Curtis was born in Nova Scotia June 11, 1940. At the age of 15, Curtis went to cooking school where he graduated as a chef. He then went on to work on the Great Lakes in Ontario as a deckhand. Later he was employed on the deep sea ships where he traveled the world and thoroughly enjoyed seeing the sites.
Upon arriving in BC, he decided to stay permanently. He was employed with Kingcome Navigation and moved from there to Sea Span where he stayed until he retired to Sorrento, BC.
In 1980 he married Louise and they had a son Curtis and a daughter Michelle. He enjoyed cooking for all of them.
In Sorrento he enjoyed the outdoors and gardening. He also enjoyed crib, darts and bowling with all his friends. He had a great sense of humor.
Curtis was predeceased by his parents: Andrew and Bertha, sister Evelyn, brothers Elmer, Ernest and Leonard. He is survived by his loving wife Louise, son Curtis, Daughter Michelle, son in law Matt Lodge, three grandchildren, Dayton, Greyson and Jordan as well as three sisters Muriel (Nova Scotia), Eileen (Detroit, MI) and Margaret (Nova Scotia) and brother Richard (Port Hardy).
By his request, there will be no celebration of life or service.