KRAFT, Kris Lance. February 18, 1946 –

October 23, 2013. Kris passed away peacefully in bed on October 23, 2013 at the age of 67. He arrived on February 18, 1946 in Chicago Illinois, the first of four children born to Warren & Virginia Kraft. Kris grew up in Eugene, Oregon and Mill Valley, California. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UC Berkeley. He then moved to Canada and pursued a master’s degree in mathematics. Kris taught at Capilano College in North Vancouver before moving to Prince George to take a teaching position at the College of New Caledonia. He then returned to the Lower Mainland, making his home in South Surrey, BC. He worked at Ebco Industries until his retirement. While at Ebco he served as Chief Shop Steward and was an active member of Iron Workers Local Shop Division 712.

Kris was a talented musician and mathematician. His favourite pastime was to unravel perplexing puzzles. His hobbies included developing a solution manual to the Rubik’s Cube and creating his own Sudoku puzzles which he submitted to local newspapers. Kris was pre-deceased by his father, Warren Kraft and his brother, Konrad Kraft. He is survived by daughters Roselyn Kraft and Laura Creech, son-in-law Andy Creech, grandchildren: Jordan, Brooklyn and Carson, mother Virginia Kraft, brother Kenneth Kraft, sister Karen Miller and nephews Burke and Miles Miller.

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