FAIRBAIRN, Davidson Craig

April 25, 1934 to May 7, 2015

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Davidson Craig Fairbairn May 7th in White Rock, BC. Born in Estevan, SK, Craig spent his early years between Estevan, Winnipeg and Calgary along with his beloved twin sister, Carol, and older brother, Don, whom pre-decease him. He loved their family pets and excelled in the sport of badminton and curling. Craig obtained a Degree in Architecture in 1957 from the University of Manitoba where he met his wife, Marilyn Fairbairn, who survives him. It was there he also met his lifelong “architectural buddies” Norm, Don, Jim and Don. He continued his passion for architecture and later established his own firm in Edmonton known as D. Craig Fairbairn Architects Ltd. Craig is also survived by his children Kimberlee Fairbairn, Kathleen Yip (Doug), Keith Fairbairn (Andrea) and Kent Fairbairn (Gina) and grandchildren Nicole, Zach, Ty, Alexander and Kristin. The Fairbairn family enjoyed their life in the city of Edmonton, their cottage at Pigeon Lake and the Edmonton Oilers. With a plan for retirement in B.C. Craig and Marilyn moved to the home they built in Crescent Beach in 1987. He always looked forward to their annual snowbird getaway to Palm Desert with Marilyn, enjoyed golf with Norm at Fraserview, a game of crib, bridge or blackjack and a Bacardi and Sprite. Craig maintained his resilience and sense of humour in his final days and kept his love for his family at the forefront. There will be an honorarium gathering with family and friends at their home in the near future.

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