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Obituary for Helen Louise Craig

Helen Louise Craig
April 14th, 1936-May 12th, 2020

It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Helen Craig Tuesday evening, May 12th, 2020. She died due to COVID-19 complications at the age of 84 with her beloved twin sister, Lois, by her side, and surrounded by the caring staff at Chartwell Empress Kanata Retirement Residence. She will be greatly missed by her devoted sister, Lois Craig, formerly of Carp, Ontario.

She is now reunited with her parents, Louise Craig (née Whyte) and Benson Craig formerly of Carp. As well, she is predeceased by her sister Dorothy Myles (2015), brother-in-law George (2013), her brother, George (1986), and
sister-in-law, Violet (2012). Holding her memory dear are nieces and nephews Marcia, William, Janet Kramers (wife of Eric) and Dr. Michael Myles (Shelley Hannigan, wife of Michael). She was Godmother to Janet and dear Great Aunt to five beautiful nieces and nephews: Lily, Charlotte, Michaela, George and Keaton.

Helen had a long career as an employee with the Scotiabank branch in Carp for many decades. She also worked at McNeely's Outdoor Power Equipment Ltd. for several years.

A longstanding active parishioner and choir member of St. James Anglican Church, Carp, she had a beautiful voice and was equally talented as a piano player. Though shy, her independent and resourceful nature shone through.

Helen lived simply and happily. She enjoyed walking and could often be seen with her sister walking to the library and on other errands through the streets of Carp. The twins and their co-ordinated outfits made for quite a sight. Aunt Helen enjoyed gardening, reading, especially mysteries, and had a great fondness for cats. Following retirement, she enjoyed the weekly Farmers' Market and looked forward to the annual Carp Fair. She participated at The Diners' Club Luncheons, The Huntley Friendship Meetings, Yearly Ladies' Night Out, and monthly Carp Dinner and Talk.

Many thanks to long time good friend, Kim Trott.

Due to the current health crisis of the COVID-19 Pandemic, a service and interment will be private to the family with a burial at St. James' Cemetery next to her parents.

Deepest thanks to the staff of the memory unit at Chartwell Empress Kanata Retirement Residence, Bryonie Beaucaire, Kathie Lowe, the caring PSWs, especially Chi, Dr. Sylvie Charbonneau and Rev. Baxter Park. Her sister, nieces and nephews are deeply grateful.

If you wish, in memory of Helen, please consider a donation to St. James Anglican Church, Carp or the Ottawa Humane Society.

We love you, Aunt Helen. Goodbye, until we meet again.
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