Obituary of Craig Richard
GRANDE PRAIRIE, ALTA. - Wallace Craig Richard, 32, Grande Prairie, Alta., passed away, Saturday, November 5, 2022.
Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of Rhonda MacInnis and Wallace Richard. Craig enjoyed “life on the edge” – an avid BMX and skateboarder – always “flying low”. Throughout his life, he was a loyal and loving friend and very much appreciated his friends. At a young age, Craig met Danielle and Dakota, his BFF’s, through “thick and thin” they were always there for each other. He amassed many friends, to numerous to mention, throughout Canada. Craig leaves us with a pleasant memory – one hand on the skateboard, hair flying in the wind – soaring to the angels.
Surviving are his mother, Rhonda MacInnis (Byron), Saint John, N.B.; father, Wally Richard, Linacy; are his son, Forrest Nidish and his mother, Stephanie Nidish, Grimshaw, Alta.; paternal grandmother, Betty (Dobson) Richard, Linacy; aunts, godmother Michele (Owen), Westville; Lynn Marie (Ron) Clow, Hampshire, P.E.I.; uncles, Jim (Stephanie), Wroxeter, Ont.; Trevor, Trenton; several great-aunts and great-uncles; numerous cousins; godfather, Bruce Young, Linacy.
He was predeceased by maternal grandparents, Dougie and Colette (McChesney) McInnis; paternal grandfather, Wallace Richard; best friend, Will Tracey.
A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 in Woodburn Cemetery, Woodburn with Rev. Dr. Glen Matheson officiating. A Celebration of Life will follow from 2-4 p.m. in the Linacy Fire Hall.
Donations may be made in Craigs memory to Viola’s Place Society.