Craig Family

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So…..if you were born in Malpeque, Prince Edward Island, home of the world famous oysters (almost as good as Fanny Bay!) and decided to leave PEI and head west – where would you end up? Craig Bay, Craig Cottage, Craig Historic Park – yup – in Parksville.

Arriving in 1887, the legacy of James Craig is still being experienced here at the Parksville Museum. Page 31 and onwards of Parksville & then some by Marjorie Leffler provides a glimpse of the legacy of this remarkable man and cougar hunter.

Craig Bay, Craig Street, Craig Cottage, Craig’s Post Office, Craig Heritage Park…

And, if you are leaving PEI for destination west – who should accompany you? Well, brother Robert Craig came, too. Trained as a school teacher, Robert bought 80 acres on Whiskey Creek and was instrumental in the building of St. Anne’s Church and the acquisition of the land now known as Parksville Community Park. See page 38 Parksville & then some by Marjorie Leffler.

 

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Craig Family Biography
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