Posted: October 4th, 2019



It is with great sadness the family of CRAIG ERNEST GODLONTON, beloved husband of Sherry Godlonton, announce that he passed away in Calgary, surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, September 29th at the age of 66.

Craig is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Sherry, 5 children and 15 grandchildren: Jamie (Jody) Godlonton and children: Wyatt, Cole, Levi Fonstad, Meaghan Kjersem; Kelsey (Steve) Blasco and children: Rylen, Ryder, Gage, Gaven, Harper; Dustin (Jessica) Godlonton and children: Gracie, Brody, Cooper; Tanner (Lindsay) Godlonton and children: Sloane, Drake; Leanne (Sean) Ramsey and daughter Sophie.

He is also survived by his siblings; Kirk (Judy-deceased) Godlonton, Cindee (Peter-deceased) Pauls, Darcy Godlonton, Wendy (Rick) Parkins, Stacey (Warren) Adamson, Jim (Sue) Godlonton; his Uncles, Robert (Sylvia) Pankhurst, and Mel (Frankie-deceased) Godlonton. Craig is also survived by his Mother-in-Law, Iris Chalmers, brother-in-law Rick (Raine) Chalmers and sister-in-law, Penny (Wendell) Webster, and a large extended family.

Craig was pre-deceased by his parents, Arnold and Shirley Godlonton, his niece Crystal Godlonton and her son Michael. He was also pre-deceased by his father-in-law, Bob Chalmers, brother-in-law Randy Chalmers and sister-in-law Patty Chalmers.

Craig was born in Lethbridge on January 21, 1953, the second son and second child of Arnold and Shirley Godlonton. He grew up on the family farm in Del Bonita. Craig attended Del Bonita school through grade 9 and then finished his grade 12 at the Cardston High School. He graduated from LCC in 1974. Craig married his High School Sweetheart in the Cardston Alberta Temple in June 1973.

Craig made friends easily and enjoyed serving others. He took that love of serving into his choice of careers. At the time of his passing, Craig was the Maintenance Supervisor at the Good Samaritans Society in Magrath. He could fix or figure out how to fix most anything which always came in handy. He loved the people he worked with and enjoyed visiting daily with the residents at the GSS. Craig loved the Town of Magrath and had served on Town Council for the past 11 years.

Craig was an avid lover of the outdoors and took every opportunity possible to pass along that love to his children and grandchildren. He spent many years guiding in the NWT and BC.

Craig left behind his greatest loves, his family. Most of the time when Craig walked out the back door, he was accompanied by at least one of his grandkids, whether it was to: take care of the horses, move the irrigation pipes, haul bales, repairing something, gopher hunting, riding quads on the five acres, playing the car game on the deck swing, sharpening skates, or one of this favourites, going to the “dump store” with his granddaughter.

Craig was a rock and a compass for his family, and his passing has left a huge void in the lives of his loved ones and those who knew him. This world is a better place because of him, and a much sadder place without him.

The Funeral Service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Magrath Alberta Stake Center, 21 East 1 Avenue South, Magrath on Tuesday, October 8th at 2:00 pm. Friends can meet the family at the church from 7-8 on Monday, October 7th or from 1-1:45 pm prior to the service. Interment to follow in the Magrath Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Craig’s name.

Condolences may be sent to: www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


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