Harry Curtis

Harry was born December 17th, 1944 in Truro, Nova Scotia and passed away March 30th, 2016 in Campbell River, BC following a courageous battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Predeceased by his Parents Harvey & Margaret Curtis (nee Sweet), Sister Joan Jowsey (Art), and Brother George.

Harry is survived by his loving wife and partner Laurie, his three daughters Loretta Lynn Curtis, Theresa Brydon, and Shelly Curtis-Wake (Jason); his four Grandchildren: Ron, Greg, Andrew & Jessie; and his little furry friend Abby.

When Harry moved to Campbell River in 1965 he worked in the forest industry. In 1977 he moved to Gold River to work at the Pulp mill “for a couple of years”. He fell in love with the little town and worked in the Mill until it closed in 1998. When the Mill shut Harry went back to school, at age 55, to become a Barber and in 2000 opened Harry’s Barber shop. In 2005 he moved back to Campbell River, where he retired.

Harry loved the communities that he lived in; always ready to lend a hand. Belonging to service groups, he was a member of the 50th Parallel Radio Club, Gold River Lions Club and in his later years he was a Mason and a Shriner.

We’re grateful for the care Harry received from Doctor’s Meckin, Baerg, and Blair, the Home and Community Care Nurses and the Community Health Workers. Special thanks to Shelly Curtis-Wake and Kerry Hammell for their unconditional love and support, especially in the difficult days.

A celebration of Harry’s life will be held on Saturday, April 23rd at 2pm in the Masonic Lodge, 2905 Island Highway.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to “Gizeh Shrine Children’s Charities” c/o Gizeh Shrine Centre, 3550 Wayburne Drive Burnaby, BC, V5K 3K9 or another charity of your choice.


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8 thoughts on “Harry Curtis Passes”

  1. Sorry for your loss Laurie, our deepest sympathy to you and the family . Bob and Carole Young

  2. Linda (MacKenzie) Creed

    I am so sorry to hear this Laurie. I have fond memories of working with him when I was a summer student at the mill. Hugs, Linda

  3. Gloria Hartford

    One of my Memories of Harry. The drive back from a Tahsis Lions meeting. Tom and I were in the back seat of the truck and Harry was determined to hit as many pot holes as he could. I was to chicken to pee in the bush. Figured Harry would pull away.

  4. So sorry Laurie, Harry was a super guy, always made us laugh. My thoughts are with you and the girls

  5. Our deepest sympathies and condolences to You Laurie and the rest of the family. May Harry RIP.

    Phil & Tammy

  6. Ray & Nicki Hammell

    Our sincere sympathies to you Laurie and the family. So many great memories of Harry. May he rest in peace.

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