June 8, 1932 – April 13, 2014
Bill passed away peacefully on 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); sister‑in‑law, Pamela Lenko (Michael) (Cowichan Valley); granddaughter, Erin Nathalie Murray (Halifax); 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 brown (2006); and sister‑in‑law, Blanche Alden Potter‑Creighton (2014).
Bill served with the Royal Canadian Navy and 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 a pharmacist for 50 years. He worked in Victoria, Castlegar, Masset, 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 BC.
He will be missed by family and friends who knew him. A celebration of life was held at the Chemainus Legion. Donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, The Canadian Diabetes Association, or the Royal Canadian Legion bursary fund for education bursaries.