In the caring embrace of his family, Francis (Frank) Joseph Creegan peacefully passed away at Castleview Care Centre in Castlegar, B.C., on October 10, 2012. His funeral will be officiated by Father David at St. Rita’s Catholic Church on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 10:30 am.
Frank, born in North Battleford on February 2, 1922, was the eldest child of Marjorie and Joseph Creegan. He had four siblings, Mary, Katherine (Kit), John, and youngest brother, Patrick.
After working as a journeyman millwright in Ontario, Frank settled in Trail, drawn by local employment opportunities and favourable climate. After working at Cominco for a period, he moved to Castlegar and began a trucking business, Creegan’s Motor Freight, and travelled throughout the United States and Canada. He loved his connection with the local Renata community best, hauling the fruit of that area for distribution throughout BC.
Left to mourn his passing are his brother Patrick (Isabelle), Frank’s five children, Dan (Kathy) Creegan, Lorraine (Bob) Collis, Colleen (Art) Powell, Anthony (Marg) Creegan and Laura (George) Stea. Grandchildren, Trevor (Andrea) Creegan, Teresa (Martin) Zmavc, Michael (Kendra) Collis, Travis (Karli) Creegan, and Leigh Creegan also grieve the passing of their grandfather. Throughout his life, Frank celebrated several great-grandchildren, and many cherished nieces and nephews.
Frank’s family expresses their appreciation to Dr. Merrit, Kay Shay, the caring staff of Castleview Care Centre, and all those who called or stopped in with food trays to express their sympathies. We value your support.
Dan, Lorraine, Colleen, Anthony and Laura.