John Crawford

Obituary of John Alexander Crawford

After a brief illness, on March 14, 2023, we all said a very sad goodbye to John Crawford. John was a character and enjoyed the character in others. He loved an adventure and was keen to discover new things. He enjoyed the outdoors and shared it with many like-minded friends. He took pleasure in being among the first dare-devils to test thin ice on the waterfowl park, in a seemingly annual tradition.

He was a soulful, quiet man who nurtured his inner person. He also enjoyed striking up a conversation with newcomers to town or young Mount A students. He was interested in people and consequently gathered a huge collection of friends of all ages.

Eight years ago he experienced, for the first time, the life of a grandfather.  He loved being a grandfather and he spent hours and hours playing with his little children. Walks to the park, playing on the trampoline, swimming, skating, telling stories, smelling the flowers … he had so much patience and love for the little ones. He will be missed.

John leaves behind his wife, Janet (Lowerison), his children Kate and Leighan (Louisa) and his little grandchildren Ellis and Drew Baird and Lauren and Mia Crawford.  

John is from a closely knit family. He was the son of George and Isabel (MacKay) Crawford and brother to Margaret (Fred) Anderson, Ellen (Greg) Blake and Elizabeth (Robert) Wilkin. He leaves behind many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents.

John has been cremated. There will not be any visitation or funeral arrangements. Instead he has asked that a celebration of life be held at Fort Beausejour on a sunny day this summer (TBA). Bring a picnic lunch, fly a kite, scramble up the ramparts….go for a walk, enjoy the view, maybe share a story or two. Please send your email address or text number to this link if you’d like to be notified when the date is set.
If so desired, donations in John's memory may be made to the charity of one's choice.

John is on a new adventure now. We give him all our love and thank him for a very good life.