Sunday, February 12, 2012

Comrade Nares Craig 1917 - 2012

Comrade Nares Craig funeral (celebration of his life) was held on Friday 10th February 2012 at picturesque snowy St Marylebone crematorium, Finchley. North London.

Cameron Nares Craig was born on 2nd November 1917 and the wind that swept Russia. must have also rocked his cot, for Nares despite his privileged pedigree committed his life to surviving the "masses".

Nares Craig Cambridge night Climber and with Salvador Allende just weeks before the US backed coup in Chile.

As the great Russian poet Nikolai Ostrovsky wrote:

"Man's dearest possession is life. It is given to him but once, and he must live it so as to feel no torturing regrets for wasted years, never know the burning shame of a mean and petty past; so live that, dying he might say: all my life, all my strength were given to the finest cause in all the world- the fight for the Liberation of Mankind."

Cameron Nares Craig died peacefully on 1st February 2012 surrounded by his family aged 94

Farewell Comrade Craig

Comrade Craig Presente

Order of Service

Celebrant: Jane Harter

Music: Mendelssohn Symphony No: 3 "Scottish"
Music: Joe Hill sung by Paul Robeson
Poem When I am Dead (Seran Craig-Best
Reflections: nieces Sarah Borchardt and Stella Aillaud
Minutes Silence
Closing Words
Music: The Internationale
Music: Beethoven Symphony No: 5 1st Movement

Lucy Craig-Best