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Etheridge CraigETHERIDGE, Craig Matthew - It is with shattered hearts that we announce the death of Craig Matthew Etheridge at the age of 39 years, after a 15-month battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

Born June 22, 1978 in Baddeck, Nova Scotia.

Craig will be forever missed by his wife Juanita Etheridge (nee Sloan).

Broken hearted are his mother, Cheryl MacLeod and step-father, Carl MacLeod, of Middle River, sisters, Jillian (Thai) MacLeod and Haley MacLeod, both of Ottawa.

Back home in Cape Breton with broken hearts he leaves his grandmothers, Evelyn Etheridge and Marie Delaney, aunts, Brenda and Margie, and an abundance of cousins, aunts and uncles, and friends who are as much family as blood.

Craig also leaves his puppies, Karma and Jakes.

Craig was predeceased by his father, Dwight Etheridge, and grandfathers, Harry Etheridge and Ron Delaney.

Craig attended Saint Mary’s University in Halifax where he received his BA, majoring in Criminology and minoring in Psychology, and was 11 courses into his 16-course Masters of Psychology, where he had a perfect 4.0 GPA until his Leukemia relapsed.

Craig was a proud and highly respected police officer with Durham Region Police Services, where he served as Detective Constable, and will be missed by all who knew him. Craig was also a travel agent, adding fuel to the fire that was his passion of traveling. Craig travelled the world, seeing over 35 countries and islands.

Visitation will be held at the DESTEFANO FUNERAL HOME, 1289 Keith Ross Drive, Oshawa (south side of Taunton Road, east of Thornton Road by the Oshawa Airport) 905-440-3595 on Wednesday, June 6th from 2:00 to 4:00pm and 7:00 to 9:00pm.

A service to celebrate Craig’s life will be held on Thursday, June 7th at 1:00 pm in the DeStefano Funeral Home Chapel.

Arrangements in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia will follow.

In lieu of flowers, in memory of Craig, donations may be made to Princess Margaret Hospital, SickKids Hospital, or an animal rescue of choice.

The family asks that you become a regular blood donor, and consider becoming a stem cell and organ donor.

Memories may be made at  destefanofuneralhomes.ca.

DurhamObituaries.com

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