THE CRAIG KULIG MEMORIAL FUND
The proceeds from the items below will go to The Craig Kulig Memorial Fund for cancer research at Ottawa Hospital.
Read the profiles on our fundraising in Ottawa Life Magazine and in OCAD’s Newsletter.
ABOUT CRAIG—by Bruce Kulig
My son Craig Kulig passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on July 18, 2016 at the age of just 23.
Born in Ottawa and a graduate of Osgoode Township High School, Craig was halfway through the Mechanical Engineering Technology program at Algonquin College when he was diagnosed with cancer. Craig was a beloved son and best friend to myself and Angela Kulig. He was the cherished big brother and soul mate to Mitchell and Katrina Kulig.
With knowledge and insight beyond his years and a grounded personality, Craig was often doling out advice to family and friends. Craig would spend hours studying the mechanics and the history behind everything he had an interest in or worked on.
An avid ATV and car enthusiast, Craig spent much of his time working on his cars or touring the Ompah ATV trails, as well as hanging out with friends, camping, and jamming on his favourite acoustic bass guitar.
Craig fought his disease with incredible determination, perseverance and patience. He maintained a sense of humour throughout his treatment and his doctors and nurses praised him for his unusually strong spirit and how he never complained about the pain. Craig is remembered for his strength, wisdom, and his love of life. He will be forever in the hearts of all who knew him.
Throughout my son’s battle with cancer, I saw firsthand the exceptional care he received at the The Ottawa Hospital. To support this wonderful institution’s research in pursuit of gentler therapies and better survival rates for cancer patients, I have set a goal to raise $100,000 for The Craig Kulig Memorial Fund set up in Craig’s honour.
The proceeds from these facemasks, pillowcases, and card sets featuring my sister’s original art will go directly to this cause so dear to our family. Thank you for your generous support.