mexico. He was attending the wedding of close friends Adam and Cari Mussel, friends since Cari and Wylie were born one day apart in Richmond, BC. Wylie is survived by his mom Harolyn (Wayne) Long, brother Denton, his precious children, the loves of his life, Alexandra and Liam, and his grandma Helen Barefoot (94 years old). He will also be truly missed by his mass of amazing friends and brothers at USW Local 7226 Tenaris Steel. At Wylie's request there will be no funeral. In lieu of flowers, we encourage donations to CJAY 92 Kids Fund. A celebration of his life is to be announced.

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Published in Calgary Herald from Mar. 31 to Apr. 1, 2012.
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May 1, 2019
I miss you my brother, every day, especially on your birthday!! Still one of the best men and best friends Ive met!!!
Sean Lyth
March 25, 2019
Wylie had great humor , I remember him driving his machine wearing a full face Halloween mask scaring a few and loving it lol.
Phil St.Clair
December 9, 2016
Wylie, you were At Dr. Egbert, in that amazing grade 6 class of my first year of teaching. I often thought of you, your mom, dad, and brother, and how special and protective you were of your classmates and the underdogs. Now, 35 years later, as I'm pushing 60, I reflect on you, My Wylie, with the fondest of memories. For Alexandra and Liam, please know that my life has been so much better for knowing your daddy, and I feel such overwhelming gratitude for having had that opportunity. Wylie, you were and remain unforgettable,...Until we meet again.... :)

Love Ms. Davis
Maxine Davis
March 30, 2013
Hi Wylie,
I am still thinking of you and missing you, as so many of us are... my wish is that you can know how loved you are by all of those who knew you... Paula
March 26, 2013
i hope somehow that you can see the wonderful things people wrote about you and how much people obviously loved you.. i have been thinking about you lately, as brief a time as it was that i had the privilege of having known you.. i think your love, the way you lived, and yes, even your goodbye, made people appreciate life a little more. But i suppose that is all we can hope for out of this life, isn´t it? ... to leave it with a little more love than when we came into it? i think you really did that wylie...good for you.
eva kristine rasmussen
March 26, 2013
The sparkle in those beautiful blue eyes!! The magnetism of such a great man! The life that was over much too soon, but made such a difference in the world.

Always remembered, always loved.
Carol Bennett
February 28, 2013
Almost a year since you left. It is still hard to comprehend. I hope you never run short of buffalo meat, my friend. You will never be forgotten, but will be always missed.
Rick & Trish Bishop
July 27, 2012
I have no words to describe how wonderful Wylie was and how deeply saddened I was today to learn of his passing. I met Wylie at a labour union school in Jasper in January 2010 and I instantly knew he was someone I would call friend. I loved his wittiness and he always made me laugh. He glowed with life and love for others. I will miss him dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with Wylie's family.
Nancy Seitz
May 31, 2012
Dear Harolyn;
When I saw Whily's face in the obits, I was shocked and started crying. I am so sad for you and your family and Denton. My sincere condolences.
Blessings Kerry
April 29, 2012
A true gentleman.
April 23, 2012
I was deeply saddened by the news about Wylie. He made my experience at CO-OP so much fun and I have such fond memories of my time working with him. There are so many great stories to tell. Wylie, you will never be forgotten and you will stay with us forever in our hearts and our memories. My condolences to Wylie's family and friends.
Tina (Spring) Bodnar
April 14, 2012
Couldn't believe when I heard... the world has a little less life in it without Wylie. My deepest sympathies to the family and friends.
Darrell deBoer
April 11, 2012
I just found out today (Apr. 11 ) He was true to his beliefs. Our condolences to his family. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Syd and Sherry Kendrick Peachland B,C.
April 11, 2012
So thankful for the short time we had with you Wylie. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Denton.
Tracy (Kahut) Orsted
April 10, 2012
I'll always remember you like a brother....blue collar.
My thought goes to Wylie's family.
Antonio Parimbelli
April 9, 2012
We only found out today about the loss of a good friend. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of Wylie's family and friends.
Rick & Trish Bishop
April 9, 2012
Wylie, the world is not the same without you. What a wonderful, caring man you were! Our times at Milestones, South centre were precious times! I am so thankful to have had a place in your life. I am truly blessed to have known you and your family. Your children will never forget the amazing spirit you had and infectious smile you wore! The love you had for them was unlike any other! Everyday, I still wish you would message me..I wish it was a bad April fools joke. The loss is so huge. To never give you a hug again or leave glitter lip gloss on your cheek (which you always wore with pride) is heartbreaking. May the many friends, the dear family, and all those you touched, be blessed with memories forever, peace in their hearts and the hope that we will see you again one day.
Tawnya Mondragon
April 9, 2012
I had been emailing Wylie but apparently his shaw email was cancelled and I was trying to get his number...and I came across this. I can't believe it. I'm so broken hearted I can't even say. I can't imagine your grief. I'm so very sorry. I cared for him so much... He was a Rock Star!
Carol Bennett
April 9, 2012
Wylie truly was a “giant” – in his character and his heart even more than his physical self.

I am sure that the spirit of Wylie that lives on in Alex and Liam will continue to bring joy and comfort to your family.

Wishing all of you peace and comfort.
April 8, 2012
Not often, am I at a loss of words, but it is with sincere and warmest condolences to your family Wylie, that I am saddened for their loss. I had the pleasure of reconnecting with you after many years, in Mexico...and was reminded of your infectious smile, kind heart and your love for your children! My wish for the ones left behind, is for your tears to be filled with beautiful memories of a Wonderful Son, Brother, Father and friend! I will truly miss, that you are not part of this World, but I know you are shining your smile upon everyone you meet in Heaven!! xoxo
Jackie Forbes
April 7, 2012
Harolyn, Wayne, Denton, Alex and Liam

Our thoughts and condolences to the family.
Dona and Margaret
April 5, 2012
Dear Harolyn,
With sincere condolences and my heart and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Please know you can call at anytime. With love, Jeanie
(Calgary, AB)
April 5, 2012
My sincere condolences to the Craig family. Wylie was taken way too soon from you and it's truly sad to see him gone. Laura Nugent
April 5, 2012
Dianne Hebron
April 5, 2012
Dear Harolyn,
We can think of nothing worse for a parent to face than news of their child's passing. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Take comfort in knowing that you enriched Wylie's life as much as he did yours. May your grief soon be replaced with fond memories of happier times enjoyed together.
Terry and Patty Atkinson
April 4, 2012
My brother from another mother, My life long friend;
I'll miss you. My prayers to those of yours, who I call my family too.
Terry Peregoodoff
April 4, 2012
Wylie I will always remember and miss you...you were like the son I didn't have...loved it when you called me mom...rest it peace sweetheart...love you. Robibie Coller
April 4, 2012
My thoughts are with the Craig family at this time. I will always remember Wylie hanging a tarp in my backyard and not needing a ladder. Rain or shine he was always there to lend a helping hand!
Anne Kromm
April 4, 2012
You will be missed by family and friends, but special people are never forgotten!
Michelle Langille
April 4, 2012
Dear Wayne and Harolyn and family
Our hearts grieve with you and our prayers are with you constantly. May God comfort you and help you through this very difficult time.
Ron & Ursula Boschman
April 3, 2012
Harolyn, Denton
Our hearts, our thoughts, and our prayers are with you. May you find peace in the wonderful memories.
Ruth Vossler
April 3, 2012
It was my honor to have had you as a friend and brother. You were a special person with outstanding quality,s . Go with God my friend.
Phil St. Clair
April 3, 2012
Our Condolences go out to Harolyn, Wayne, Denton,Alex & Liam.
Wylie won our hearts over when we lived in the Duplex in Richmond. It was wonderful that Terry & Steve got to know Denton & Wylie. Many a good time was had with our children at birthday parties and BBQ's. Our prayers go out especially to Alex and Liam as they will not have their Dad to guide them.
May God give you all the peace & comfort that you need at this time.
Love you Sister, Sharon & Paul
Paul & Sharon Peregoodoff
April 3, 2012

I was one of the lucky ones that got to meet and hang out during the last days of your time here. It was very obvious to me that you were a special person, someone who people were drawn to and who wanted you to be their friend. I was one of those people. I hope we will meet again someday.
Eva Kristine Rasmussen
April 3, 2012
To Wylie's children, family and friends.
My heart goes out to you as you embrace life without this great man in your physical presence.
Keep fond - those memories you have of him, those little things he did and that terrific smile that lit the greyest of skies.
The hugs and laughter and the constant entertainment which came so naturally from him.

I knew him for several months but grew a strong bond with him in that time. The man is and always will be infectious......think of his smile to brighten your day and bring warmth to your heart.

Sweetest heart - Wylie, now you rest in peace because when we meet again we will celebrate all over again!!!
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Michelle Louth
April 3, 2012
Harolyn,Wayne,Denton,Alex & Liam - Our hearts are heavy with sorrow for all of you at this difficult time. We will always remember the wonderful times we were able to spend with Wylie - the summer at Calling Lake and the fun we had at Vicki's wedding. We will never forget that smiling face. May the wonderful memories from friends and family comfort you in the days to come and soften your loss. May God keep you close Wylie and watch over your family in this difficult time.
Glen & Trish Fithen
April 3, 2012
Wylie, I will always remember you as a stand-up guy that made
an extra effort to watch out for the underdog.
My thoughts and love to the Craig family.
As for the rest of us - fortunate.
shaun springsteel
April 2, 2012
To one of the best friends, brothers and people I have ever met. I miss you, love you and always will. Lots of great memories! my deepest condolences to Harolyn, Denton, Alex and Liam! Wylie will live forever in our memories!
Sean Lyth
April 2, 2012
To our loving friend Wylie, you meant the world to us, and we will not forget you and the special meaning you brought to our lives. Until we meet again our dear friend, you will remain with us in our hearts forever.

Love Michelle and Alycia McFee.
Michelle McFee
April 2, 2012
Wylie was truly a special and unique individual. He was a great friend with a heart of gold who always stood up for others. My deepest sympathies go to the children that he loved so much and will grow up without his everlasting love and guidance.
Darla Blackmore
April 2, 2012
Harolyn & Wayne, Denton, Alex, & Liam,
Your wonderful memories will keep Wylie alive in your hearts. Blessings to all of you.
Nancy & Robert
April 2, 2012
You will always be remembered Wylie.
The Mountford family send condolences to the Craig family.Wylie lives on in his beautiful children.God Bless you all.
Kathleen Mountford (Calgary,AB)
kathleen Mountford
April 2, 2012
Harry , Wayne and Denton ,
I am thinking of you all during this hard time , but i am also thinking of Wylie.(" the Guv'nor " ) I can't help but smile through the tears .I see his smiling face and that little twinkle in his eye, that could only mean one thing ,my tummy was gonna hurt from laughing . Even though you all were in my "daily" life in Applewood for a short time, the memories are many ,comical, and heartwarming.
my thoughts and love are with you all .

Wylie ,
I am thankful for your smile to to have been a light in my life , called home too soon I know you will use that infectious smile to help light the balance of your loved one's journey until you meet again ,
you will be missed my friend
Tina Callaghan
April 2, 2012
Remembereing a friend and union brother who lifted the spirits of everyone in a room by just entering it. Condolences to his family and especially his two little ones.
Kathryn Paton
April 2, 2012
Dear Harolyn and family,

We remember meeting Wylie in Richmond when he was 6 months old and you hosted the surprise shower for our newborn, Erin. Even then Wylie was a little gentle giant, with a sweet disposition. Over the years, Ken and Sydney kept us up-to-date with your boys' busy lives in Calgary, and it was always so nice to hear about them. From the reports we received, it was clear that Wylie was a much loved and respected member of the Craig clan. Our hearts go out to all of you, and know that you are very much in our thoughts.

Anne and Gene Macdonald
April 2, 2012
The whole Read family has spent very many amazing hours with Wylie.
Easy to find, happy to help, there when wanted.
The BBQ Pit Meister who went on a journey of discovery with us.
A clever, talented man with an enquiring mind; who allowed June to chastise him and yet changed my chicken curry recipe.
Denton, Harolyn, Wayne, Tammy, Liam and Alex; all friends
who shared Wylie with us in the best of times.
It will be impossible to forget The Guv'nor.
The Read Family
April 2, 2012
The whole Read family has spent very many amazing hours with Wylie.
Easy to find, happy to help, there when wanted.
The BBQ Pit Meister who went on a journey of discovery with us.
A clever, talented man with an enquiring mind; who allowed June to chastise him and yet changed my chicken curry recipe.
Denton, Harolyn, Wayne, Tammy, Liam and Alex; all friends who shared Wylie with us in the best of times.
It will be impossible to forget The Guv'nor.
John Read
April 2, 2012
Harolyn and Wayne. Our hearts go to you in the loss of wylie. May God's loving arms of comfort surround you at this very difficult time.

Love Donald & Frances
Donald & Frances Neibrandt
April 2, 2012
To all Wylie"s friends and family. I am so sorry for your loss. The world has lost a truly great guy. Gone far too soon.
Bob Steele
April 2, 2012
My sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Craig family. Wylie will be missed...his great smile, kind words, and gentle spirit.
Suzette Tumbas
April 2, 2012
We are truly saddened to hear of your recent loss and would like to express our sincere condolences.
Rob & Shellie Taylor
April 2, 2012
I love you Wylie! You were always so good to me and I thank you! Please watch over me...I'm going to need someone like you on my side!
Stacey Herr
April 2, 2012
We were shocked and saddened to hear of Wylies passing. Although it had been a few years since we had seen him, we never forgot him. Our sympathies and prayers are with Harolyn, Denton, Alex & Liam in this time of sorrow.

The Gee Family, Calgary, Alberta
April 2, 2012
Wylie you changed my life from the moment I met you. You will be missed, always cherised and forever loved. My deepest sympathies and love to Denton, Alex and Liam...and all those that had the fortune of knowing Wylie and will be grieving his loss. Love you Wylie.
Jennifer Castro
April 2, 2012
You will be missed big fellow. Loved your sense of humour and your caring attitude. Rest in peace my friend.
Jean Clark
April 2, 2012
"It was sad to hear of Wylie's passing. I prayer for God's rich blessings for the family" Daniel E. Smith( Halifax, NS).
Daniel E. Smith
April 2, 2012
Wylie you will be truly missed your kind heart, and your big smile I will never forget you. To your family my thoughts and prayers are with you. Rest in peace big guy untill we meet again.
Lana Young
April 2, 2012
The week we all spent with Wylie in Mexico was wonderful. He made everyone he came in contact with feel like an old friend. The most vivid final memory of him that I have is when I leaned over to him at the dinner table, bumped him on the shoulder and asked "are you having a good time big man?". He responded "Ya, I'm pretty happy". Then we danced around like fools for everyone's amusement. That is the Wylie I got to know and the one I would like to have known more. Deepest condolences to the family and friends of this man who was truly larger than life in more than just his physical size. He had a giant personality and my wife and I will miss him.
Wayne Oberst
April 2, 2012
I will always remember Wylie for his warm and caring nature...he will certainly be missed.
Cameron Blech
April 2, 2012
Wylie made a point of remembering people and including them in his life.I was one of those very fortunate people.

I watched as Wylie took care of many, even when he faced challenges. I watched as he acted as the glue that kept many friendships together. I watched him handle challenges with the grace of a gentleman.

His children were watching too. Because of him, they will no doubt be just like him. What a gift to the world.

I'll miss you, Wylie. Thank you for your friendship.
Lana Wright
April 2, 2012
It was a great pleasure to know you and have your friendship, I learned a lot from you in such a very short time, you will be forever remembered and dearly missed by all who knew you.
April 2, 2012
It was a great pleasure to know you and have your friendship, I learned a lot from you in such a very short time, you will be forever remembered and dearly missed by all who knew you.
Kathy Richter
April 2, 2012
The reason he got so big was to house his GIANT heart . In all my memories of Wylie since elementary I cannot recall him without a smile on his face . The world is certainly a less brighter place without him
Paul Cockell
April 2, 2012
We were deeply saddened to hear of Wylies passing, and our hearts go out to Alex & Liam who were his whole world. May his memory be kept alive through his children. Sending love & prayers to Tammy, and the Craig family
Jill & Keith Sheppard
April 1, 2012
Wylie your huge smile and your laugh will be forever missed
Wade and Pat Pollack
April 1, 2012
Wylie I thank you for your friendship you so easily gave me. The time we spent together was so rich but way to short. I will miss my face being so sore from laughing so hard with you. You taught me the richness of giving kindness towards others. I will never meet someone like you in my lifetime and I am just thankful for the time we got together. It's a lesser world without you and you will never be forgotten by me and my family. I will finally have a pint of Guiness and a shot of Irish whiskey that you tried so hard to covince me to have.
From the Martin family the deepest of condolences to the Craig family.
To all Wylie's friends or people he has touched over the years I share in your sorrow.
RIP brother
Dave Martin
April 1, 2012
Our hearts are saddened by this tragic news. Our thoughts are with Tammy, Alex, and Liam as well as extended family and friends. We were blessed to have known this gentle man while Alex attended our preschool.
from all the staff at Glenbrook Preschool
April 1, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are going out to the family and friends of Wylie. You will be missed but ALWAYS REMEMBERED. Rest in Peace
Steve Peregoodoff
April 1, 2012
My good bro! Thanks for the opportunity to have you as a friend.
Lindsay Tokarek
April 1, 2012
Words can not express the saddeness that is felt by so many over the loss of this amazing man. My heart goes out to his family, brother and his children. I will miss Wylie very much, and "Gathering of the Clan's" will just not be the same without him. "FOREVER LOVED, FOREVER MISSED". Rest in Peace my friend.
Stacy (Schwager) Kowal
April 1, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with all at this sad time. Marion Goller (Nanton AB)
April 1, 2012
Wylie, my friend I can't believe your gone. From the first time I met you at Dalhousie Co-op I liked you. Everything about you was big, your size, personality, and most of all your heart. RIP Buddy
Brock Martin
April 1, 2012
Wylie, your warmth and big heart are what endeared people to you and to love you. You will be remembered as someone exceptional that we are honoured to have known. My memory of you will always be of you smiling... My heart is heavy with sadness that the world has lost someone so special. Bless your children and family.
Paula Steinberg
April 1, 2012
Such a gentle and caring person has left us...my condolences to family and friends...RIP my friend
Scott Power
April 1, 2012
My condolences to you Denton and all your family. Just like everyone else I will remember Wylie as a big man with a just as big heart. We will miss you.
Leon Popik
April 1, 2012
I feel so fortunate to have been able to call Wylie my friend. He touched so many lives and continues to do so. I will forever cherish the memories. You were one of a kind Wylie.....you will be forever missed.
Sending prayers and thoughts to all his family and friends through this time....xoxo
Tina & Troy MacLean
April 1, 2012
My thoughts and deepest sympathies are with Wylie's children,family,friends and the many people who's lives he has touched. Wylie always had a kind word and a thought for me-he will be sadly missed.
Jennifer Sakawsky
April 1, 2012
Sincere Sympathy Harolyn, Wayne, Denton, Alex & Liam we didn't really know Wylie but our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Lorraine & Stan Nankivell
April 1, 2012
R.I.P.Wylie you will be rewarded in heaven for your kindness
James Leblanc
April 1, 2012
Deepest sympathies from the LaGreca and Craig family. We had many things in common, names, work, the love for family, and the passion to make things better for anyone that crossed our path. Wylie will be dearly missed. RIP brother.
Ryan LaGreca
April 1, 2012
Thinking of you in these fragile times.
Dixie Symington
April 1, 2012
R.I.P my brother, one day we will meet again.
Ned Loffler
April 1, 2012
To the Craig Family;
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I didn't know Wylie well, but he was so supportive when I was dealing with the loss of my husband Corey just 6 short weeks ago. I will never forget all he did for us during our time of sorrow. If there is anything I can do for any of you, please don't hesitate to contact me. My heart goes out to you all and his beautiful children.
Tammy, Brody, Jayden & Grayson Oleksyn
April 1, 2012
I am very so sorry for your loss, Wylie and I worked together many years ago at Calgary Coop. So many great memories of the "friendly giant"
Sue Casamayor (Medicine Hat AB)
April 1, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time. Duncan and Judy Surrey BC
April 1, 2012
I will miss our friendship so much, Wylie! We will meet again..
Heather Lee
April 1, 2012
Wylie, you were a friend, teacher, confidant, and union brother to so many. Your big heart and caring ways showed in everything you did. You will be missed by countless people and some more than others can concieve. We will miss you big guy.
God bless your children and family in these days of sorrow. We know you will always be with them helping to guide them along the right path.
Rest in Peace and God Bless
Tracy & Karen Moore
April 1, 2012
Kelly Barnett-Hruschak
April 1, 2012
Harolyn, Wayne, Denton & family,
Just to let you know you are all being thought about. No words can express what we are really trying to convey. Blessings to all. Love (your sister) Donna xoxo
Donna Neibrandt & Ron Hoskins
April 1, 2012
To the Craig Family, We send our deepest condolances, thoughts and Prayers. Ed & Mavis Hillman
Mavis Hillman
April 1, 2012
God bless you Wylie!
John Clayton
April 1, 2012
It's very sad and shocking to hear of your sudden passing. Sadder yet that your kids grow up without their Dad. You were very supportive of everyone you met. I know your kids will grow up knowing what a great person you were and be proud of who their dad was.
John Clayton
April 1, 2012
Many memories of Wylie growing up on Maddock Drive and Junior High at Egbert - especially band class and band trips. About 12 years since we have crossed pathes, but he was just as friendly as ever. My condolences to his family - especially his children.
Michelle Marina Armstrong
April 1, 2012
Wylie was one of the first people to welcome us into Bonavista. We only had a couple of conversations but I knew that he cared about his family, was a hard worker and would help a neighbour without a second thought. Looking at all of these wonderful messages, I can see that he touched many lives. He will be missed but never forgotten.
S Gentile
April 1, 2012
I went to high school with Wylie; he was a great friend, I could always talk to him and spent many wonderful hours in his company. My deepest sympathy goes out to his family.
Theresa Fredin
March 31, 2012
I haven't seen Wylie since High School, but I always hoped that I would see him again. I was shocked to hear of his passing...I'm so happy to have known you, even if it was for a brief period of time...you were a good man Wylie...God bless your family.
Naomi Cartlidge (Reimer)
March 31, 2012
Words cannot express the extreme sadness we are all feeling. Wylie, my true friend, with me through highs and lows. I will cherish every memory we shared. Thank you for always taking the time to show you cared. We will miss you. Our sincere condolences to your family and friends during this very difficult time.
Sean & Coralie Johnson
March 31, 2012
Wylie's life was about everyone else, especially his children. I hope everyone can think of a way to support them, like he supported everyone he touched. You will be missed Wylie, RIP brother..
Macleod Family
March 31, 2012
Wylie- a man true of heart, with a light that could not help but shine upon everyone. My deepest condolences to Wylie's family and friends. He will not ever be forgotten as his light has touched so many in such wonderful ways.
Deb Boyd
March 31, 2012
Prays and thoughts from the entire Pelley family. Wylie was a great man and even better friend. He will be greatly missed by all who new him. Will miss you Wylie.
Ryan Pelley
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