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The North Shore Leader, March 21, 1968

Gerald Creaghan

Gerald Francis Creaghan, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Creaghan of Newcastle, died Thursday, March 7 in the Montreal General Hospital after being ill for the past several years.

He and his wife had returned to their home in Westmount from Barbados, where they had been spending the winters recently, after his illness became more acute. They spent summers at their cottage at Burnt Church.

Mr. Creaghan was born here 74 years ago. He was educated at Harkins and at McGill University, Montreal, and was a civil engineer. He served in the First World War having enlisted with the Canadian Army and later, while overseas, transferring to the Navy.

His wife, the former Anne MacKenzie of Loggieville, survives him, as well as two daughters and two sons, Ellen (Mrs. W.J.L. Freeman) of Montreal, Mary (Mrs. E. Peter Hersey) of Pointe Claire, Quebec, Frank (Sheelagh Skillen) of Toronto, and Michael of Hamilton, Ontario; a sister and three brothers, Miss Aileen Creaghan and D.S. Creaghan, of Newcastle, J.A. Creaghan and W.V. Creaghan, of Moncton, and six grandchildren.

The funeral was held Saturday with Requiem Mass at the Church of the Ascension of Our Lord, Westmount, at noon, followed by burial in Côte-des-Neiges Cemetery. Among those attending the funeral were W.V. Creaghan of Moncton, John D. Creaghan and Mrs. Mark Creaghan of Newcastle, Miss Rosemary Hazen of Saint John, and Thomas W. Creaghan of Toronto.

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