Memorial Service Scheduled: The Life and Legacy of Doug Craig

Doug Craig.

With permission granted by his family, it is with the deepest sadness that I report that Doug Craig, a long-time friend and prolific contributor here at A News Cafe, died on Oct. 6, 2023.

Doug was an extraordinary human being who positively touched and improved an untold number of lives through his love, friendship, writing and private therapy practice.

Doug was wise, compassionate and brave. Even in his darkest hours he turned to writing to help others.

In March, he wrote the essay, “Cancer is a Mirror,” in which he spoke frankly about his cancer diagnosis.

In May, Doug submitted his final essay to A News Cafe, “Choosing Life and Love: More Lessons from the Cancer Road”.

His formal obituary is pending, but in the meantime Doug’s family asked that we share this information about Doug’s memorial service next month. The details are below.

On behalf of everyone at A News Cafe, we send our heartfelt sympathy to Doug’s wife, daughters and everyone who loved him. He is gone, but never forgotten.

Doni Chamberlain

Independent online journalist Doni Chamberlain founded A News Cafe in 2007 with her son, Joe Domke. Chamberlain holds a Bachelor's Degree in journalism from CSU, Chico. She's an award-winning newspaper opinion columnist, feature and food writer recognized by the Associated Press, the California Newspaper Publishers Association and E.W. Scripps. She's been featured and quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Washington Post, L.A. Times, Slate, Bloomberg News and on CNN, KQED and KPFA. She lives in Redding, California.

Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments