Obituary of Nancy Kraig
1956 – 2021
Nancy Kraig, 65, of Spillimacheen, B.C., passed away suddenly on August 28, 2021, after recently being diagnosed with cancer, complicated by Covid-19. Nancy remained positive and optimistic throughout the last few weeks, inspiring everyone around her to do the same.
Nancy, born on May 17, 1956, to Jim and Edna Mountain in Merritt, B.C., was the youngest of five children. She spent time living in Merritt, Cranbrook, and Radium making many friends and memories along the way. Nancy graduated from David Thompson Secondary School and briefly attended college in Kamloops before returning to the valley to share a life with Ron Kraig.
The two fell in love and were a match made in heaven. They were happily married for 43 years and did everything together. They have two children: Charlie and Alexis. Being a mother was one of the most important parts of Nancy’s life, a role that gave her much pride and joy. She was an excellent mom, supportive, kind, and thoughtful. She was so proud of her daughters and how they each forged their own fulfilling paths in life. She taught her daughters to sprinkle kindness everywhere. We will all miss her dearly.
Nancy thoroughly enjoyed her job as a school custodian in Invermere, Windermere, and Edgewater. She loved visiting with students and teachers alike and took pride in a job well done. She decided to retire early and went on to live her best life — spending time sewing, walking, cycling, cross-country skiing, reading, and visiting with friends and neighbours. She was quick to offer her skills and time for any projects that friends needed and equally enjoyed quilting and sewing gifts for loved ones. Her two grandsons, Thadeus, and Foster, brought her much joy and happiness as she was always eager to play with playdough, colour a picture, or build a puzzle alongside them.
Ron and Nancy both loved traveling and visiting hidden gems across Canada and the United States on their trikes. Many memories were made over the years during camping trips and family vacations. Their adventures even took them to Ireland and Scotland, but their luggage was reluctant to follow.
Nancy was predeceased by her parents Jim and Edna Mountain and her older brother, Eddie Mountain.
She is survived by her husband, Ron Kraig; her children, Charlie (Jay) and Alexis; her grandchildren, Thadeus, and Foster; and her siblings and their families, Marlene (Jerry) Ingleby, Chuck Mountain, and Joann (Al) Porter.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Nancy’s name to The Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. As per Nancy’s request, no service will be held.
Friends, family, and acquaintances are encouraged to spread kindness in Nancy’s memory, as this is how she naturally lived every day.