Cameron M. Craik

Posted: Saturday, April 10, 2010

Soldotna area resident Cameron M. Craik died Saturday, April 3, 2010 at his home on Funny River Road. He was 67.

A wake will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, April 15, 2010 at the Maverick Saloon in Soldotna. An additional wake will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at his daughter, Kelly Meyer's home in Fairfield, Calif. Please call 707- 974-3299 or email for address and directions.

Mr. Craik was born Aug. 28, 1942 in California. He attended college in Marin, Calif. in the 1960s. He worked for Marianni's Cabinet Shop in San Rafael, Calif. from 1959 to 1963. He then began working for Union Construction and Cabinet Maker in California. He was also the Alpine County Supervisor from Jan. 1993 to Dec. 1996. He retired from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America in 2005. He moved to Alaska in 2004 at resided at his home off Funny River Road. He recently began working at Home Depot in Kenai.

Mr. Craik was protestant and a member of Demolay.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting and working on his home.

"Pop spent his happiest days retired at his home on the Kenai River. He loved to sit and watch the river run by when he wasn't fishing.

"He enjoyed his time spent with friends and family helping with projects around their houses. He liked to socialize with friends either around the barbecue or at his favorite watering hole, The Maverick." His family said.

Mr. Craik was preceded in death by his parents, John C. and Sue Craik. He is survived by his ex-wife, Virginia Craik; son and daughter-in-law, John and Lorraine Craik all of Markleeville, Calif.; daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Clark Meyer of Fairfield, Calif.; grandchildren, Ethan and MacKenzie Craik, both of Markleeville, Calif.; sister and brother-in-law, Christine and Bruce Glass of Rohnert Park, Calif.; and nieces, Cindy (Glass) Armanini and Lori (Glass) Lee, both of California.

Rather than flowers, the family prefers donations be sent to the Shriners or a charity of the donor's choice.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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