Curtis, Edgar William
July 13, 1915 – Feb 25, 2004
Ed Curtis was born in Aylesbury, England to William and Annie Curtis, being the youngest of six children, all now deceased. The family came to Canada in 1924 and settled on a farm in Holden, AB, where Ed finished his schooling.
When war came he joined the RCAF and was based at Sea Island and Pat Bay. Following the war, he went to UBC for one year and then commenced his career with the B.C. Liquor Control Board, which spanned 32 years. His last posting was to open the store at the new Comox Mall in 1966. He retired in 1980.
Ed was a member of the Masonic Order and the Gizeh Shriners for nearly 50 years. He was a devoted member of Comox Valley Shrine Club and was always able to express his artistic talents in their many activities.
He is survived by his beloved wife Helen. They were married in 1950 in West Vancouver and enjoyed a very happy life together. He is also survived by his niece Betty Drury of Edmonton, AB. Two nieces, Joan and Marjorie in California, Dorothy of Victoria and their families. Two sisters-in-law in Alberta and their families. Dear and true friends John and Jean Clark of Comox.
According to Ed’s wishes, Cremation has taken place and there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ed’s memory may be made to the Gizeh Shriners – travel Fund, 3315 Wayburne Avenue, Burnaby, BC V5G 3K9. Piercy’s Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.