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The North Shore Leader, February 9, 1967

T. Cyril Creaghan

A member of a well-known Newcastle family, Thomas Cyril Creaghan of Montreal, died in that city on Wednesday morning, February 1, after a lengthy illness. He had resided in Montreal for over 40 years.

Mr. Creaghan was born in Newcastle 76 years ago, the second son of the late John D. Creaghan and Ellen (Adams) Creaghan. He was a civil engineer, a graduate of McGill University, and was a partner in the firm of Creaghan & Archibald, Montreal, of which he was the co-founder. Prior to going to Montreal he had been engaged in the lumber business on the Miramichi for several years.

A veteran of WWI, he had served in France in the 55th Infantry Battalion with the rank of Major and later transferred to the Flying Corps. He was a member of the Engineering Institute of Canada and of a number of professional and fraternal organizations and clubs.

Surviving are a son and a daughter, David of Beaconsfield, Quebec, and Miss Ann, Montreal and four grandsons (Thomas, Henry, Richard, and John). His wife, the former Yvonne Buckley of Newcastle, died six years ago. A sister and four brothers also survive, Miss Aileen and Donald S., Newcastle; Gerald F., Montreal, at present in Barbados, John A., and William V., of Moncton.

The funeral was held on Saturday morning at St. Patrick’s Church. Interment was made in Cote des Neiges Cemetery.

Relatives attending the funeral were his brother, William V. Creaghan (Moncton), John Creaghan, Dr. and Mrs. Mark Creaghan, Mrs. Nora Bunting, Judge and Mrs. W.L.M. Creaghan (Newcastle), Richard Creaghan (Fredericton), Mr. and Mrs. James McConnell (Toronto), Mr. and Mrs. John Hazen (Ottawa), James Buckley (Windsor, Ontario), and Mr. and Mrs. Alan B. Creaghan, and other relatives residing in Montreal.


A QUIET COURAGE: The Creaghan Family of Newcastle,
New Brunswick in the First World War and Beyond