STUART CRAIG WAGSTAFF
Born In: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Born: March 15th, 1955
Passed in: Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: September 27th, 2012
It is with profound sadness the family of Dr. Stuart Craig Wagstaff announces his sudden passing on September 27, 2012. Craig was born in Edmonton, Alberta on March 15, 1955.
He will be dearly missed by his loving wife, best friend and business partner Karin (Greenough) and their three children David, Jocelyn and Cameron (Krissy), as well as his dogs Abby and Henry. Left grieving him are his mother Betty Wagstaff, father Al (Fran) Wagstaff, his brother Arthur Grant (Roslyn) and family, mother-in-law Vera Greenough, Tom and Sandra Greenough and family, long time friend Katie Crittenden and his devoted staff Chella Percy, Georgie Pezzin and Sandy Fordeczka, as well as extended family.
Craig graduated from Kelowna Secondary School 1973, the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Science and a BA (Psych) 1979 and the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon 1982. After graduation Craig established the first naturopathic clinic in the Okanagan Valley. He practiced in Kelowna for 10 years before moving his clinic to Winfield, B.C. Craig also offered mobile service to his patients in Vancouver and Edmonton for 20 years. This year Craig celebrated 30 years of naturopathic practice. He was a rare and gifted man who positively influenced the lives of thousands of people with his knowledge, wisdom and caring. He humbly gave of his time, scholarship and mentorship to any and all he encountered. Craig was a lifelong learner who travelled the world seeking knowledge that would benefit his patients. Craig was a specialist amongst naturopaths and was a sought after lecturer and teacher in North America and Europe. His loss will be hugely felt by his community; patients, colleagues, students and friends.
Everyone is invited to join with us in celebrating Craig's life at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at The Delta Grand Okanagan Hotel at 1310 Water St. Kelowna. His celebration will be broadcast live by going to www.firstmemorialkelowna.com.
Those unable to attend will have an opportunity to sign a book of condolences at the clinic 11270 Hwy 97, Winfield, B.C.
In lieu of flowers, please share your support with one of Craig's favorite charities; your local Food Bank, Salvation Army or the SPCA. A legacy trust with be established at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Karin Wagstaff, ND will continue practice at the Winfield clinic.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com. Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna. 250-762-2299.