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The North Shore Leader, September 3, 1977

Miss Aileen Creaghan

The death of Miss Aileen Creaghan, 90, of Newcastle, Northumberland, NB, occurred Thursday (September 1, 1977) at her residence on Green Street Extension, Newcastle.

Born in Newcastle (June 22, 1887), she was a daughter of the late J.D. and Ellen (Adams) Creaghan. She attended school at St. Maryís Academy, Newcastle and the Congregation de Notre Dame Convent in Montreal. Miss Creaghan graduated from the School of Nursing in New York City and later served as a nursing sister in the First World War, including the battle of Vimy Ridge.

After the war, she returned to the nursing profession in New York City and on retirement resided in Westmount, QC. Twenty years ago she returned to Newcastle.

Miss Creaghan was an honorary lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 10 and was active in the Canadian Association for the Mentally Retarded. She was also a former member of the Catholic Womenís League.

The last surviving member of her immediate family, she is survived by several nieces and nephews.

The body is resting at her residence, 448 Green Street Extension. The funeral will be held at St. Maryís RC Church at 3:00 PM. Davidsonís Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


NEEN CREAGHAN ANECDOTES


PURSE OF GOLD PRESENTED TO MISS AILEEN CREAGHAN


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