It is with great sadness that the family of Hugh Creighton announces his sudden passing on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Halifax Infirmary, QE11 Halifax. Born in Halifax on May 22, 1950, he was the son of the late Helen (Remillard) and Wilfrid Creighton. He is survived by his sister, Beth Creighton McGee, and sister-in-law Elizabeth Creighton; nieces Dana McGee (Vince Theriault), Andrea McGee (Mike Baxter) and Victoria Creighton (Rob Carson). Great niece and nephews Peyton McGee-Baxter and Blythe and Thomas Carson. Hugh was pre-deceased by his parents, and his brother Robert Creighton.
Hugh was a graduate of Dalhousie University, went on to study accounting and worked in finance and accounting.
Outside of his professional life, music was his passion. Hugh played the organ at many local churches. Most recently he was the organist at St. Alban’s Anglican Church and played the piano for services at Brunswick Street United Church.
Hugh served as an advisor to members at St. John’s Anglican Church, Lunenburg in the replacing of the organ that was destroyed by the fire of 2001.He was active in the Halifax music community serving as Board member and Treasurer for a number of organizations including Musique Royale, Halifax Camerata Singers and most recently the Halifax Organ Festival. Hugh was the volunteer Manager of the Symphony Nova Scotia Boutique for 10 years. He was an ardent supporter of the arts and a member of many other music and arts groups.
At St. Andrew’s United Church, Hugh served as church treasurer for many years, was a member of the Church Council, and frequently played the organ for service when their Music Director was away. He served in a volunteer capacity on committees at several other churches. He was a generous and committed volunteer who supported many local charities.
Hugh was a very social person. He enjoyed meeting friends for lively conversations and laughter at coffee shops in the Halifax area. He was tremendously kind and was a friend to so many. Hugh lived his life to the fullest. His creativity, humour and generosity will be deeply missed by his family and his friends.
As was his wish, Hugh’s body has been donated to the Department of Medicine at Dalhousie University. A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Andrews United Church on the corner of Cobourg and Robie Sts. in Halifax at 10:30 am on Saturday, October 12, 2019. Reception to be held in the St. Andrews United Church Hall immediately following the service.
Donations in Hugh’s memory may be made to the Brunswick Street Mission, 2107 Brunswick Street, Halifax B2K 2Y4 or online at brunswickstreetmission.org. Online condolences may be sent to his sister Beth McGee at: email@example.com