Craig, Laura Marie

Laura Craig passed away peacefully at Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland on Thursday, December 16, 2021 in her 96th year.

Born in Meaford on March 25, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Wilbert and Ethel (nee Ferguson) Taylor.

Laura was predeceased by her beloved husband Wilfred Craig in 1995.

She was the much loved mother of Linda Ormsby (late Don), Bob Craig (Anne), and Sheri Evans (Brad).

Laura was the proud grandma and great grandma of Kerri Lewin (Todd) and Kurtis, Rachel, Jordyn; Lisa Ormsby and Andrew and Lauren; Jamie Craig (Kate) and Julia and Samuel; Nicole Craig and Emerald; Jessica Evans and Makenna; and Emily Evans.

She was predeceased by her sisters; Hazel Dougherty (Frank), Dorothy Frawley (Doug), Amy Wilcox (Jack), Eleanor Flug, and by her brother Stewart Taylor. She is survived by her brother-in-law Paul Flug and was predeceased by her sisters-in-law Doris House and Helen Rayner and brothers-in-law Allan Craig (Jenn) and Homer Craig (Nan) and will be remembered fondly by her many nieces, nephews and their families.

Laura was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and dedicated many years volunteering at the Meaford Legion with Ladies Auxiliary. She helped at countless brunches and Remembrance Day dinners.  Laura had a fondness for flowers, and furry and feathered friends.  She and Wilfred will always be remembered for their ‘Sailing Days’ … yard sales that is!

‘I stood by your bed last night; I came to have a peep. 

I could see that you were crying you found it hard to sleep. 

I spoke to you softly as you brushed away a tear, 

“It’s me, I haven’t left you, I’m well, I’m fine, I’m here.” 

I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea, 

You were thinking of the many things and memories of me. 

I was with you at the shops today; your arms were getting sore. 

I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more. 

I was with you at my grave today; you tend it with such care. 

I want to re-assure you, that I’m not lying there. 

I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key. 

I gently put my hand on you; I smiled and said, “it’s me.” 

You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair. 

I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there. 

It’s possible for me, to be so near you everyday. 

To say to you with certainty, “I never went away.” 

You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew… 

in the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you. 

The day is over… I smile and watch you yawning 

and say “good-night, God bless, I’ll see you in the morning.” 

And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide, 

I’ll rush across to greet you and we’ll stand, side by side. 

I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see. 

Be patient, live your journey out…then come home to me.’

Author Unknown

Respecting Laura’s expressed wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or memorial service. Interment will take place at Lakeview Cemetery.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Coldwater Legion Branch #270 (cheques only please) would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.


Interment at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford, ON.

Donations: Coldwater Legion Branch #270 (cheques only please)
Make a donation in memory of Laura Marie Craig

Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Bev and Gail Murray
    Monday, December 20, 2021

    our sincere sympathy as Laura always had a smile for everyone and I am sure you have many fond memories

  2. Evelyn Luongo
    Monday, December 20, 2021

    Our condolences. So sorry for your loss, Anne. Our thoughts go out to your whole family.

  3. Ulla
    Monday, December 20, 2021

    Laura- beloved mum of my sis in heart Sheri, it was a great honor and pleasure to have the chance meeting you. To be a sis in heart of your daughter Sheri is one of the biggest gifts in my life. RIP. I’m sending all my love to you, for your last journey- knowing…. see ya… when ever, where ever… Ulla

  4. Dennis an Brenda Ormsby
    Monday, December 20, 2021

    Our condolences to Linda and family, Bob and family, and Sherrie and family, she was a great woman raised a lovely family

  5. Rick and Bonnie almas
    Monday, December 20, 2021

    Linda , Bob , Sherri and families , our thoughts are with you at this difficult time .

  6. Willy & Wendy
    Monday, December 20, 2021


    Monday, December 20, 2021

    So sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. Very hard to lose a parent. Condolences from Dave and Jean

  8. Linda Teed
    Tuesday, December 21, 2021

    Linda, Bob, Sherri and family
    It is so hard to let someone go, hold on to the memories, the happy times you had with her, as she will always be there with you
    Linda Teed

  9. Bev and Glenn Caswell.
    Tuesday, December 21, 2021

    Linda, Bob, Sherri and families, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. She was a lovely lady.

  10. Verna & Rick Hindle
    Tuesday, December 21, 2021

    Linda, Bob, Sheri and families. Our sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom. Laura was one of those people who would always stop, say hello and ask how everyone was doing, and always smiling. She was such a friendly soul and I know your families will miss her dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  11. Jayne (Quinlan) and Mike Clark
    Tuesday, December 21, 2021

    So very sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a lovely lady for sure. Imagine the reunion between your Mom and Dad. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sending our deepest sympathies. xo
    Jayne and Mike Clark

  12. Carol and Ken Ormsby
    Tuesday, December 21, 2021

    Linda Bob and Sherrie and families. So sorry to hear of Laura’s passing. Thinking of all of you

  13. Deb Chapman
    Tuesday, December 21, 2021

    Linda, Bob and Sherrie~

    I have such fond memories of our parents and their years of fun and friendship.
    Your Mom was a very sweet lady.
    A life well lived.
    Thinking of you all

    Deb and Jim

  14. Terry Belton
    Wednesday, December 22, 2021

    Linda, Bob, Sherrie and families sorry hearing of your loss.

    Pam Cousins and Terry Belton

  15. Ed and Marilyn Ormsby
    Wednesday, December 22, 2021

    Linda,Bob and Anne, Sheri and Brad and all your families. Our thoughts are with you at this time. We have many fond memories of your Mother. She lived a very long and Fulfilling Life. Ed and and Marilyn and Family.

  16. Sherry Gallinger
    Wednesday, December 22, 2021

    Sorry to read of your Mom’s passing Bob and Anne! I’m sure she was a distant relative of my Dad’s, Ivan McCausland, and his mom Myrtle. Take Care and if we all make it to that age, we’ve done our duty here on earth!

  17. Laurie Adams
    Wednesday, December 22, 2021

    Dear Linda, it’s hard to loose a parent, you will have fond memories of years gone by, your mom will be at peace now, our sympathies to you and your families ♥️
    Laurie and Ken Adams

  18. Bev and Marion Genoe
    Thursday, December 23, 2021

    Lovely lady pleasure to work with her and know her at Legion Branch 32 Meaford.
    Prayers and thoughts are with you.
    Bev and Marion Genoe

  19. Bob Allan
    Thursday, December 23, 2021

    To Laura’s family
    Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
    A beautiful tribute to your Mom

    Bob & Leone Allan

  20. Keithand Pat Taylor
    Friday, December 24, 2021

    Dear Linda, Bob and Sheri. Its hard to loss a parent but you lots of fond memories to hold on to as I do. Forever in our hearts
    Keith and Pat Taylor

  21. Cherie
    Monday, December 27, 2021

    Thought and prayers to Laura’s family
    I didn’t know her personally but I always spoke to her where she lived at some point or in town
    RIP Laura
    God bless all

  22. Carol Kollen
    Wednesday, February 2, 2022

    Linda, Bob and Sheri sorry for your loss. Had many great times with has when we were neighbours . Cherish your memories.

  23. Donna Binsted
    Tuesday, February 8, 2022

    Condolences Sherri on Aunt Lauras passing.
    Also from Terri Bowhey and Tammy Martin.


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