Re: Obit (1996 - Donald Johnson CREELMAN

Title: Re: [nscumber] Obit (1996 - Donald Johnson CREELMAN

Thanks for these.

I’ve since learned that Pembrook is actually Pembroke

Some others found on Google:
Helen Augusta LAWLOR
LAWLOR, Helen Augusta - Passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 30, 2010, at Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care, London, Ontario. Born in 1915 in Middle Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, Helen was the eldest of nine children of the late Hedley and Jessie Creelman. Helen was a capable student, leaving the family farm to finish high school in the town of Truro so that she could attend the Nova Scotia Teachers College. She began her teaching career in local schools before moving to Hamilton, Ontario, where she taught school before marrying Raymond Lawlor in 1948 and moving to London. After his death in 1952, she resumed her career while raising two preschool children. Helen taught grade one at Byron Northview Public School for many years while her family was young. She then taught at Woodland Heights, Brick Street and finally Sherwood Fox, having moved into the school librarian position. Her total teaching career spanned nearly three decades. Her ability to combine the roles of teacher and mother showed her strength and determination which were hallmarks of her personality, along with her sense of humour. Helen loved socializing and enjoyed music, especially Acker Bilk and the Mills Brothers. She had a wonderful smile that could light up a room and will be fondly remembered by her many students, colleagues, friends and family. Helen was predeceased by husband Ray, sister Mary and brothers Walter, Kenneth, Gordon and Donald. She is survived by son David and his wife Ann in Barrie, Ontario; her daughter Janet, husband Terry Barstead and grandson Chris in New Zealand; and by her sister Gladys and brothers Allan and Warren and her many nieces and nephews. The family would like to acknowledge the support and care of Mount Hope personnel and to extend a special thank you to Gloria Sutherland for her kindness over the past years. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society at would be appreciated. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be conducted at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Friday, June 25th, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. Online condolences accepted at condolences@... 9159340
Mary Creelman

Died: December 26, 2005
Place: Parkwood Hospital

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CREELMAN --- At Parkwood Hospital, London, on Monday December 26th 2005, Mary Creelman of London and formerly of Nova Scotia in her 85th year. Beloved daughter of the late Hedley and Jessie Creelman. Dear sister of Helen Lawlor of London, Gladys Workman and her husband Allen of Langley B.C., Gordon Creelman and his wife Joan of Truro N.S., Warren Creelman and his wife Helen of Fredericton N.B., and Allan Creelman and his wife Joanne of Dartmouth N.S. Predeceased by her brothers Walter, Kenneth and Donald and her sister-in-law Portia. Dear sister-in-law of Debra and Muriel Creelman both of Truro N.S. Dear aunt of David Lawlor of Barrie and Janet Lawlor of Wellington, New Zealand. At Mary's request, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held in Nova Scotia at a later date. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London (433-5184) in care of cremation arrangements. On line condolences accepted at
Hedley Gordon Creelman Obituary
Date of Birth:
Thursday, January 25th, 1923
Date of Death:
Sunday, June 10th, 2007
Funeral Home:
Colchester Community Funeral Home Limited
512 Willow St.
Truro, Nova Scotia, CANADA
B2N 5H2
Hedley Gordon Creelman

Gordon Creelman passed away on June10th, 2007 at Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building, Halifax. Gordon was born on January 25th,1923 and was the son of the late Hedley and Jessie (Johnson) Creelman. He operated a grocery store in Bible Hill for many years, served as a Colchester County councilor for 6 years then as a clerk for Colchester County for 17 years, retiring in 1988. Gordon was a very active person in the community of Bible Hill, having volunteered on meals on wheels for a time, served on the board of Bible Hill Cemetery among other things. He was presented with a 50 year commendation for his volunteer service in Bible Hill. Gordon was a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 50 years, and a member of the John Fisher Choir. He was very active in Saint David’s United Church, Bible Hill and attended regularly until illness prevented him from going. He took great pride in his family and was always interested in what was going on with all of them. Gordon put a garden in every year, and kept himself busy doing wood working, and making lots of Christmas wreaths every year.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Joan (Reid), Bible Hill; son Gary and daughter-in-law Heather, Valley; grandchildren, Tanya Loughead (Craig), Brookfield, Wayne(Nickie) Grand Prairie, Alberta, Gary Jr., Valley; great grandchildren ,Samantha Dawn Loughead, and Shelby Rae Creelman; brothers Alan(Joanne), Dartmouth, Warren(Helen), Fredericton; sisters, Gladys Workman(Allan),Langley, BC ,Helen Lawlorl, London, Ontario and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Walter, Kenneth, Donald, and sister Mary, father- in-law, Charles Reid, and mother- in- law, Elsie.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Gordon’s memory may be made to Camp Hill Veterans Building, the Alzeimhers Society of Nova Scotia, or Saint David’s United Church, Bible Hill. Joan would like to ask people to spend time with someone who needs your support. Joan and family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff at Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building, 6th floor west for your fine care of Gordon. It certainly made us feel more comforted to know that he was getting the best care he could possibly receive. Also to the VON Adult Day Care Program, we extend a sincere thank you. Gordon enjoyed the time spent with everyone there. Also to everyone else that offered support to us all by dropping by, or calling to see how he was doing, we thank you.

>From those of us that called you Gordon, Dad, and Gramp, you will be missed but you will never be forgotten. You have left those that love you with such wonderful memories.

The Masonic Lodge will be holding attribute service on Tuesday at 6 pm in the Colchester Community Funeral Home, Willow Street, Truro, followed by visitation from 6:30-9 PM. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday at 2 pm in Saint David’s United Church, Pictou Road, Bible Hill. Interment in Bible Hill Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to our website at

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CREELMAN, KENNETH MUNROE Kenneth Munroe Creelman of Truro, Nova Scotia, died Wednesday, April 27, 2005 in the comfort of his home with his family by his side. He was 80. He was born on June 30, 1924 to parents Jesse (Johnson) and Hedley Creelman. On October 18, 1948 he married Muriel J. Davis of Five Islands in Truro, Nova Scotia, and they became the proud parents of three sons and one daughter. Kenneth lived most of his life in the house where his eight siblings were born on the Creelman farm at Otterbrook, Colchester County. Kenneth was the only one born in Truro Hospital. The story goes that his father Hedley picked him out of the babies in the nursery by the distinctive sound of his cry. Hard work and long hours in the logging and lumber business defined Kenneth's work life spanning 67 years. Kenneth started driving a yard horse in Smith Field in the winter of 1937, when he was 13 years old. Decades later he was still building the business, always passionate about his life's work. His last day in the office was just a few days ago. He was President of the Marwood group of companies. Kenneth enjoyed his work, enjoyed the friendship of Marwood employees, and took great pride in ensuring Marwood provided top quality products and customer service. Kenneth enjoyed seeing people grow and succeed in his work life. During his long career, Kenneth worked with his father, his brothers, and his sons. Along with being dedicated to the best interests of his business and his employees, he was, above all else, dedicated to caring for the needs of his family. Kenneth had two families -- his own family and his corporate family; he loved and enjoyed the company of both. He was the leader who his families looked up to right through to the last days of his life. He was always there as a teacher and as an advisor for both. He was dedicated to the well being of the members of each of his families. Although soft spoken, with gentle humour, he provided clear direction and guidance. He set the example with a strong work ethic. He was a leader and a teacher to so many for so long; his attentive, caring hand and his guidance will be greatly missed. Kenneth was associated with horses all his life -- first work horses in woodland operations and in more recent years, the champion Cape Cod Percherons in the show ring. Not one for hobbies, he did enjoy horse racing and horse shows as long as they did not interfere too much with work. Kenneth was a 50 year plus member of the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia A.F. & A.M. He is predeceased by his parents and brothers Walter and Donald of Truro. Among the survivors are his wife, Muriel of Truro, and his four children: K. Ross (Carrie) of Fredericton, Barbara L. of Falmouth NS, Douglas (Karen) of Fall River, NS and Michael A. (Stephanie) Fredericton; his sisters Helen A. Lawlor and Mary E. Creelman of London, Ontario, S. Gladys (Alan) Workman of Vancouver, His brothers, H. Gordon (Joan) of Truro, Warren R. (Helen) of Fredericton, Alan E. (Joanne) of Dartmouth; his sister in laws, Debra J. Creelman (Walter) and Mrs. Beryl Sutton; his grandchildren: Sarah and Daniel Creelman (Douglas & Karen), Andrea, Katherine, and Austin Creelman (Michael); and step grandchildren Jansen and Travis White (Ross & Carrie). Arrangements are being made with Colchester Community Funeral Home, 521 Willow Street, Truro, Nova Scotia with visitation on Friday, April 29, from 6 to 9 pm and Saturday, April 30, from 2 to 4 pm. A celebration of Mr. Creelman's life will be held at Middle Stewiacke United Church on Sunday, May 1, at 3 pm and the Reverend Larry Harrison will officiate. Interment will follow at Middle Stewiacke Cemetery. On line condolences to colchestercommunityfh@...

On 13-10-12 2:12 PM, "Gerry Mattinson" <gmattins@...> wrote:



Here is the obituary for Donald Johnson Creelman from the March 12, 1996 Halifax Chronicle Herald
CREELMAN, Donald Johnson - 70, 107 Pictou Rd., Bible Hill, died March 11, 1996, in Colchester Regional Hospital. Born at Halfway Brook, Colchester Co., he was a son of the late Hedley and Jessie (Johnson) Creelman. He was involved in the family lumber business, working with Hedley Creelman and Son and Maritime Wood Preserves and later with Marwood Ltd. of Brookfield. He was a charter member of Truro Nova Tones, member of St. James Presbyterian Men's Choir and a former member of John Fisher Male Choir. Surviving are his wife, the former Portia Fulton; daughters, Cheryl, Bible Hill; Phyllis and husband John Roberts, Plymouth, Mass.; sisters, Helen Lawlor, Mary, London, Ont.; Gladys Workman, Langley, B.C.; brothers, Gordon, Kenneth, Truro; Warren, Fredericton, N.B.; Allen, Dartmouth; grandchildren, Scott, Megan. He was predeceased by brother, Walter; nephews, James, Eric. Visitation 7-9 p.m. tonight, funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday, both in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, Rev. Clair MacLeod officiating. Spring burial in Riverside Cemetery, Upper Stewiacke. Family flowers only. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society or any charity.

Listers, Dave wrote:
He ties in with Scott Taylor's posting for Charles Minor Allen a couple of days ago
His mother was Jessie Blanche (Johnson) Creelman (1889, Pembrook, Col. Co.-1992, Truro); her mother was Mary H. (Allen) Johnson (1866, Parrsboro-1902, Truro); her father was Charles Minor Allen (1840, Spencer's Island-1920, Beaver Brook, Col. Co.)

Here is the obituary for Donald Creelman's mother from the Dec 7, 1992 Halifax Chronicle Herald:
Jessie B. Creelman dies at 103 CREELMAN, Jessie Blanche - 103, Bible Hill, died December 5, 1992, in Truro. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Johnson. She was a member of St. David's United Church, Bible Hill. She is survived by three daughters, Helen Lawlor, Mary, both of London, Ont.; Gladys Workman, Langley, B.C.; five sons, Kenneth, Middle Stewiacke; Warren, Fredericton, N.B.; Alan, Dartmouth; Donald, Gordon, both of Bible Hill; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Hedley; son, Walter; two grandsons, Jimmy, Eric. The body is in Ettinger-Kennedy Funeral Home, Truro, visiting 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in St. David's United Church, Rev. James Brown and Rev. Morley Bentley officiating. A spring burial will be in Valley Crossroads Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VON or St. David's United Church.