Obituary - Craig George, of Workington
Last updated at 13:38, Friday, 25 October 2013
Former Workington Reds player Craig George McCutcheon has died, aged 39, from cancer.
Mr McCutcheon, of Crosthwaite Court, Workington, played twice as a goalkeeper for Reds in the Northern Premier League in 1991.
He also played for Reds reserves but his promising career was cut short by a knee injury.
Mr McCutcheon died at Whitehaven’s West Cumberland Hospital on October 3.
He was born in Whitehaven to parents Michael and Margaret and grew up in Workington.
He went to Westfield Primary School and Moorclose School in Workington.
He trained to become a joiner and got an apprenticeship at Flimby building firm Thomas Armstrong.
He went on to work for West Port Windows in Maryport and RJW Plumbing.
Mr McCutcheon married Christine in 2003 and they were together for 15 years.
Mrs McCutcheon said: “Craig was special. He was loving and caring and always had time for everything his children did.
“He was the piece of a big family jigsaw that will stay together through his loss but will forever feel his void.
“He was a gentle giant with a friendly nature who gave more than he took from his friends. He was the listener, mediator and often calming influence when things went wrong.
“At 39 he was taken from us far too young but his memory, legacy and spirit will live on forever in his wife, children and all those his short but loving life touched.”
He loved spending time with his three children, Paul, 23, Morgan, 14, and Alex, nine, especially watching the younger two swim with Workington Swimming Club.
He was a member of Workington Golf Club. He was also a big Everton FC supporter.
More than 100 people wearing Everton blue clothing attended his funeral at Distington Hall Crematorium on October 10.
First published at 13:33, Friday, 25 October 2013
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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