Max Edward Craddock, born May 18 1942, the youngest of seven children born to Joe Cephus and Suzie Craddock of South Point, Ohio, passed away peacefully at Collingwood General Marine Hospital on Sunday December 15, 2019 surrounded by members of his family.
Max leaves behind his loving wife of 58 years, Cledith (nee Rossiter) of Quaker City, Ohio and two children: Edward Craddock and his partner Caroline “aka Sam Peacock” of Calgary and Lisa and her husband Andy Irvine of Calgary.
Max will be sorely missed by three grandchildren: Chantelle and her husband Eric Brown of Feversham, Jeremy and his wife Cassie Austin of Maxwell and Ty Irvine of Calgary and by two great-grandchildren: Nora and Bo Brown.
He is also survived by brothers Bill and wife Vee Craddock of Canton Ohio and T.J and wife Mickey of Virginia Beach, Virginia and will be recalled fondly also by many nieces and nephews. Max was predeceased by one sister and three brothers.
Max and his wife Cledith moved to Canada in 1961 and have worked in various Congregations of the Church of Christ including Hamilton, Fenwick, Port Colborne, Grimsby, and Meaford for 18 years. He ministered with Camp Omagh and Strawberry point Christian Camp.
Great Lakes Christian College and Great Lakes Bible College have been a part of Max’s life since being in Canada. The last 30 years were spent ministering with The Strathmore Church of Christ in Toronto. Max became the speaker for the Canadian Key to the Kingdom television program running on Vision network from 2005 until present.
Max and Cledith moved to Feversham and took residence with their granddaughter Chantelle and her family in 2017.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial funeral service celebrating Max’s life will be conducted on Saturday December 21st at Meaford Church of Christ at 11 a.m. followed by a reception at the Meaford Community Centre.
A further memorial celebration will be conducted on Saturday December 28th at 11 a.m. at Strathmore Blvd. Church of Christ in Toronto.
Max will be missed by so many and we take comfort in knowing that Max has accomplished his lifelong goal to be with his Father in Heaven. We love you Poppa. XO
In lieu of flowers and if so desired, donations to Strathmore Blvd. Church of Christ (memo line: Key to the Kingdom) or to Great Lakes Bible College – cheques only please – would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON N4L 1B9 www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca.