WORCESTER, VT.Memorial Services for Paul S. Cruickshanks, 67, of 107 Norton Road, Worcester, Vt., 05682, will be held in August in his hometown area.
Calling hours were at the convenience of the family at IslandView Funeral Services in Morristown, NY. Condolences may be sent online to firstname.lastname@example.org. If friends desire contributions may be made to the Union of Concerned Scientists at www.ucsusa.org, 2 Brattle Square, Cambridge, MA. 02138-3780.
Mr. Cruickshanks died Saturday June 2, 2012 in his cabin at the Gallagher Road in the town of Gouverneur, New York.
He is survived by his wife Jacqueline Earle-Cruickshanks, one daughter, Germaine Earle-Cruickshanks, Boston, MA, one son, Loran Earle-Cruickshanks, San Francisco, CA, one sister Pam Weesman and her husband Robert, Bristol, CT. and two nieces Amy and Carrie.
Predeceasing Mr. Cruickhanks is one brother Greg of Glastonbury, Vt. who died in May 2012.
Born in Glastonbury, Vt. On May 11, 1945, he was a son of John and Gladys Nystrup Cruickhanks. Paul served in the US Air Force for 4 years.
On September 16, 1970, he married Jacqueline Earle in Connecticut. He earned his Bachelors degree from the University of Connecticut.
In 1971, the couple moved to Northern New York and Mr. Cruickshanks earned his Masters in Education from SUNY Potsdam and his teaching certificate from St. Lawrence University.After teaching reading for several years at the Ogdensburg and Gouverneur Correctional Facilities, Paul retired and the couple moved to Vermont.
His magnetic connection with animals and his love of the woods and being a woodsman, Paul keep their cabin in St. Lawrence County and continued to visit and stay in it on a regular basis.
Paul was a Romantic Idealist, Wordsmith, enjoyed hunting and fishing, grounds keeping, cutting trails and loved music. He cared for his family, his friends, his land, loved to write, to make clever jokes and cared deeply for the earth and was politically a conservationist for that cause. He championed a successful campaign to change the low-level F-16 training route over the land he loved, which was a model for other local conservationist causes.