1975 – 2010
Craig Clement passed away on July 20, 2010 in Red Deer at the age of 35 years. Craig Prescott Clement was born July 17, 1975 to Darryl Clement and Ferne Pederson. He grew up in Donalda and attended Kindergarten through Grade Nine at Donalda School. He then went on to complete his Grade 10 through 12 at William E. Hay Composite High School in Stettler and in 1995, Craig enrolled in a one-year program at Red Deer College, graduating in 1996. That summer he began working at the Michener Center for the Marriott Corporation while living in Red Deer. After 12 years in that role, Craig had the opportunity to begin working for the David Thompson Health Region. So, in 2008, he began with the food services group at the Red Deer Regional Hospital which he really enjoyed, but he had also set the goal for himself of moving into a porter role within the Red Deer Regional Hospital. Craig was the best of all of us. He was always happy. He was the type of person who always made sure to take the time to ask how you were and what was new because he genuinely wanted to know the answer. He was a special son – one who always valued spending time with both. Craig was the best bother anyone could have. He was so grounded and he was the one person who could always help Curt find that younger version of himself….. just like they used to be when they were kids growing up. One of Craig’s most special and amazing roles was that of Uncle to his two nieces Tori and Addison. The girls loved their Uncle Craig and would literally tear up the house when they knew he was coming because there would be so many things that they wanted to do with him. Craig was the guy that everyone liked and someone who always knew how to have fun. Whether he was at a relatives’ wedding with his alter egos of “Pepe” & “Lupe” dancing up a storm, enjoying a round of golf with family & friends, or just spending time visiting…. he always wanted everyone to enjoy themselves. If there was one thing that could identify Craig in a crowd of people… it would be his laugh. He loved to laugh and no one could ever replicate that hearty, warm laugh. You would just have to hear it and it would make you smile and laugh, too. If you close eyes right now, can you hear his laugh? That deep, slow inhale-like laugh which would be followed that smirk that would emerge from the corners of his mouth into that full-blown smile we all knew….. it was unique and it was Craig’s…there was no doubt about that. In closing, Craig’s consideration and love, when it came to his family, was amazing and so endearing – it really defined Craig as a person and someone who we all cherished spending time with. He will be missed – there is no doubt, but the two things we should all take from Craig were his good heart and his thoughtfulness towards others. Craig is survived by his father Darryl Clement of Donalda and mother Frene Pederson (Larry McPhail) of Guelph, Ontario. Brother Curt and his wife Melissa Harriott and their daughters Tori and Addison all of Edmonton as well as numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and many very dear friends. Funeral services were held at the Brennen Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. with the Rev. Alan Richards PH.D. of the Camrose United Church officiating. Following the service family and friends gathered in the Brennen Funeral Home reception area for a time of fellowship and light refreshments. After the reception, everyone followed to the Donalda Cemetery where Craig was laid to rest. As an expression of sympathy and in loving memory of Craig memorial contributions may be made to the Alberta Lung Association or to a charity of your choice in care of Brennen Funeral Home and Cremation Services P.O. Box 193 Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0 who were entrusted with the care and arrangements. 403.742.3315
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