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The North Shore Leader, June 26, 1973

W.V. Creaghan Dies at Moncton

The death of William Joseph Vincent Creaghan of Moncton occurred Monday at Moncton Hospital following a lengthy illness. He was 77, and the father of Economic Development Minister Paul S. Creaghan.

Born in Newcastle, he was a graduate of Harkins Academy there and the University of New Brunswick where he attained his Bachelor of Arts Degree.

He entered the employ of J.D. Creaghan Co. Ltd. in 1919 and became manager of the Moncton store in 1923. From 1938 to 1958, he was vice-president and general manager of the company. In 1958, he became manager of the company and held that position until his retirement in 1969. At the time of his death he was chairman of the board.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting and curling and was past president of the Albert Fishing Club, the Jubilee Fishing Club. He was also a former member of the Moncton Golf Club and the Moncton Curling Club and the Beaver Curling Club. He was a member of the St. Augustine s Roman Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, the former Gretchen Smith; one son, Paul S. (Sandra Fenwick), two grandchildren, Jason and Amber and one sister, Aileen Creaghan of Newcastle.

The body is resting at Tuttle Brothers Funeral Home with the funeral services to be held from St. Augustine s Church, Wednesday at 11:00 AM. Interment will be in Fair Haven Memorial Gardens.


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