William F. Craig
William F. Craig
  • May 11, 1933 - May 15, 2017
  • Fort Worth, Texas

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Dr. William F. Craig was called to the Lord on May 15, 2017. A Memorial service will be held at Trinity Terrace on May 24, 2017 at 2:00. Dr. Craig was born in Windsor, Ontario Canada on May 11, 1933. He received his Medical Degree from the University of Ottawa in 1958. He did post graduate training in Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan. He received a post graduate PHD from the University of Toronto in Medical Economics. He practiced in Ottawa and was a lecturer at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Craig accepted a post with the Canadian Government Health Department in long range policy and planning in Health Care and was involved in the original planning of Universal Health Care which he opposed vehemently. Additionally, he was Director of Drug and Alcohol Abuse for the Government of Canada. He was the Canadian representative to the American sponsored Commission on Patterns of Health Care and Drug Abuse in Florence, Italy. He covered world discussions on health policy in Geneva and at NATO for the Canadian Government.
Dr. Craig discovered and researched a method to relieve pain without drugs. Several of his research papers were published in major medical journals. He became Assistant Professor of Pain Management at UTSouthwestern Medical School. His research was enabled by a grant from the Sid Richardson Foundation in Fort Worth. His discovery, CRAIGPENS, is now used all over the world and in the military. His success led him to lecture at major medical centers including Johns Hopkins and Mayo Clinic. He was in private practice in Fort Worth for many years. He was an accomplished artist with paintings hung in prominent galleries in Canada and in many private collections. He was a talented piano virtuoso. He will be remembered by his friends for his practical jokes and prodigious sense of humor.
He was preceded in death by his wife Estelle Craig, sons Bruce Andrew Craig and James Thomas Craig. He is survived by his loving wife Carol Ann Craig, a son William Fraser Craig and many grandchildren. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Discalced Carmelite Nuns of Arlington, Texas.