Chapel of Memories Funeral Directors

4005 Sixth Ave, Port Alberni, BC


Barbara "Gayle" Creighton

August 7, 1955August 9, 2019

Gayle passed away from heart complications suddenly on Friday, August 9, 2019 in Port Alberni, BC at the age of 64. Gayle was born in Bella Coola eventually finding her way to Vancouver Island where she devoted her life to caring for others.

Gayle is predeceased by her father Lloyd and will be forever remembered by her loving husband Jim; children Matthew, Kerri (Jeremy) and Nicholas; precious grandchildren Riley, Jack and Charlotte; mother Joan; sister Lynette (Ron); nieces, nephews, extended family and many, many friends. Gayle will always be remembered for her infectious smile and laughter that brought joy to all those around her.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, August 25th at the Alberni Valley United Church, 3747 Church St., between 1:00pm and 4:00pm. Stories, condolences and messages may be offered to the family at www.chapelofmemories.ca

In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to the Canadian Red Cross in Gayle’s memory.


25 August

A Celebration of Life

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Alberrni Valley United Church

3747 Church Street
Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 1T5


Barbara "Gayle" Creighton

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Sonia Granneman

August 18, 2019

Our sincerest condolences to Jim and the Creighton families. We have many fond memories of Gayle and will miss her smile and laughter. She was always so caring , helpful, and thoughtful. We have many happy memories of square dancing with her in the Haymakers club. May she rest in peace and be forever in the sunshine of heaven. With sympathy to all of you, Sonia and John Granneman and family.

Lori Souther

August 16, 2019

Gayle was a beautiful soul. I worked with Gayle first at Howitt and we spent a great deal of time walking together and sharing stories. She especially loved to talk about her children and how proud she was of them. Then I worked with her at maquinna for several years. Gayle was always there with a smile and always said good morning to everyone. We all loved her speciality food she brought for school luncheons, her mini pizzas. I think I ate most of them every time she made them. Gayle will be missed by so many people because she was so incredibly down to earth and sweet. My thoughts are with the family.

Colleen Goodrich

August 16, 2019

I met Gayle through my son, Colin - a friend of Matt's. We only spoke a handful of times, but her goodness shone through. Over the years I know Colin has valued her support and humor, and I have been glad to know he had her in his corner.

Sandra Creighton

August 16, 2019

The last time we spoke to Gayle was a conference call with her family from Ontario. BILs, SILs and kids. It started out us speaking to Jim😏 until we realized Gayle was there. 😊 They were other on the phone with us. She had us laughing so much. The end of the phone call we had to hang up because we were laughing so much because of her laugh, we couldn't understand each other. We didn't get to see Gayle very. We loved her and we will miss her.

Miss Jean Thomas

August 16, 2019

I only worked with Gayle for one year @E.J. Dunn Elementary School and that one short year, I got to know what a wonderful, caring EA she was, she was very caring and generous. I didn't know her that long but got to really care about her. Sure gonna miss her beautiful smile.
Luv from Miss Jean.

Naomi Boutwell

August 16, 2019

Gayle and I worked together and shared a morning supervision shift. While we waited for students to arrive we would often chat. I will remember her as unfailingly kind, compassionate, and funny.

Mary Dwolinsky

August 16, 2019

I will always remember Gayle’s infectious beautiful smile ,laughter and welcoming nature she will be truly missed. My prayers and thoughts are with her family in this difficult time 🙏❤️

Richard and Sharon McLeod

August 15, 2019

Dear Gayle. You have left many memories in our heart - memories we won't forget. Your smile and good nature will be remembered always.. thank you for loving our home as much as we did. Stay with the angels and watch over your friends and family. Hugs Gayle.