1933 – 2021
Arthur Crawford of Mont Nebo, SK passed away peacefully on April 22, 2021, at Parkland Integrated Health Centre in Shellbrook SK at the age of 88. Arthur was born in Canwood, SK on February 13, 1933. He grew up near Mont Nebo SK and resided in that area for the majority of his life. Arthur married Lorraine Lapesky on November 7, 1959, and they raised five children on their farm. Arthur was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He had a great love of horses and rodeo and he and Lorraine travelled to several Canadian Finals Rodeos in Edmonton. Over the years he liked to hunt and fish and enjoyed campfires by the lake or in the backyard. His favourite trips were to the mountains and he often spoke of the beauty of Lake Louise.
He is loved and remembered by his son Clayton Crawford of Winnipeg and his children Chelsea, Ashley, and Kyle; his daughter Carolyn Crawford of Shellbrook and her children Matthew (Sara Bosch), Taylor (Bobby Young), Sarra, and Michael and her grandchildren Tucker, Jameson and Arlo; his son Arnold Crawford (Michelle) of Osler, their children Danielle (Sheldon Taylor), Mikaela, Colby, Madison, Cassadie, Dacie, and Anika, and their grandchildren Kyra, Jaela, Ameya, Kazlynn, Ellawyn and Orianna; his daughter Connie Crawford of Shellbrook and her children Jessica and Riley; and his daughter Laurie Smith (Gerald) of Shellbrook and their children Brayden, Ryan, and Kallie. He is also survived by his sister Joyce Fusick, brother Roy Crawford, sisters-in-law Bernice Crawford, Eileen Levasseur, Emily Davio, and Evelyn Hamm (Dale), brothers-in-law; Allan Lapesky and Dale Hamm, and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Arthur was predeceased by his wife, Lorraine, his parents, Lloyd and Joan Crawford, parents-in-law Anthony and Lena Lapesky, brothers Donald Crawford and Raymond Crawford, sisters Lucy Betker, Della McKay and Vera Crawford, brothers-in-law Rudolph Betker, Vern McKay, Joe Fusick, Alphonse Levasseur and Art Lapetsky, and sister-in-law, Clara Crawford, nieces and nephews; Maurice Betker, Roy Betker, Marvin Betker, Gloria Dawson, Alan Crawford, and Anton Davio.
Arthur will be lovingly remembered for his willingness to help family and neighbours, devotion to family, and sense of humour. A Private family service with Rev. Rick Reed as officiant, will be held at the Mont Nebo Community Hall. There is a video link available below for family and friends who were not able to attend Arthur's Funeral Service :
Michelle Crawford and Gerald Smith were the scripture readers, and the family members shared many fond memories. The Honorary Pallbearers were, all of Arthur’s Grand Daughters. The Honor Guard was the wonderful caregivers at the PIHC Long Term Care House B who looked after Dad. The Pallbearers were; Matthew Feige, Brayden Smith, Kyle Crawford, Ryan Smith, Colby Crawford, Riley Crawford and Michael Crawford. Arthur was laid to rest by his family at St. Luke's Anglican Church in Mont Nebo.
For those wishing, memorial donations may be made in Arthur’s honour to Shellbrook & Districts Health Services Foundation – Long Term Care (Box 33 Shellbrook, SK S0J 2E0). Family and friends wishing to send condolences may visit our web site at www.beaulacfuneralhome.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to Beau “Lac” Funeral Home & Crematorium, Donna Lovberg & Tammy Smart – Directors – Shellbrook, SK .306-747-2828.
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