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William Creighton

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 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.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

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From: Barbara Reddick
Relation: Know his daughter

Sorry for loss of your dad.sending hugs

From: Winnifred Darwin
Relation: Working partners Wal Mart Pharmacy

Bill & I worked together in the old Wal Mart Store in the Pharmacy. He as a Pharmacist, I as the OTC Manager. A cute little story here!
Bill was “the boss” or so he thought! He & I never “hit it off” at first but the day I found out he wanted to have a museum of vintage pharmacy items and the fact that my hubby was a “pack rat” 🙂 I gave Bill some items my hubby had stored for years. Some items were perhaps 10 or 15 cents (price on them) and they were very old. Bill was as happy as a “pig in you know what” and from that day forward we became the best of friends. I missed him a lot when I left Wal Mart and he will be missed to-day. Bill went out of his way for his customers, even delivering prescriptions for them if need be. He will be missed a lot. Rest in peace Bill and don’t forget to say Hi to my hubby Hank when you meet up. My sincere condolences to Sylvia, Sean and the rest of his family.

From: Carol Baldwin
Relation: Friend of daughter, Eleanor

May you find peace in the beautiful memories, that will live on forever.

My heart felt sympathies reach out to you and your family, during this time of grieve and loss.


From: Rosemary Schleier
Relation: niece

Love you Uncle Bill miss you already. Love to the family and God bless.

From: Peter Chance
Relation: Long time friend in the NOaVI

I knew Bill as a Member of NOAVI for many years. He was well known and much respected, My heartfelt condolences I send to his family and friends in Duncan. I will miss him as will so many others who knew him

From: wally young
Relation: long time friend since 1950.

I first new Bill Creighton when he was in the RC Navy. I also new Bill when he first owned and operated the View Royal Pharmacy. His Drug store was a Crystal Finish Photo Service agency and I delivered photo work to the store. Films in by 10 AM where out by 4 PM. Bill was also a great photographer of many interesting subjects including trains and buses. Bill always had interesting stores to tell of all his adventures in the Navy and photography. His photo colour slides are treasures today. My condolences to Bill’s family. He will be missed. Wally Young Victoria BC.

From: Rusty and Liz MacKay
Relation: Through the Naval Officers Assn.

To Sylvia and Family
We were saddened to hear of your loss and extend our sincerest condolences.

From: Irvine Hare
Relation: Friend

My father, Irvine Hare is in hospital recovering from a broken hip. He has fond memories of Bill, and is saddened by the news of his death.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
April 23, 2014
Beginning at 1:00pm

Chemainus Legoin
9775 Chemainus Road
Chemainus, BC Canada

9775 Chemainus Road
Chemainus, BC Canada

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