It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Garry Allen Curtis on August 16, 2020 at the Crowsnest Pass Continuing Care Centre, Blairmore, AB. He was 67 years of age.
Garry, affectionately known as “Curly”, was a hard-working man and a good provider for his family. He worked in construction for many years before entering the coal-mining industry as a heavy equipment operator. He was employed at Line Creek Operations for over twenty years, working his way up to senior foreman.
Over the years, Curly was an active member of the Hillcrest Fish and Game Protective Association, as well as the Kananaskis Rodeo Association. His involvement in rodeo was not only as a volunteer, but as a participant in roping and steer wrestling, too. Curly also served his community as a fire boss during the Lost Creek Fire in 2003.
Curly loved the outdoors and spent as much time as he could camping, fishing and hunting. He appreciated quality in all aspects of his life - from the trucks he drove and tools he used, to his friends and how he lived his life. Curly was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, and memories of him will last forever.
Left to mourn his passing and celebrate his life is his wife, Wendy “Wen” Curtis; his son, Dean Curtis; his stepchildren, Mike (Kim) Taylor, Lisa (Albert) Ware and Robert (Crystal) Bowness; his grandchildren, Mason and Ethan; his step-grandchildren, Col, Solen, William, Alex, Olivia and Rhett; his siblings, Arlene (Lloyd) Gerard, Dennis (Sharon) Curtis, Debi (Dan) Kelndorfer, Carol Curtis; his extended family; numerous nieces and nephews; and his cherished friends, Robin Lee Smith and Rick Martini.
He was predeceased by his parents, Arthur "George" and Margaret "Peggy" Curtis; his son, Travis Lee; and his brother, Donald “Donny” Curtis.
With respect for Garry’s wishes, no funeral service will be held. Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the Alzheimer Society AB/NWT (www.alzheimer.ca). Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.
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