Canadian musician, best known for being an outstanding guitarist, Craig Peterkin, was born in Toronto on May 7, 1961 and passed away after a brief but bravely fought battle with lung cancer on March 19, 2018 at his home in Oshawa, Ontario
PHOTO OF CRAIG: credited to Denise Beyers
He was raised in Richmond Hill but, established his adult life primarily in Oshawa. He made a huge contribution to the Durham Region music scene and was also well known throughout the Greater Toronto Area.  In addition, he made a big impact on the music scenes in Ontario's Ottawa Valley and that of Victoria, British Columbia, best known for leading the band PETERKIN, Craig's bands over the decades included The Sidewinders and
Snake Boogie. 
Photo of  Organizers Denise Beyers and Earl Johnson credited to Liz Sterner Pine
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iend of the family, Denise Byers and friend, Earl Johnson, best known for being the lead guitarist of the iconic Canadian band “Mox” organized a Craig Peterkin musical tribute at Drums and Flats in Ajax, Ontario on Sunday, April 22, 2018 which featured MC AL Joynes of Q107 FM radio fame, performances by Earl Johnson & Tommy Rocker both of Moxy; Ron Mcleod, Chris Hume, Al Reilly and very special guest, US Blues Hall of Fame 2017 inductee, Frank Cosentino with famed drummer, Danny Bilan (Moxy and Wild T & The Spirit),  Guenther Kapelle (Wild T & The Spirit) and headliner, the legendary "Wild T" himself, Toney Springer, who had a huge influence on Craig's playing style and a well respected mentor, who eventually the brilliant guitarists "jammed" together and became friends.

MC Al Joynes

Photo Credit to: Deb Draper

Frank Cosentino​
Photo credited to  Ray Cheung

Photo of Wilde T & The Spirit featuring: Toney Springer, Dan Bilan and Guenther Kapelle accredited to Deb Draper
Toney Springer (Wild T & The Spirit) with Craig Peterkin's daughters Mercedes and Nadine Peterkin. 
Photo credit to Ray Cheung
The well attended event raised over $1,000 for Craig’s two beautiful daughters, Mercedes and Nadine Peterkin.  At Craig's request, he was cremated, with his ashes spread by his family in a private location.

For those who could not attend this spectacular event & worthy cause,  but still wish to donate to the daughters of Craig Peterkin,  please e-transfer your donation to Craig's sister, Patti Peterkin at:  She will ensure your donation goes directly to Craig's children. No amount is too small and all donations are greatly appreciated.

God Speed my "Friendly Giant," you will be missed tremendously CRAIG PETERKIN.
Photo Credit of Deb and Craig 2009 ~ Michael Cochrane

Photo Credit: Deb Draper 

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