10MembersAngelsJoanCreightonJoan was a member of Abreast In A Boat since 2001. Originally paddling on the Barnet crew, she transferred to the Deep Cove crew and then transitioned to the North Shore Dragon Busters. She worked incredibly hard on the Abreast In A Boat Board as Communications Vice Chair during our 10 Years Abreast Celebration. Her expertise as a board member and chair on several major boards such as the Koerner Foundation, the West Vancouver Library Foundation and the Vancouver Playhouse, to name just a few, was an incredible asset to AIAB during her stint as Communications Chair in 2006.

Joan and her husband Dennis “Dear” Creighton travelled extensively together but counted their “Adventure in Oz”, during the Australians Abreast Celebration, one of their best experiences. There, at the age of 78, Joan and her team paddled to a 4th place finish among the 75+ teams that participated.

Ever young at heart, with a wicked sense of humour and an adventurous soul, Joan will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her.

Leanne Jacobsen