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Michael Craft

August 25, 1942 - September 26, 2014


On Friday September 26, 2014 Michael “Mike” (aka Mikey, Daddy, Poco, Papa, Mr. C) Charles Craft of Osoyoos passed away from cancer at Mariposa Gardens surrounded by his immediate devoted family at the age 72 years.

Mike will be fondly remembered by his loving wife Marnie Craft (Clarke), his 3 children Heather (Jochem) van Halteren, Lisa (Dennis) Watson, Kevin (Teresa Barichello) Craft, his 4 precious grandchildren: Brody and Bailey Watson, Noah van Halteren and Sara Craft. He also leaves behind many other relatives and friends to mourn his passing and cherish his memories. He was a Springmaker for 20 years, then a Boat Mover. After retiring in Osoyoos 9 years ago and building their dream home, they spent many winters traveling south and the rest of their time golfing with their many friends. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 173 where he received a Recognition of Services Rendered. Mike had a passion for woodworking. Mike will always be remembered for his perpetual smile and kind disposition. Donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 173. The family wishes to thank the many doctors, nurses and special caregivers at both McKinney Place and Mariposa Gardens.

A celebration of life will be held at Osoyoos Golf Club on Saturday October 4, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00pm at 12300 Golf Course Drive Osoyoos B.C. a subsequent service will be held in the lower mainland.

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Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos. 


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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Maureen & Derek Poucher
Relation: Friends

Dear Marnie,
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We fondly remember our friendly rivalry in the two-ball golf tournaments, and enjoyed your company on mixed nights. Mike will be missed by so many. We are thinking of you and hope time eventually heals the hole in your hearts .

From: Maurice & Delia Hachey
Relation: friend

Our condolences to the family of Michael Craft. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at your time of loss. Sincerely Delia & Maurice.

From: martin hutton
Relation: osoyoos golf course kitchen staff member

dear marnie, I extend deep sympathy for your loss, I will always remember mikey at the table smiling and bs-ing with the boys. best wishes marty

From: Allan Harris
Relation: Golf and living at Dividend Ridge

Sorry I couldn’t be there Saturday. The thing I remember most about Mike is his smile. Always friendly, always smiling. I will miss him.

From: Cathie Tomec (nee Rhodes)
Relation: long ago friend

Dear Marnie,
I was cut to the heart when hearing of Mike’s passing! Such a sweet guy! Attentive and good friend to Jack and myself too many years ago.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you.

From: Don Selby
Relation: Friend

Marnie and family….sorry to hear about Mike. Seems like not too long ago I saw him in Home Hardware in Osoyoos and he was the same old “Mike”. Our thoughts are with you and so many good memories of Mike and all of you from Shady Lagoon days… Don & Arta

From: karl & mary-anne schaefer
Relation: friend

Rene just phoned to tell us of mike’s passing. we were so shocked &saddened to hear. our hearts go out to you marnie,we are thinking of you and family. we are out of town next sat so are unable to attend mike’s memorial in van. we are so sorry about that also. if we had known we would have come to osoyoos. I’d like to see you.take care

From: Phil & Mandy O'Donoghue
Relation: Knew him through ALLTOW Boat Moving

We were saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. He was a very happy, kind, personable person. He was always happy to talk about his family to us. We will miss him! Our sincere condolences to you and your family, Phil & Mandy O’Donoghue

From: Chandelle & Kevin
Relation: Heather

Dear Heather and Mom (Marnie),

Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. Mike (dad) was like a second father to many of us youngsters growing up . I know you will miss him deeply. I will always remember him helping me learn to waterski in Osoyoos, and giving me the courage to try and try again. I will miss him. My heart goes out to your entire family. Cherish the wonderful memories and his big, happy smile. Love always, Chandy & Kevin. xox

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
October 4, 2014
Beginning at 11:57pm

Osoyoos Golf Club
12300 Golf Course Drive
Osoyoos, BC Canada

A celebration of life will be held at Osoyoos Golf Club on Saturday October 4, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at 12300 Golf Course Drive, Osoyoos B.C. a subsequent service will be held in the lower mainland.

12300 Golf Course Drive
Osoyoos, BC Canada

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 173, PO Box 526, Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0 

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