John Henry Curtis passed away quietly on Friday, April 29, 2022, in his 76th year surrounded by his family at the Juravinski Hospital in Hamilton Ontario. John leaves behind Olwen, his loving wife of 50 years, and their two children Lisa (Steve) and Dustin. John was a very proud grandfather of two grandchildren, Allison and Evan, who will deeply miss their “gramps”. John will also be missed by his sisters Patricia and Joanne. He is reunited with his sister Sue and parents John and Katherine Curtis.
John was a devoted father who actively participated in his children’s sports for many years as a coach (Dustin’s baseball and hockey teams) and board member (Lisa’s figure skating). He loved all sports, and in particular, he shared a deep love of the Montreal Canadiens with his son Dustin.
Anyone who met him would say John was a kind, gentle and soft-spoken man full of positive energy and good humour. He was that man who never let a lady open the door and did anything to help others. Once retired, John took great pride in preparing a lovely lunch for Olwen to take to work each day and she was greeted with a home cooked meal and shiny clean floors every evening. John would even look after Olwen’s coworkers by clearing the snow from their cars to make their day just a little easier. He was well loved by many and those who knew him best are aware he was a terrific cook and made the best pies!
John suffered serious medical issues in recent years, and it was during this time of struggle that John’s strength of spirit, love of family and care for his friends shone bright. He fought so hard to stay with his loved ones. Even in his toughest hours he never complained… instead he wanted to know, “what’s going on with you?”.
Visitation will be held at the Donald V. Brown Funeral Home, 36 Lake Avenue Drive, Stoney Creek on Friday, May 6, 2022, from 5 - 8 p.m. John will be honoured in a Celebration of Life on Saturday, May 7th at 1:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel with a brief period of visitation 1 hour prior to the service. Cremation to follow. A private family graveside service will take place at a later date. Memorial donations in honour of John to Hamilton’s Cancer Assist Program (www.cancerassist.ca) would be greatly appreciated by his family.
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