Passed away suddenly on Tuesday August 14, 2018 in his 63rd year. Loving husband to Mary Jo. Dear father of Nigel (Mercedes), Trevor, Drew (Amanda), Madison Smith (Chris), and Spencer Smith (Marissa). Proud Grandfather to Keenan, Athen and Lauren. Craig is survived by his mother Marion Pickles, brother David (Tonya), loving sister Sandee Matthews and brother Barry (Wendy). Craig was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Anglcan Church. He loved golfing and playing hockey. He was always there to listen and support his family and friends. An inspiring mentor, a passionate role model and community activist. Craig will be truly missed. Resting at the LAMPMAN FUNERAL HOME 724 Canboro Road, Fenwick. Visitation will be on Friday August 17th from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. Funeral service will take place on Saturday August 18th at Holy Trinity Anglcan Church 1557 Pelham Street, Fonthill at 11:00 A.M. Cremation to follow.
13 thoughts on “Craig Stirtzinger”
Very sorry Mary Jo about Craig, he will be missed, Craig you will be remembered as a good friend, leader and mentor. I enjoyed working and participating in City events with Craig. Had the pleasure of meeting Craig in 2001 at the old City Hall very pleasant man.
Dear Mary Jo and Family,
I am shocked at hearing of the passing of Craig. My deepest sympathy.
Sincerely, Bruno Mannella
Craig was my first boss and influential as I began my career in municipal government two decades ago. His compassion, support, and encouragement will always be remembered. My deepest condolences to all of his family as I wish you strength during this difficult time and peace as you hold onto wonderful memories.
Craig was one of the kindest and well meaning person I have ever met. A very spiritual and compassionate man. I have been lucky to have shared life at Holy Trinity and the men’s group with him and will miss him deeply. He will certainly be missed by a large number of people.
My deepest sympathies go out to Mary Jo, Marion and the rest of the family.
My God be with you and I know that he has taken Craig in his hands.
Our thoughts and prayers to Craigs family. HE was a great guy. Weven feel very blessed to have known him
Marion and Family. I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your Son Craig. Even though I did not know him personally, I know he was a very special son just by all the wonderful things you shared about him. Please know that as you travel this difficult journey you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Dear Mary Jo, We’re sorry to hear about Craig’s passing. We had the pleasure of his company only a few times at Pelette family functions however remember how pleasant and easy going he was. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Sue and Tom Moskal
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Lena Pelette
I am so very sorry for the loss of this gentle man
My condolences to Craig’s family. So sorry to hear of his sudden passing.
While working at Niagara Region I enjoyed my interactions with Craig. He was always friendly, supportive and professional in his approach. A “ class act “ and true gentleman!
Mary Jo and family, sincere condolences on Craigs passing.Lou
Dear Marion, Mary Jo and sandee,
I am heart-broken to learn of Craig’s passing. We go back a long way – – – to his grade 12 or 13 year at Pelham High School. Teachers are not supposed to have favourites, but Craig with his smile and kind ways was a treasure. He always had a warm greeting for me, all these years, as recently as a couple of weeks ago. Craig leaves a big hole in the lives of his many friends.
Our condolences to the Stirtzinger Family.
Scott has fond memories of Craig; refereeing together for many years in Pelham and most recently playing hockey together on the Sod Buster’s Hockey Team in Wainfleet.
Rest in Peace my friend. You will be missed.