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Craigen, Donovan (Don)

January 27, 2024

Donovan (Don) Craigen

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, dad, grandpa, brother, uncle, and great-grandpa Don Craigen on January 27, 2024 at the age of 87 years.

Don will be missed by his wife Ruby of 65 years; children Selina (Ian) Craigen, Bonnie Craigen (the late Tex Emery), Jeff (Jeana) Craigen, and Cory (Tracey) Craigen. He also leaves behind his pride and joy, his cherished grandchildren Travis Bostock, Matt (Katrina) Bostock, Elisa Bostock, Mackenzie (Brandan) Craigen, Riley Craigen, Kaitlyn Craigen, Caroline Craigen, and special great-granddaughter Braeya Bostock. Also left to mourn his loss is his sister Colleen (Shaun) Casey, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Over the years Don wore multiple hats and considered himself a “Jack of all trades”. He was the proud owner of several businesses during his lifetime and served the City of Regina for 31 years as a Firefighter. Those who knew Don will remember his kindness, his generosity, and his keen sense of humor.

Please join the family to honor and Celebrate the Life of Don Craigen on Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. in the Regina Italian Club, 2148 Connaught Street, Regina, SK. We welcome anyone to share a story about Don during this celebration.

The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff in Palliative Care Unit 3A at the Regina Pasqua Hospital for their kind, caring, and compassionate care in Don’s final days. In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift card donation directly to the Palliative Care Unit 3A at the Regina Pasqua Hospital. The gift cards will be used to pay it forward to patients and families in the unit during challenging times. Gift card donations may be left with the Craigen family and will then be delivered to the unit.


Gordon Barry Dixon

Regina Saskatchewan Canada

Ruby: I have just learned of Don's passing. It is with sadness that I pass along my condolences to you. I met Don when we were both in Real estate. I will be praying for you in the days ahead that, in time, you find comfort in your memories of all those years of marriage. Your friend. Barry Dixon

Brian and Flo Gendron

Sidney British Columbia Canada

It was with sadness that we read of Don’s passing. Our most sincere condolences to Ruby and family. Don was a good friend, and we had many happy times with Don and Ruby in our younger years. We will always cherish those memories. Sincerely, Brian and Flo Gendron

Joe & Brenda Sentes

Regina Saskatchewan Canada

Dear Ruby & family, Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Don. He was a good man to work for. I enjoyed my time with him.

Terry A. Sitter

Regina Saskatchewan Canada

To all the Craigen families. My deepest condolences to you all. I new Don through Bonnie and met him through the Fire Dept. He will always be remembered for his humor and out going nature. He will be missed. All my best, hang in there the best you can.

Gina Lowes

Regina Saskatchewan Canada

Well, Sunday morning coffee at Tim’s will never be the same without you Don! We will miss your quick wit and sense of humour!!
Gina Lowes and Angie Hornsberger

Jeannette Verhelst

Regina Saskatchewan Canada

My sincere condolence to Ruby and the family. Don’s drop in visits and his many, many stories were a delight. He never forgot his home town and when he called always would enquire about his many old friends. He will be missed.

Tyler Wolfe

Regina Saskatchewan Canada

So very sorry for your loss. Condolences to all of the family at this difficult time. Cherish the great memories, let them help strengthen you at this time. Take Care

Ralph and Linda Elgren

Florence Arizona United States

Corey - to you and your family please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your Dad. There were many great years working with Don.

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