This week's post is about my mother Dawn Maureen (Creighton) Moynahan (1936-1981).
|Dawn Maureen Creighton (1936-1981)|
This final blog post (52 of 52) pays tribute to my deceased mother Dawn Maureen (Creighton) Moynahan. Family meant everything to her.
Born and raised in Halifax Nova Scotia, Dawn (at 20 years of age) and her husband Ernest were sent to B.C. with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) in 1956 . Dawn and Ernest later lived and raised their family in Windsor, Toronto, Mimico and Cooksville (now Mississauga), Ontario. Dawn started her own business "Molly's Bindery" and died from leukemia in 1981 at the young age of 45 years.
I am grateful to have visited both Nova Scotia and the western provinces with my mother Dawn to visit with her friends and our Creighton family.
As a tribute to her too-brief life, here are some of my favourite photos of my mother Dawn taken over the years.
|Dawn Creighton (c.1936-37)|
|Photo booth shot of Dawn (left) with girlfriends|
|Dawn with Halifax friends|
|Dawn Creighton in the R.C.A.F.|
|Dawn Creighton FCO #278|
(pictured second row - third from right)
|R.C.A.F. discharge papers: Dawn Maureen (Creighton) Moynahan|
|Dawn & Ernie with Dawn's father Frederick Creighton|
Baby #1 - Comox, British Columbia
|Dawn with her mother Dorothy (Moreland) Creighton|
|Dawn loved attending dances|
|At the Melville pool|
|Dawn's business card|
|A precious first grandchild|
|Dawn's vacation with Ernie|