We are heartbroken to announce that Craig John Listwin passed peacefully with his wife and children by his side in the morning of April 21, 2019 at St. Paul’s Hospital Palliative Care Unit. Craig courageously battled cancer for 16 months and inspired many people through his journey. Craig was born March 13, 1968 to Ron and Grace Listwin. He is survived by his wife Dena of 25 years, daughter Brooke, and son Jaxon, brother Todd (Tanya) and family, cousins Don (Hilary) Listwin and Louise Johnson and families, Garry (Sandra) Webb, Brad (Andrea) and family, as well as many cousins and friends. Craig grew up in Saskatoon where he attended Walter Murray Collegiate and the University of Saskatchewan, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Commerce. Craig was a successful businessman, fulfilling his passion for entrepreneurship by owning and operating Mainstream Design Center. Craig’s favourite vacation places were Maui and the family cabin at Waskesiu. Craig was always a fierce supporter of Brooke and Jaxon’s, helping to empower and guide them through a variety of athletic, educational, and personal pursuits. Craig was a loving father, husband, and friend, and will forever be missed. We would also like to thank Dr. Werner Gericke, RUH Oncology, the Palliative home care team and the Palliative care unit for the wonderful care you provided Craig. A Celebration of Craig’s life will be held at the Willows Golf and Country Club in Saskatoon on May 5, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Listwin family to fund a memorial bench in Waskesiu in Craig’s honour.
Obituaries / Life Stories
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