CRAIG – Neill William, 78, of Brooklyn, Queens County, passed away peacefully in North Queens Nursing Home, Caledonia, on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.
Born in Harvey Station, New Brunswick, he was a son of the late Thomas Kay and Emma (Manzer) Craig.
Upon graduation from Harvey High, Neill worked for the local Bank of Nova Scotia. Most of Neill’s employment was realised in retail with Kmart and Woolco Department Stores in Toronto, Dartmouth and Fredericton. The last 18 years of his working career was at Forest Hill Rehabilitation Centre where he worked as a custodian and handyman.
Neill will be fondly remembered as a man of few words, but a keen and sharp mind and honest to a fault.
Surviving are his wife Sylvia (Gardner); his step daughter Mary Ann (John) Sutherland of Hoschton, Ga.; his step son Harry (Gerene) Eisenhauer of Richibucto, NB. His step grandchildren Uriah, Arrel and Jayde Chanda as well as a number of nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brothers Avens, Murray and Raymond.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. A private family graveside memorial will be held at a later date in the Old Greenfield Cemetery. Reverend Dr. Steven Hopper officiating. No flowers by request, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia or the Brooklyn Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Sylvia so sorry to hear of Neill’s passing. It was just last Sun. we were talking about him. That’s how quickly we can lose a loved one. My thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult days. May God surround you and your family with his love.
In Christian love, Myrna
Sylvia, I am so sorry to hear of your husband\s passing, my sincere sympathy to you at this time. Nancy
Sylvia & Family,
So sorry to hear of Neill’s passing. Be comforted that he is in the Lord’s arms. Take Care & GOD Bless you all.
Linda & Robert
Beverley & Betty-Jean Colp
Sylvia and family we send our deepest sympathy on the passing of Neil. He was a great friend to Dad and to the ducks too. Keep the happy memories close to your heart to help ease the pain of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Sheila D. Smith
My sincere condolences to Sylvia and family for your loss.
Edith (Moffitt) and Basil Lowery
Sincere sympathy, Sylvia, to you and your family, on Neil’s passing. Our love and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
So sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. My thoughts & prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.
Cathy de Rome
I was very sorry to read of Neil’s passing. My sincere condolences to you and your family.
Sylvia, condolences to you and Harry and Mary Ann. There’s so much I’d like to say, as Neill and I had a very long and special relationship. Among many adventures, he taught me to drive a standard, and his car became my 1st car. I was fortunate to be at UNB early in your journey with Neill, and it was clear how great you two were together, and I have fond memories of spending time with all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as we too mourn the passing of my “Uncle Neill”. Andy Craig
Sylvia, I was so sorry to hear of your loss.
My thoughts are with you at this most
Sylvia, I was sorry to read of Neil’s passing. He is now at peace.
Thinking of you with Deepest Sympathy, Bea
So sorry for your loss Sylvia, our thoughts are with you.
Eleanor and Sherman Roberts
I am so sorry for your loss. Neill was a great friend. He had a wave and a smile for everyone who knew him. When Mrs. MacLean died I hadn’t seen you or Neill for a long while and was surprised when you told me about his disease. After that we kept bumping into each other. I know how much you loved him and it is going to be a difficult road ahead. If you need anything or want someone to talk to, please give me a call.
Eleanor and Sherman Roberts
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sadness.
From Grace Joudrey and family
Larry and Marcella Joudrey and family
Carolyn & George Parnell
Sending our sincere sympathy to the family; our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
I’m so sorry to hear that Neil has passed. Take care of yourself and I’m thinking of you during this sad time. Vicki
Mrs. Sylvia, I want to express my heartfelt condolences to you & your family. Mary Ann is a dear friend & I am so sorry for your loss. I know your husband is no longer suffering. He is home in heaven & you will all see him again one glorious day. I will be praying for you & your family to find peace . I know that it is difficult. Sending my love & prayers.
I am so sorry to hear of Neil’s passing. My prayers go out to you and all your family.
May God bless you and give you peace and strength during this difficult time.
I am so sorry to hear that your family grieving. I hope and pray that you all find great comfort in each other’s love and support as you come together.
Dennis, Melissa, Josiah and Charity Shannon.