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Croft Woodruff

August 2, 1934 - July 13, 2019


Woodruff, Croft

August 2, 1934- July 13 2019

We are saddened to announce the passing of Croft on July 13th, 2019 at Mountain Lakes in Nelson BC. He was a very special person that shined his light through the tireless selfless dedication championing health and nutrition for Canadians. He had a strong sense of right and wrong, was not afraid to jump into controversial issues, had a steel trap for a brain that could list facts and figures at will and most importantly he gave his time and expertise without thought for compensation. For over 30 years he tirelessly worked to maintain the health freedom of Canadians from health themed radio shows to presenting at conferences across the country.

He will be greatly missed by his brother Troi Darwel, all the wonderful staff and friends at Mountain Lakes and the many cats that had a special bond with him.

Rest in peace friend.


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From: Klaus Ferlow
Relation: Associated with him in the Natural Health Products Indusry since 1993

Croft Woodruff was a real passionate knowledgeable pioneer in the natural health products industry who always spoke his mind and I have known him since 1993. He was actively involved in a number of health organization such as the Health Action Netwwork Society, HANS, the Canadian Health Food Assn. etc, as an active member and was liked by many people! We all could be thankful for having him with his experience as educator, lecturer, health consultant, radio & TV host and will really miss him.
Klaus Ferlow, HMH, HA, founder of Ferlow Botanicals, Vancouver, B.C. and NEEM RESEARCH, West Vancouver, B.C.

From: Margaret Kowalewska
Relation: long time friend

I would like to express my gratitude to Croft Woodruff for helping me and others, in difficult situations. Only today I found out about his passing and I put up a candle to commemorate his life; devotion, knowledge, great contribution to natural healing and most of all his honesty. Classical music and operettas played an integral part in his life. I also remember that he liked good coffee and blueberry pie. I will miss Croft as there are very few people like him left in this world.
Margaret Kowalewska, Vancouver, BC

From: David
Relation: Family Friend

I am sorry to hear about Croft’s passing. I only met him a few times, but knew him as a tireless fighter against the medical system. Also he was a very good friend of my father’s. (Sounded good on the radio, too!) I did not know there was a connection with Nelson, but I can think of worse places to live: it’s beautiful!

From: John Hammell
Relation: I'm the President of International Advocates for Health Freedom. I first met Croft in '97 when the Health Action Network Society invited me to be a pubilc speaker in Vancouver, then I moved to Point Roberts WA.

I’ll never forget Croft. He was an inspiration to me and many other health freedom fighters. I remember being on the air on his radio show from the radio station, and remember his last health food store like it was yesterday. I am saddened to learn of his passing, and hope he got in some good fishing in his final years! I know how much he loved fishing in Nelson BC. He had a way of educating people, and a way of fighting for the truth in the natural products industry that was inspirational, and he had a heart the size of the planet.

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