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.’
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. www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca