Wendy and Craig Ford

  • Died: June 5, 2021
  • Location: Auburn, New Hampshire

Cremation Society of New Hampshire

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (800) 493-8001

Tribute & Message From The Family

Wendy Dawn Ford, age 51 and her son Craig Richard Ford, age 34 went home to be with the Lord together in UTV side by side accident On Saturday, June 5, 2021, in Auburn, NH.

Wendy was born on June 6, 1969, in Manchester, NH. She resided most of her life in Auburn, NH. She did professional house cleaning. Wendy was a determined person who could do anything she put her mind to. She was a lover of life who enjoyed being around family and friends. Some of her interests were crafting and braiding with hemp, sewing, spending time with the family at the Pittsburg camp and family time at the beach. One of her biggest passions was singing and dancing and she loved to help and guide and work with her autistic grandson.

Wendy was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, George Sherwood of Manchester, her maternal grandmother Lilly Sherwood of Manchester, her paternal grandfather Fred Smith of Lancaster, her paternal grandmother Marion Smith of Lancaster, her father Kenneth F. Smith of Auburn and her sister, Jodi Emery of Auburn.

Wendy is survived by her mother Nancy Smith of Auburn, her brother Michael McEvoy, of Derry, her son Dylan Lafond of Manchester, her grandson Cameron Ford of Auburn, two nieces, Jennifer Olson of Salem and Allison O'Grady and husband Eddie of Auburn, two nephews, Matthew Emery and wife Roquemar of Auburn and Mark Emery and wife (Shelby) of Hooksett.

Craig Richard Ford was born on May 1, 1987, in Manchester, NH. He resided most of his life in Auburn, NH. Craig started out as a teenager working at Manchester Harley Davidson as a scrubby, then apprenticed as a fire sprinkler installer at Tri-State Sprinkler, a car mechanic, then a carpet installer. More recently Craig started his own flooring business, Ford Flooring and Remodeling. Craig was a hard worker who provided for his family. He loved spending time kayaking, at the beach, camping, playing video games with the family, he loved hanging out with his friends and helping people in general but especially people in recovery. He loved his church family, at Tower Hill Church. Craig was adrenaline junkie at heart whose passion was driving his "Razor", working and customizing his vehicles. Craig loved living life "on the edge".

Craig was predeceased by his grandfather, Kenneth F. Smith of Auburn, his aunt Jodi Emery of Auburn and his aunt Maureen McEvoy of Derry.

Craig is survived by his wife Sara of Auburn, his four children, Leanna, Adam and Cameron of Auburn and Alexia Parmeter of Hooksett, three brothers, Dylan Lafond of Manchester, Matthew Liska and Ryan Liska and one sister, Nicole Ford, his father, Scott Ford and wife (Alicia) of Manchester, grandmother Nancy Smith of Auburn, his grandparents, Rocky and Sheryl Ford of Londonderry and his uncle Michael McEvoy, of Derry. Craig is also survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews that he loved spending time with.

Services: All are welcome to attend a memorial service for both Wendy and Craig on Sunday June 13, 2021, at 4pm at the Tower Hill Church, 45 Myles Dr, Auburn, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Harmony Home at www.harmonyhomeministry.org. Donations can be made directly through the website by hitting the donate button on the homepage. Donations can also be sent to Harmony Home Ministry, P.O. Box 4094, Manchester, NH 03108.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My heart felt sympathy goes out to their beautiful families . May you find comfort in knowing they made their journey together. I had the pleasure of befriending Wendy as far back as i can remember with Craig by her side. I have so many memories of Wendy and I will hold those times close in my heart - Until we meet again I Love you you will be missed to all who knew you

Denise Loughlin

Posted by Denise Loughlin - Manchester, NH - friend   June 17, 2021

My deepest sympathy for mother Nancy, son Dylan, Craig's dad Scott and all the family. I had so many fun times with Wendy who I had known for as far back as I can remember with Craig by her side until the end of their time on earth. Rest in peace my friends until we meet again ...


Posted by Denise Loughlin - Friend   June 17, 2021

Condolences to their family & friends during this truly tragic time

Posted by Kim Belisle - Acquaintance   June 13, 2021

Our sincere sympathy Nancy and family. Cathy & Ross Emerson

Posted by Cathy Emerson - Zephyrhills, FL - Friend   June 13, 2021

My condolences to Nancy and her family at this most devastating time. Hugs and prayers. Lee Wheatley.

Posted by Lee Wheatley - Friend   June 12, 2021

Prayers sent to the whole family, they were like family,Im lost for words and my heart is broken, go rest on that mountain Craig and Mom,until we meet again RIP xoxo

Posted by Tina Gordon - Hooksett, NH - Family Friend   June 12, 2021

Nancy & Family - I’m sorry for your tragic loss. “Blessed are those who mourn,
for they shall be comforted”. Matthew 5:4

Posted by Zack Greiner - Friend   June 09, 2021

God bless, gone way too soon. Craig lived big & loved big. Great memories of throwing the football at OOB 2019, talking about Jesus and bettering his life. Prayers for the Ford family in this most painful time of loss.

Posted by Casey Quinn - Friend   June 08, 2021

On May 1st 1987 Craig Ford came into this world. His mother and I were very proud of the man he came to be. I'm gonna miss his incredible smile and zest for life God speed son.....

Posted by Scott Ford - Manchester, NH - Father   June 08, 2021

Our deepest sympathy and prayers to Nancy and the entire family of Wendy and Craig. Im still in shock over it. Too young too soon. RIP Wendy and Craig. So many people will miss you....

Posted by Diane Panzieri - Auburn, NH - Acquaintance   June 08, 2021

What a huge loss the world is going threw 2 very awesome people gone so soon. I can't even imagine what this family is going threw right now. Will always love you Wendy and Craig. I will always remember and cherish our little family @ 113 Chester St Chester NH We were just babies then, CamCam was just crawling when we all lived there. Sending much love and Prayers To Sara, Nancy, Dylan, Scott and all the children xoxo love you guys always , Danielle

Posted by Danielle Perry - Mapleville, RI - Friend   June 08, 2021

such a heavy loss for so many, truly great people, they will be missed so much!!

Posted by Angelique Thomas - Manchester, NH - Family Friend   June 08, 2021


Dylan and family we are praying for all of you at this time sorrow although I didn't know your mom or brother I do know that they are in heaven now with our Lord. Please know that we are thinking of all of you and will continue to pray for your healing from this awful loss hugs and love from Kelse aunt Sheila and Rod Black

Posted by Sheila Black - Chambersburg, PA - Family Friend   June 08, 2021

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