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CRAIG, Elizabeth Elinore (nee Hills) Craig   -  July 27, 1928 – January 12, 2022 

Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Port Perry. 

Beloved wife of the late David Craig. 

Loving mother of Noelle (predeceased), Margaret Burton, Marlene Craig, Peter Craig (Janice, nee Stevens), Carolynn (Tim Chassé) and Joy (James Carson). 

Adored grandmother to Christina, Ryan, Jillian (Dennis Carew), Alan, Valerie, Michael, Brendan, Megan, Brooke, Luke, Andrew and Sam and great-grandmother to Sam, Darby, Gavin and David.  She was predeceased by her parents Albert & Stella (nee Couch) and siblings Gordon & Betty Hills, Wes & Doris Hills and Rev. Ralph Hills. 

She is survived by her sister in law Rev. Johanne Hills.  Sister in law to Bob (Mary Ellen and the late Doris), Carol Reynolds (the late Doug), the late Herb (Sonia), the late Joan (the late Bruce Lehman), the late Bea (Bob Davies) and Gerda (Ken Miller).

She will be greatly missed by her nieces, nephews and countless friends.  Elizabeth’s early years were spent at her family’s apple orchard near Haydon.

She attended Haydon Public School, Bowmanville High School and went on to Normal school in Peterborough to become a teacher.

Elizabeth enjoyed teaching in Starkville, Port Credit and Oshawa schools until 1955 when she married David.

They farmed north of Tyrone for over 60 years, raising their family and created a lifetime of memories.

Elizabeth was a devoted Christian who took an active role in her church and her community.

After David’s passing in 2015, Elizabeth began a new chapter of her life at Port Perry Villa where she enjoyed her remaining years. 

Due to current restrictions a Funeral Service will be held by invitation only on Monday January 17th, 2022 at 1 pm at Northcutt Elliott Funeral Home, Bowmanville.  Interment will be held at Bethesda Cemetery at 2:30 pm, all are welcome to attend, maintaining social distancing. 

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to Port Perry United Church, Tyrone United Church or The Heart & Stroke Foundation.

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