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1854, [19-]-1995 (Creation)
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G.W.I. (Wilfrid) Creighton was the last of six children born to Graham and Catherine (Murray) Creighton of Halifax. Born 5 May 1904, he was educated at the Halifax Academy and Dalhousie University (BA, 1927), and went on to study forestry at the University of New Brunswick, the Prussian State Forestry College, the University of Munich, and the Saxon Forestry School in Tharandt.
After graduating from UNB in 1929 Creighton worked in the forestry industry in Quebec and Ontario. From 1931-1934 he studied in Europe, becoming Provincial Forester on his return to Nova Scotia. He was appointed Deputy Minister of the Department of Lands and Forests in 1949 and remained in the position until his retirement in 1969.
Creighton was active in a number of organizations, including the Canadian Institute of Forestry, the Canadian Forestry Association, and the Forest Products Association of Nova Scotia. He was awarded honorary degrees by UNB in 1953 and Dalhousie in 2004. The Forest Environment Centre at Shubenacadie Wildlife Park was named in his honour.
Creighton married Dorothy Helen Remillard in 1940, with whom he had three children. He died 17 August 2008 in Halifax, aged 104.
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For correspondence from Wilfred Creighton to his family while he studied forestry in Germany (1931-1934), as well as the papers of his parents and siblings, see the Catherine Creighton and Family fonds (MS-2-656). Edith Creighton's scrapbooks in MS-2-656 contain numerous clippings pertaining to Wilfrid Creighton's career and community activity.
Papers at Dalhousie pertaining to Dr. Florence J. Murray can be found in the Robert Murray and Family fonds, MS-2-535.
The Presbyterian Historical Society in Philadelphia, PA, also holds some correspondence from Florence J. Murray.
Relevant materials may be found in the fonds of other members of the Creighton family, including the Norman Creighton fonds (MS-2-689) and the Alan Creighton fonds (MS-2-701).