Neil Cragg

Published November 14, 2022

Neil Cragg

November 16, 1940 – November 9, 2022

It is with heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Neil Cragg, at home, on November 9th, 2022.

Neil was the beloved husband and best friend of Ann Cragg (née Davies) for 55 years.

He was the very proud father of son Eric Cragg (MA) & (Heather McCutcheon) of Ottawa and daughter, Dr. Leah Eden (née Cragg) (Ed.D) & (Aaron Eden) of Burlington, Ontario. He was the adoring “Gramps” to his grandson Henry Cragg and will be greatly missed. His furry friends, Finnegan, Sprocket, Odie, and Linus always brought great joy.

Neil loved teaching, both at GVSS and CCVS, during his career where he was passionate about his courses and supporting students both inside and outside of class, including volunteering with the choir and at the “jelly-bean land”. His love of teaching and supporting others continued into his retirement with his volunteer efforts with the Encore (Computers) Course at St. Lawrence College for many years. He enjoyed curling, at both the Lancaster and Cornwall Curling Clubs for which he not only played, but thoroughly enjoyed creating the professional photos of teams. He had a great passion for photoshop and creating beautiful composites for family, friends, and community groups.

Neil was predeceased by his parents Dr. George W. Cragg and Madeleine Cragg-McGuire (nee Chapman), and his eldest brother, Paul Cragg. He is survived by siblings Ross, Suzanne, Tom, Leslie, and Mike along with many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude for the great care he was provided by his primary physicians, Dr. John Fulop, and Dr. Vanessa Carter, as well as to all the wonderful medical staff who supported his care. The greatest appreciation goes to Pat Piquette and her staff as an ever welcoming, supportive and caring pharmacy team who went above and beyond at the Fullerton Drug Store (Pitt Street).

As per Neil’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A gathering for family and friends will take place at the WILSON FUNERAL HOME 822 Pitt Street, Cornwall on Friday, November 18th, 2022, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. As per the family’s request masks are required. Neil will be laid to rest in a private ceremony at Woodlawn Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Online messages of condolences may be made in the obituary section of: