William CREIGHTON

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CREIGHTON, William (Bill) Allen LCDR Ret'd June 8, 1932 - April 13, 2014 . Bill passed away peacefully Sunday April 13, 2014 at the age of 81. He is survived by his wife Sylvia, daughter Eleanor (Bruce), son Sean, (Cowichan Valley) brother Thomas, (Halifax NS) sister in law Pamela Lenko (Michael) (Cowichan Valley), granddaughter Erin Nathalie Murray (Halifax, NS) and several cousins, nieces, and nephews in BC, AB, ON and NS. He was predeceased by his daughter Martha Creighton (1964), mother Martha Eleanor Creighton (1982), father Allen James Creighton (1987), brother Frank Albro Creighton (2006), his sister in law Blanche Alden Potter-Creighton (2014). Bill served with the Royal Canadian Navy. He began his naval career with the University Naval Training Division aka "Untidies". He belonged to HMCS Discovery and HMCS Malahat. In civilian life, he was pharmacist for 50 years. He worked in Victoria BC, Castlegar BC, Masset BC and Duncan BC. He retired from Walmart in 2007. Bill volunteered his spare time with the BC College of Pharmacists, the Naval Officers Association of Vancouver Island, The Royal Canadian Legion, and the Maritime Museum of British Columbia. He will be missed by family and friends who knew him. A Celebration of Life will be held 1300 Wednesday April 23, 2014 at the Chemainus Legion, 9775 Chemainus Road, Chemainus BC. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, The Canadian Diabetes Association, or the Royal Canadian Legion bursary fund for education bursaries. Online condolences at hwwallacecbc.com
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Published in Cowichan Valley Citizen from Apr. 18 to Apr. 19, 2014
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