Craig, Helen Mary (“Nellie”)

Force: R. C. A. F. (W. D.)

Nellie Craig was born in Scotland in 1920 to parents James and Sibella (Muir) Craig. With her parents and 3 siblings she immigrated to Canada and settled in the Peace River Country in 1930. The parents rented farms in the Wembley area for 13 years, and the children attended Hermit Lake School and the Klondyke Trail School. Both Nellie and her brother, Charlie, served in WW II. Nellie enlisted in June 1942 with the Women’s Airforce, and she was posted in Davidson SK and Penhold AB in the Post Office Division. Previously, Helen had worked at the Wembley post office for 3 years. Upon her discharge in May 1945, Helen worked as the secretary for the Assistant Minister of Education in Edmonton. In November 1948 she married James Coulson, and the couple had two children: Tom and Maureen. Nellie died at age 85 in May 2006 in Edmonton.

Along the Wapiti p. 412 (Name in WW II Veterans)
p. 213 (Story and photo)
Lake Saskatoon Reflections pp. 122-124
AGS website – Obituary Index