Jay Gatsby

Craig Vance

- October 28, 2017

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We are saddened to announce the passing of Craig at RUH on Saturday October 28th, surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with leukemia. Left to mourn are his wife Kathy; his sons, Eric(Kristina) and Todd, as well as his sister, Lynn(Phil); brothers, Ross (Wendy) and Alan along with all his extended family . Craig enjoyed all sports and cheered for the Habs, Blue Jays, Raptors and his beloved Minnesota Vikings. He was able to attend many NFL Games and baseball games across North America during his travels, always with family in tow. But he also cherished watching the games at home over the years with one of his many different cats on his lap. He was an accomplished 5 pin bowler representing Saskatoon in many provincial and national competitions. He loved golf and played many memorable rounds as a member of the Saskatoon golf and country club, he loved playing with his sons and his regular Wednesday and weekend men’s groups. He had a passion for music and along with Kathy took in over 150 different concerts across Canada and USA ranging from Rolling Stones in Chicago to Todd Rundgren at the old Saskatoon arena. He enjoyed and was skilled at building things and spent countless hours on endless renovations around the house always striving for perfection. Mostly he was a great family man who would do anything for his kids and supported them however he could. His love for Kathy, his high school sweetheart and his wife of 35 years was unwavering and her love for him is forevermore. We would like to thank all the doctors and nurses in the RUH BMT unit for their care and kindness.

Funeral Details

Craig’s Memorial Service will be held on Saturday November 4th at 11:00 a.m. at Saskatoon Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada or the charity of your choice. Condolences may be left at www.saskatoonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to SASKATOON FUNRERAL HOME (306-244-5577).

Condolence Messages

Ann Kazakoff

Written November 04, 2017 from Saskatoon, SK

Oh Kathy I was so saddened to hear of Craig's passing. May the love and support of family and friends, get you through this very difficult time. Once again I am so sorry for your loss please know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Myra and Jim Comrie

Written November 04, 2017 from Emma Lake, Saskatchewan

Kathy, Eric and Todd: Jim and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy.

Launie Rakochey

Written October 31, 2017 from Clgary, AB

Kathy, Harry called and told me the sad news , I am so sorry for your loss! I know the Love you two had for one another , I am sitting here remembering those years so long ago seeing you two together and smiling at the Love you had for one another , praying for you and your family during these times ! God Bless Craig

Gwen Beatty

Written October 31, 2017 from Saskatoon, Sask

My heart goes out to you Kathy and boys. May you cherish all the good memories of Craig.

Gary McKinlay

Written October 30, 2017 from Warman, Sk.

Barb, all the kids and I are saddened and heartbroken by your loss! He was a great friend who always cheered me up with his impish grin and quirky sense of humour! We pray for you and your courage in getting through this difficult time.