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Born: Sep 30, 1911

Date of Passing: May 20, 2014

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GLADYS MAY (RAWLINGS) CRAIG Gladys May Craig, age 102 years of Roblin, MB, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2014 at Roblin District Health Centre. Gladys May Rawlings was born September 30, 1911 in MacNutt, SK, the fourth child of George Rawlings and Fanny (Wilson) Rawlings. She attended school in Dropmore and as well as enjoying her school subjects she enjoyed playing soccer and softball. Upon graduating, she remained home to help her mother look after her younger sister and brother, as their father had passed away when Gladys was 16. During this time she became a fan of the Rochedale Rangers Football Team. In 1934, she married William Craig, the goalkeeper for the Rangers. They began farming in the Rochedale district on NW 4-24-28, where she resided until 1994. In 1935, their only son, Roy, was born. Gladys' focus was always her family: her husband, son, daughter-in-law and later her three grandchildren who she loved having around her on the farm. Gladys worked hard on the farm, raising her family and enjoyed curling (especially the Dropmore Bonspiel with her sisters-in-law) and spent many hours in her yard and garden keeping them in beautiful shape. She enjoyed playing bingo and cards and for many years was a regular bingo player at the Roblin Community Hall. She belonged to the Rochedale Ladies Club and was a member of the Dropmore United Church and the Dropmore Curling Club. In 1994, she moved to Maple Manor in Roblin and joined the Roblin Drop-In Centre and the Inglis Senior Centre and was involved at Knox United Church. Gladys was predeceased by her parents, George and Fannie Rawlings; her husband, William Craig; daughter-in-law, Doris (Edwards) Craig; brother, Walter and Elizabeth (Hunt) Rawlings; sisters, Lillian (Bert) Hunt, Beatrice (Roger) Cameron, and Hazel (Joe) Herbert. Gladys is survived by her brother Jack (Mildred Ferris) Rawlings of Roblin; her son, Roy and daughter-in-law Marie (Cosens) Craig of Stonewall; three grandchildren, Valerie (Shane) Neifer, of Terrace, BC, Kevin (Allison) Shearer-Craig of Roblin, MB, and Colyn (Roslyn Darroch) Craig of Ft. McMurray, AB. six great- grandsons, Malcolm and Leith Neifer, Calum and Liam Craig, Declan and Paden Craig and numerous nieces and nephews. Gladys Craig's Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox United Church, Roblin, MB, with Reverend Mark Hammond officiating. Interment is being held at Deer-Park Cemetery, Tummell, MB. Casket Bearers are; Kevin Craig, Calum Craig, Colyn Craig, Ron Koroway, Doug Lyon, Lawrence Smith Memorial Gifts may be given to Tummel Deer - Park Cemetery Fund c/o Box 226, Roblin, MB R0L 1P0 or Roblin District Community Foundation Inc., C/O Box 1599, Roblin, MB R0L 1P0. Notes of Condolence may be sent to the family by visiting Nairn Chyz Funeral Home Entrusted With Arrangements 204-937-2111

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 24, 2014

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • In the latter years I had the opportunity to visit with Gladys, auntie Gladys as I knew her, in the Roblin Manor where my Mom (Irma McFadyen) also lived. Betty Johnson (Rawlings) and I have been friends since preschool in Dropmore. Her bright smile and infectious "hello" always greeted me when I would see her in the Manor. My condolences go out to all the family. Isabel Leach - Posted by: Isabel Leach (Family friend) on: May 31, 2014

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