FINNIGAN, Dr. Craig Stewart - Suddenly in British Columbia on Thursday, January 30th, 2014, in his 46th year. Beloved father of Sean and Tess. Craig's children were his deepest source of joy and love: he had so many plans for them! Left with a lifetime of memories are his devoted mother Jean Pratt and his cherished brother Ross Finnigan. Sadly missed by many relatives, friends and colleagues. Predeceased by his father Terry Finnigan. Craig loved life and lived it to the fullest. He enjoyed music, hockey, all things outdoors, and was a wonderful cook. After receiving Bachelor and Masters degrees from the University of Western Ontario, Craig earned his Ph.D. in Geology at the University of Toronto. His work as an exploration geologist in gold, platinum and nickel discovery projects (in Alaska, Nevada, Wyoming, Labrador, Ontario, the Northwest Territories and, most recently, the Yukon) was honoured when, in January 2014, he was named co-recipient of the prestigious H.H. "Spud" Huestis award for excellence in Mineral Exploration and Prospecting. Memorial visitation will be held at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL , 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Friday, February 14th, 2014 from 2:00 - 4:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com 12698615
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Shocked and sorry
Posted by Edgar Almeida (Neighbour) On Sunday, February 16, 2014
We heard with shock and sadness about Craig's sudden passing. We were Craig, Ross and Jean's neighbours from the late 80's until 2008.
I attended Western at about the same time period.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Jean, Ross and Craig's family.
Edgar Almeida and family
Posted by Cindy and George McCormick (old friends) On Friday, February 14, 2014
We had canoed with him in the Temagami area many years ago. Craig had also worked for George in the past. So sad to hear of his passing.
Proud of Craig's achievements
Posted by Tim Smith (Work Colleague) On Thursday, February 13, 2014
I'll never forget Craig's constant warmth, sense of humour and enthusiasm. I will cherish my memories working with Craig in the Yukon. I was proud to share the exploration award with Craig and our other team members. When accepting his award Craig beamed with pride about that little moment of public recognition for the many years of hard work in the bush and his contribution to the industry and to his country. Craig, you'll be sorely missed by all who knew and worked with you.
Posted by Debbie Williams (Friend) On Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Such an awful shock and such a young age to depart from his children and loved ones.
Knowing so much about a person after they have departed is always such a great loss in itself.
Life is sometimes so short and proving yet again to live each day to the fullest.
Strength and love to Jean and Ross and to Sean and Tess. Let Craig live on through his lovely children. Debbie , Erica and Nicola xxx