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Maurice Anthony Craig was born on January 6, 1949 in Rockfort, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies.

His father, the late, Mr. Albert Craig, Sr., mother, Mrs. Mavis Walker-Grant. Maurice was the first born from both parents and took great pride to be number one among his siblings. Norma, his beloved wife, has been his best friend for 48 years. Norma and Maurice attended the same primary school in Rockfort, Kingston, Jamaica in the 1960s. Many years later, they met again when her cousins rented an apartment from Maurice's grandmother in 1968. Next Maurice immigrated to Canada in 1969. Norma immigrated to the U.S.A. in 1970. Soon after, Maurice reunited with Norma in 1970 in Brooklyn, New York and have been inseparable until his death on June 27, 2016. Maurice was passionate about his skills. He performed as an auto mechanic since he was sixteen years old. He was well known in Jamaica, Canada, Brooklyn, New York, and Clearwater, Florida as an on-call mechanic for any emergencies. Maurice had his own shipping business, "Shipping Barrels" to various Caribbean Islands, enabling nearby people without transportation to send goods and share with their family. His love for Reggae music was unmatched. Entertaining his friends was one his pleasures. Maurice's favorite quote: "One Love, One Heart, Let's Get Together and Be Alright!" He loved Bob Marley because Bob and Maurice used to play soccer prior to him becoming famous. His favorite pastime was giving advice to his friends. His friends, near and far, especially in New York called him "The Vet" because he was a father figure for the youths to continue with their education and to never drop out of school. He was looking forward to seeing his grandson graduate from Law School.

Maurice loved traveling and driving throughout the U.S.A. and Canada. During the early 1970s, he bought a Chevy for $250 from his boss. He repaired and serviced the vehicle and then drove it from Brooklyn, New York to Los Angeles, California and drove back to New York without a spare tire, and without any mechanical problems. His boss bought back the car!!

Visitation at New Destiny Worship Center on Friday, July 15 from 6 - 8 PM; Service at New Destiny Worship Center, Saturday, July 16, 11:00 AM. Officiated by Pastor Anthony Ballestero. Interment to follow at Parklawn Memorial Cemetery in Dunedin.