Chipman Funeral Home Ltd.

CREAGHAN, Nan V. – Burnt Church, NB

On Tuesday January 28th, 2020, Nan Virginia Colwell Creaghan passed away at the Miramichi Hospital at the age of 85, after a long fight with cancer. Nan was born in Jacquet River, NB on January 13, 1935. Daughter of late Melvin and Alice (Doyle) Colwell. She is survived by her loving husband, Tom; sons, Jonathan (Joanne) Creaghan and Geoffrey (Alyson) Creaghan; grandchildren, Spencer, Danica, Christopher, and Aidan; siblings, David (June) Colwell, Marion Peterson, Stephen (Joann) Colwell; and many nieces, nephews and good friends.

Nan lived in Ontario for many years, but spent the last 30 years on the shores of the Miramichi Bay in Burnt Church where she felt most at home. She published her first book in her late seventies and was currently working on the third volume. Volunteering was an important part of her life including the Elizabeth Fry Society, and she ran a number of drop-in-centers for troubled teens. Her faith was very important to her and helped to guide her life.

She was especially connected to the Esgenoôpetitj First Nations community at Burnt Church, who honoured her with the name, “White Stone”.

The funeral mass will be held Saturday February 1st 2020 at 11:00 am at the Church of St. Ann, Burnt Church NB.  Celebration of life will be held in Summer 2020.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:  The Elizabeth Fry Society of Canada or The Mental Health Association of New Brunswick

Arrangements are in the compassionate care of Chipman Funeral Home & Crematorium (339-6612). Memories and condolences may be shared through

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