November 23, 1958 ~ October 20, 2022
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Craig Lobban on October 20th, 2022 at the age of 63.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Liz; daughter Amanda (Bob); son Brennan (Ashley); grandchildren, Finn, Felix, and Madeleine; sister, Bonnie; cousins (extended sisters), Cathy and Donna; and his cherished dog, Marley. He was predeceased by his parents, Ian and Shirley Lobban; and cousin (extended sister) Sandra.
Craig was born November 23rd, 1958, in Hamiota, MB where his love of sports began from an early age. This love led Craig to play baseball, curling, and hockey. He competed with the Hamiota Red Sox and was fortunate to have his dad Ian, as his dedicated coach. Craig’s Dad, his greatest fan and support, attended all his baseball, curling, and hockey games. After graduation, Craig worked for the Province of Manitoba, Department of Highways for 40 years, retiring from Traffic Engineering in 2017.
Craig married Elizabeth (Liz) in 1985, and had 2 children, daughter Amanda, and son Brennan. Over the years Craig would merge his love of sports with his love for his family.
As a dedicated fan of the Boston Bruins and season ticket holder of the North Dakota Fighting Sioux hockey team, Craig and Liz made many trips and memories together. Much like his father before him, Craig was Amanda, and Brennan’s greatest fan, support, and coach during their junior curling days. Craig enjoyed many years of competitive curling with teammates and friends from the Tyndall and Beausejour Curling Clubs; The name “Lobban” on the playoff board was a common sight at local Bonspiels.
Craig was an incredibly hard worker, and enjoyed woodworking and landscaping, which was evident in his beautiful yard which he worked tirelessly to maintain. One of the great additions to his yard was a woodfired pizza oven that he built just in time to host Brennan and Ashley’s surprise wedding. Craig and daughter Amanda shared a gourmet bond over food and crafted countless woodfired pizzas shared with family and friends. These memories will be forever cherished. Many memories were made with his grandson Finn, who had a special bond with his Papa, his first best friend. Craig had a great love for his precious Samoyeds, Neechee, Mi-he-kun and Mishka; and his beloved black lab Marley.
We wish to thank the Beausejour Home Palliative Care Team, Doctor, Nurses and Health Care Aides who provided care to Craig in his final days. Special thanks to Craig’s private nurse and daughter-in-law, Ashley for her attentiveness and care. In addition, special thanks to son Brennan for his devoted care and compassion to his Father in his final days.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of one’s choice.
A Come and Go Celebration of Life will be held at Sobering Funeral Chapel in Beausejour on Sunday, October 30 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm, with a time of remembrance at 3:00 pm, where family and friends are welcome to share memories and stories of Craig. The family respectfully asks that if anyone is ill or unwell, please refrain from attending Craig’s Celebration of Life.
Private Interment, by invitation only will take place at the Hamiota Cemetery at a later date.
“Blood, sweat, tears. No practice tomorrow cause there’s no one left to beat.” Bobby Orr
Dad, this fight is over, it’s time to rest, sweet dreams. Love Brennan and Mandy
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Thinking of you, Liz, Amanda, Brennan and Bonnie and the extended families. Craig was a good family friend as a friend with my son Jim. Many years have passed but the memory has gone back to those cherished days when the boys were school chums. Know that my thoughts are with you at this sad time. May your memories keep Craig near and give you comfort
Kelly and LeeAnn Haggarty
So sorry to hear of Craig’s passing. Sincere sympathy to Craig’s family and extended family. Remember all the happy memories.
Bonnie we are very saddened to hear of your brother’s passing. Our condolences to you and your family and to Craig’s wife and children.
Lori and Murray Cumming
I want to offer my sincere condolences to Craig’s wife and family. I had the honour of working with Craig his last 7 years in Traffic Engineering at the province. Craig was such a hard worker and so dedicated to serving the province and Manitobans. His work in traffic monitoring contributed to making the province’s highways safer and more efficient for all Manitobans. I really enjoyed my time working with Craig and am so sad to hear about his passing.
Good bye my life long friend
Sorry for your loss Liz and family. Norman and I have some fun memories of Craig in our younger years.
Cheryl & Bob Shaw
To Liz, Amanda and Brennan, and family..
So sorry to hear of Craig’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this incredibly difficult time. With deepest sympathy…
Bob and Cheryl Shaw
My deepest condolences to you Liz, Amanda, Brennan and family.
Sending thoughts and prayers at this time .
Thinking of all the times spent together with Craig and Ian Lobban in Hamiota. At the ball park, golf course and, of course the hockey rink. I will always have lots of fond memories of the time spent with Craig.
Liz, Amanda, Brennan and family, so sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Craig will be missed by many people. With our sincere sympathy, Robert and Wendy and family.
So Sorry to hear of Craigs passing. Our Condolences to you Liz and all your family. May good memories bring you comfort, strength and peace.
Len & Lynette Kowalke
We are so sorry to hear of Craig’s death. What a loss to you, Liz and your family.
Jane and Don Cook
Ron and Heather Dale
My condolences to the family. Craig was part of my “work family” as I shared the same building with him at 8385 Wilkes Ave from 1999 to 2017. Never worked under him but from time to time would give some advice on his road loops.
Liz, Amanada & Brennan,
Just recently heard of Craig’s passing. So sad to get this news.
The obituary was very well written and really showed what was important to Craig.
Know you are upheld in compassion and caring.
Sheila & Brian
Dear Liz, Amanda & Brennan and Family,
May the happy family times shared together bring you memories of joy; may the passing of time heal and bring peace to your hearts.
“Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace, and the God of love & peace will be with you”.
With love, Collin & Vicky Walker