CRAIG WILLIAM STEVENS
To the shock of family and friends CRAIG WILLIAM STEVENS aka “Larry”, 50 years of age suddenly passed away on May 2, 2004 at Vernon Jubilee Hospital after a quick battle with cancer. He will be lovingly remembered by his children Chad 26, Persia 23, Scarlette 22, Jamie 22. He will be especially missed by his children Sierra 10 and Austin 8 and their mother Audrey, his brother Wayne his wife Jessie, their children Ivy, Richie, Jeremy, and Lee, his younger brother Grant, Uncle Bob, Aunt Frieda and John. He is predeceased by his mother Violet and his father Herbert Stevens. Craig had a heart of gold. He lived life to the fullest enjoying friends, fun, and especially his family. Not only was he the horticulturist at the Vernon Golf and Country Club for 12 years, he also worked at Mable Lake Golf and Country Club in he construction stage and was very proud of his contribution. No matter what Craig was doing he gave it his all. He took great pride in his work and it was evident by the many appreciative comments from members at the Vernon Club. His efforts in beautifying the course did not go unnoticed. Craig was an active member of the Vernon Kinsmen club dedicating many hours of service over the years. In his leisure time he relaxed in the great outdoors, fishing at his “secret hot spots” it was a special event to be invited to join him there. He also loved golf, tennis, swimming, scuba diving and riding his prized motorbike. Craig “Lar” spent several of his last winters in Thailand, learning the language and teaching English to the local children. Always wanting to give he would round up a Thailand turkey and spent days planning and preparing Christmas dinner for his fortunate friends. Craig did it all in his short time here. He will be deeply missed. A service/ celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 29th, 2004 at 4:00 PM at the Vernon Golf Club. Reverend Ken Jones will officiate. Arrangements have been entrusted to PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICE in Vernon. In lieu of flowers a trust fund is being established for Craig’s children Sierra and Austin and donations can be made in care of the Vernon Golf Club.