Craig Davies memorial will be held July 4
A date has been set for a celebration of the life of longtime Langley City businessman Craig Davies.
The event takes place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 4, at the Cascades Casino and Convention Centre in Langley City.
Davies was a member of the Langley City business community for 40 years, and was the chair of the Downtown Langley Business Association for several years. He was the owner of Design One, a graphic design studio in Langley for 35 years. He was named business person of the year in 2011 by the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce.
He died on Monday, June 17 after a brief battle with colon cancer. He was 63.
He was born in New Westminster. As an “Air Force brat,” he lived with his family in Bagotville, Quebec; Zweibrucken, Germany; and Gimli and Winnipeg, Manitoba. He graduated from Gimli High School and continued on to receive a diploma from Red River College in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
As an adult he moved to Langley, where he raised his family and lived for many years before moving on to Lindell Beach and then Garrison Crossing in Chilliwack.
He coached hockey for his two sons and many, many other young hockey players in Langley.
He met his wife Kathy Davies (O’Brien) and they began their life together in 2000. They married on Nov. 18, 2008 in Hawaii. They enjoyed renovating and decorating their homes, creating beautiful gardens, entertaining friends and travelling.
He had an amazing talent for photography, particularly black and white, and recently enjoyed sharing his photographic adventures on his blog, www.thethingsisee.ca
He had many interests and was a collector of rare and first edition books, Canadian stamps, local artwork and antique bottles, to name just a few.
He was predeceased by his stepson Corey, and is survived by his two sons from his first marriage to Bev Davies (Maly): Garth Davies and his wife Deborah, and Grant Davies and his wife Terri-Lee. He is also survived by his sister Bonnie Davies and her husband William; his aunt Bonnie Howe and her husband Don; and his four grandchildren Adam, Royce, Leila and Keeley.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.