MCpl Craig English, CD (Ret’d)

    • MCpl Craig English, CD (Ret’d)
    • CME Badge
    • CME Badge

    We regret to advise of the death of Master Corporal Craig English, CD (Ret’d) on 25 August 2020 in the Chilliwack Hospital at age 70 after a three-year battle with cancer. Craig served a 23-year career with the Canadian Military Engineers.

    Craig enlisted in St John's NL in 1967 and completed his Basic Training with the Queen's Own Rifles in Calgary AB before arriving at the Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering in Chilliwack BC that Fall for his basic Field Engineer training. His career as a Combat Engineer started with a posting to 2 Field Squadron in Gagetown NB where he became a Centurion Tank Armoured Bridge Layer operator and participated in Fly-Over exercises to Germany. He was next posted 5è Regiment du Génie de Canada Valcartier (1970-72).

    After some years as a Combat Engineer, Craig remustered to Electrical Generating Systems Technician after which he served at Canadian Forces Station Shelbourne NS, CFS Barrington NS and CFS Massett BC. At CFS Barrington he was instrumental in converting the station from diesel powered generators to commercial power in 1984. Craig also completed a tour at Canadian Forces Station Alert in 1988. CFS Masset was his final posting and, upon retirement from the Canadian Forces in 1990, Craig went to work with British Columbia Hydro from which he finally retired in 2007.

    There will be no funeral services but a family get- together will occur later this year.{doSep2020kh}