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Craig Richard Reichmuth

Craig was born in Russell, Manitoba in 1947, the youngest of three children of Benjamin and Gertrude Reichmuth. In 1966 he moved to Flin Flon, Manitoba to pursue his passion for hockey where he met his future wife.

On July 7, 1973, he married Myrna Chlan. In the earlier years, Craig played professional hockey so they spent the winters in the U.S. and summers in Flin Flon. After hanging up his skates in 1977, they moved to Trail, BC where they raised their two children.

Craig was proud to work as a carpenter building houses with that were “square” throughout the region. He developed a love of the Kootenay region and enjoying golfing and curling in the community. His love of the mountains and respect for nature turned him into an avid hiker and a bow hunter. Some of his favourite times were camping with his children.

Craig is survived by his loving wife Myrna; daughter Kyla, son-in-law Mike and grandson Channing; son Isaac and fiancée Lindsey; and Sister Elaine.

A Reflection of Craig’s Life will take place at his home at 1944 Green Road, Fruitvale on Sunday, August 26th at 2PM.

As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of gifts and flowers, please consider a donation to the Columbia Search and Rescue at any Kootenay Savings Credit Union branch.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the support given to by friends, family, and volunteers in his final days.

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