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  • May 12, 2011 12:02am

    I can't believe Craig has been gone for 3 years, he is still at our dinner table when we discuss some of our kids most memorable moments in high school and Craig's name still comes up.  It seems like he is still part of their lives. What a way to keep his memory alive.

    Deb Pierce

  • May 8, 2011 9:28pm

    When I see that smile, and watch that video of Finny in coaching action, I can't help but smile back.  Then I realize my heart weighs about a hundred pounds as the full weight of sadness and loss hits me again, and I can't help but cry for all of us who knew and loved him.  He was the best Uncle my girls could ever have, and we miss him so much.  Especially today on Mother's day, I think of Norma, and how awful this must be for her.  My thoughts and prayers remain with the whole family.  I'm glad this site is here for us to remember and stay in touch with our dear Finny.

    Chris Krause

  • May 6, 2011 11:50am

    Happy Birthday Craig, For every tear I shed is a memory of you. We miss you so much and will never forget you. Thanks for all the pennies that you leave laying around to remind us that you are close.  Hugs and love to you always and forever. Cheryl and Dave

    Cheryl Rice

  • Nov 17, 2010 3:41pm

    As basketball season approaches, it's still so hard to imagine that Finny isn't here with his amazing knowledge, wisdom, and wholehearted love of the game and his players. We think of him so often, and love and miss him so much. We have such wonderful memories of him and he will always be in our hearts...and his loved ones are always in our prayers.

    Cathi & Gary Love

  • May 10, 2010 8:38am

    Just a note to say hello to your family..hope all is well for you..Finney will always be in my mind and heart.

    Kas Ioane /Family

    Kas Ioane

  • May 7, 2010 3:11pm

    Wow, what an awesome article!  Way to go Cary!

    laurie turner

  • Jan 26, 2010 6:59pm

    Finberg Family,

    What a great tribute to Craig...the annual "FINNY" award at MSU. I think it would do the Bobcats good to have this award on a BIG GAME night every year. The Bobcats played inspired. It touches my heart when I read stories like those of Bobby Howard and what Craig meant to him. Even from heaven Craig...you will always touch people because of what you stood for while here on earth...your smile, kindness, always a friend to all you came in contact with. Thanks Craig for being you!

    I sure would like to see an annual tribute to Craig here in Columbia Falls. I don't know how that would actually work. Could we maybe have a Saturday BB tournament at CFHS. I sure would be willing to do my part if someone would be interested in getting this set up.

    God Bless,


    Bruce Adams

  • Jan 26, 2010 4:23pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Thanks for keeping up updated regarding the dedication of the "Finny" award. It is a wonderful way to keep Craig's memory alive. We think of you often and are amazed how strong all of you are.
    Love, all of the NIPPS.

    Terry Lyle

  • Jan 26, 2010 3:44pm

    The tribute to Finny at the Cat Grizz game was outstanding. Congrats to Bobby Howard for being honored with this award. Finnny would be very proud.


  • Jan 26, 2010 3:40pm

    Coach -

    I have been thinking about you a lot now that our conference season is in full swing. I miss being able to have you help me break down game film and suggest strategies. I have learned a lot in my second year here at Western and I am thankful that you helped me get started in this profession. We miss you coach, but we know that you are still watching over us. Digger/Dawg game this weekend!


    Brett Morehouse

  • Jan 26, 2010 3:36pm

    Finberg Family:

    What a very special honor for the Finberg Family.  I'm positive it helped the CATS to victory.  Craig is always with us.

    Rob McDonald

    Rob McDonald

  • Jan 25, 2010 9:08am

    Always thinking of Finny and his family. I know he's watching over us.  - 

    Jim Stergar

  • Jan 24, 2010 11:42pm


         I  think of you each and every day. Sometimes I still cry

            over our loss of you.  Your incredible sister, Cathy helps

                  me deal with my feelings of loss. I love you Craig;

                   You will always be my Hero.

                                       Randy Bocksnick

    Randy Bocksnick
    Columbia Falls, MT

  • Jan 22, 2010 10:38pm

    The Grizzly Sports Network will honor Craig by talking aboout the award during the game and interviewing SID Bill Lamberty at halftgime. I was honored to know him. 

    Mick Holien

  • Jan 22, 2010 8:17pm

    To The Family of Craig Finberg,,,You will always be remembered by all who loved and watched you grow up in Columbia Falls,Montana...A star basketball player and Coach by far the best..You are shining down on all your friends and family forever.We all think of all the great works you did for your pears and Students..Thanks  

    Louise Ranes
    Kalispell, MT

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