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Remembering Jack Curtis

From: Dale Van Dyk

My deepest sympathies to all of Jack’s family! Jackie and I spent many hours hanging at her house and her parents were always so welcoming to me. Sending love and hugs to Jackie and all the girls!

From: Melanie Cook Barclay

Dear Sue, Pam, Jackie, Kelly and Kim and family Mum and I are so very very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Jack was just such a wonderful, delightful soul, as was your Mum June. I know Mum fondly spoke of your parents and thought so much of them. As she says "truly the most wonderful people. You girls are so blessed to have had such loving parents. The maternal side of our family is related to your Dad through the McFarlanes. My grandma Jean (Mum's mother) was a McFarlane. Your father's mother and my grandma's father were brother and sister. Mum said she would have such wonderful conversations with your Dad ( Mum said he was such a wonderful man). She just said the other night...Jack would see me in the grocery store and yell across the store to her " Hey Eun" and then come over and they would chat for a long time. We want you to know that we are holding you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May the memories you hold in your heart help in someway to ease the grief. Eunice Cook Preston and Melanie Cook Barclay

From: Brenda and Wayne Specht

We are very sorry for your loss. I worked with Jack at RBW we had lots of laughs. Jack has an awesome sense of humour

From: Jaye Laflamme nee Dewar

So sorry to hear of your loss. He sounded like a wonderful man. We never had much opportunity to visit our family's from Chatsworth. But I do have fond memories when we did. Jaye


From: Deb Goldie-Ryder (nee McLean)

Sending sincere condolences to the family. So very sorry for your loss of a wonderful father, grandfather, great grandfather who I know will be greatly missed. Glad you were able to have Uncle Jack in your lives for so many precious years and keep those fond memories close.

From: Bill and Vida Dove

Thinking of you. We have fond memories of Jack - especially his sense of humour ( buying blueberries has never been the same for us).


From: Roy and Carol Shouldice

To Jack's girls, I had the pleasure of knowing your dad and mother all my life. I also worked at RBW so talked to Jack at work Jack will be missed by a lot of people.RIP my good friend


From: Debbie MacArthur

So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He was part of the village and will be missed. My mom and dad (Atch and Alein) always enjoyed time with your dad and mom. Thinking of you and my sincere condolences.


From: Ray & Kelly (Dier) McComb

Sue, Pam, Jackie, Kelly, Kim & families No matter how old we are, it’s never easy to lose a parent. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.


From: Bill Frost

To the family, My deepest sympathies for the loss of your dad and grandfather, I had the great experience of working for Jack at RBW. He was always honest, fair and full of wonderful stories. He always was so proud of his daughters. Always a man of great integrity and love for Cockburn island. Grateful to have known him. A life long lived and well lived. May you find peace in the good memories.


From: Tolmie Presbyterian Church

Dear Pam and family: Dear Kim and family: Tolmie Church and Congregation send our deepest condolence on the passing of your father John. We will keep you in our thoughts and Prayers. Blessings to all.

From: Bonny and Fred Mandeno

Sue, Pam, Jackie, Kelly, Kim and families. Bonny and I send our condolences on the passing of your dad. I had the pleasure of working with Jack at RBW for many years where we formed a friendship complete with stories. A few of his stories were about his beloved Cockburn Island, although Bonny and I were invited to visit many times something always seemed to get in the way but we feel like we knew the island well. He was the only fellow I knew who could do a handstand on a rocking chair. RIP my friend.

From: Janice & Jim Cunningham

Our sincere condolences to Jack’s daughters, Sue, Pam, Jackie, Kim and Kelly and all of your families. Your Dad (Grampa, and Great Grampa) was a very nice man, and like his picture here, he had a great smile. Jack introduced my Dad to Cockburn Island….and I know they a great time together, because my Dad talked about it often. Thinking of you Girls today, and all the good memories you have of him. Take care as you celebrate his life and those memories. I only know the 3 oldest girls well, but I’m sending a Hug to each one of you 5 sisters. Janice


From: Sharon & Randy Vanwyck

Thinking of you and extending our condolences on the passing of your father/grandfather. May your fond remembrances give you comfort through the toughest of coming days.


From: Mitch Hopkins

Sorry to hear of this loss. I first worked with Jack at the old R B W plant downtown O S and moving to the new plant in the industrial park. Jack was a real pleasure to both know and work with. He will be truly missed.


From: Susan Colville

So sorry to hear about Jack's passing. I was always so happy to see him at the office where he would on occasion "pop in" just to tell me a joke!! Very kind, happy gentlemen through & through. He will be missed.

From: Beth and Ian Buist

Sue and family: Fondly remembering your Dad. Sincere condolences and prayer for all of you. Many blessings, Beth Buist (nee: Disbrowe )


From: Leone Allan

To Jacks family wishing you peace to bring comfort ,courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. We got to know Jack when we would be visiting Sue at Sunny Valley Park. He was a wonderful person and will be missed by his family Sincere sympathy The Cahoon Family Leone, Brenda, Roy & Lorne and families


From: Joan Shouldice

Sue, Pam, Jackie, Kim & Kelly & families, I was so sad to hear of your dad's passing! Your dad & mom were very good friends of mom. I know they talked on the phone. My condolences to your family! He will not be forgotten by many. Chatsworth has lost a great friend!


From: Dianne and Tony Rovers

Tony & Dianne Rovers family send condolences on Jack’s passing. Our memory of Jack was in August 2014 when we took the Chi-Cheemaun from South Bay Mouth to Tobermory. Jack returning home from cottage and ourselves returning home from trip across Canada . And I’m certain Jackie has not forgotten babysitting our kids. We now have 22 grandchildren. Remembering your father in prayer for a life well lived. God be with you.


From: Anne Campbell

Sorry to hear of Jack's passing.


From: Cindy and Allan Baker

Loving thoughts and condolences to Sue, Jackie and Pam and all of your family


From: Bryan and Kathy Fraser

Our deepest condolences for your loss of your dad. Jack will be truly miss


From: Mark & Heather Stewart

Sue & the Curtis Family - our sincere condolences


From: Glen & Jo-Anne Cook & family

Jackie and Curtis family, please accept our sincere sympathy in the loss of your father, grandfather and great grandfather. Heaven has received another angel! Remember the good times, fond memories and great adventures you took over the past many years.

From: Willis and Diane Spencer

To Jackie, Brett, Cassy, Kailey and families; Our sincere condolences to everyone. Your dad and grandpa will be missed. From Willis and Diane Spencer and family


From: Eleanor Pringle Baker

Always enjoyed seeing Jack come in to the Chatsworth bank as he always had a smile on his face and a story/joke to tell you. My deepest sympathy to all of you on your loss.


From: Ross and Nancy Lamont

Pam, Emily and Josh. Our condolences for your loss.


From: Sadie Sylvia

I am so sad to hear of the passing of your father, Sue. My heart goes out to you and your family! I have the greatest memories of Jack! Gramp and him always had the greatest stories! I will always remember all the time he would come in to Staples after Gramp passed away just to check in and say hi! All my love!

From: Carmen Clark and Family

Heartfelt condolences to Sue, Pam, Jackie, Kim and Kelly, and their families. Forever in our prayers, and our hearts.

From: Carol Ryan

Pam, Emily and Josh I was very sorry to hear about your dad and grandpa’s death. Cherish you memories of him. He lives on in your hearts


From: Marc-André Lacombe

Sincere condolences to the family. I loved hearing Jack and my father-in-law talk about old time on Cockburn Island. Jack never pas the house in his old yellow truck without waving at George. And George never missed the chance to say that he had brought that truck from Thessalon over the ice.


From: Linda & Doug Wardell

Sincere condolences. Jack was a friend to all that knew him. Wonderful memories. Always a smile & a story.


From: Rose and Paul Bye

Sue, Pam, Jackie, Kelly and Kim, so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this difficult time.


From: Cathy (nee Cameron) & Gord Evanoff

Dear Sue, Pam, Jackie, Kelly, Kim & Families, Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of a real gentleman as shown so well in the lovely photo. I was certainly saddened today when I received the notice, but knowing how much he's missed June these last years, it will be comforting to know they're together again. They were wonderful neighbours (our family home was directly behind there's on Hwy 10 - Cameron's sledding hill!) and could be counted on to be supportive, caring, and loving in all things. Believe Jack & my Dad (Allan Cameron) worked & travelled together to Russell-Hipwell in O.S. and also worked together on Board of Mgrs at St.Andrew's Presbyterian Church. My Mom and June both offered tasty morsels for church suppers & the like. Seem to recall I even did a bit of babysitting for Sue & Pam & they even survived! I certainly do have many fond memories of Jack through the years and none fonder than one Summer day 5yrs ago when cousins were visiting from BC and I wanted to show the our beloved church - finding the door locked, I announced: "No problem, Jack Curtis will have a key" which of course he did and didn't hesitate lending it to me with a cheery hello just like we'd seen one another the previous day! I know many in the Chatsworth community will have the same respect for him and share in the grief of Jack's passing. I'm sorry I'm unable to be there and trust y'all to give him a great send-off which he so richly deserves.

From: Mary Lou Craft

Pam, we are so very sorry to hear of you fathers passing. We are thinking of you and your family


From: Bud & Eleanor Nelson

Dear Sue & family. Our Deepest Sympathy to you, your sisters and the family during this difficult time. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.


From: Carrie Oatt

I remember Uncle Jack fondly. He was such a kind man. I'm so sorry for your loss. Much love, Carrie


From: Carol Dixon

So sorry for your loss. He was an amazing man.


From: Keith and Carol Davenport

Sue and families; Sincere condolences We are thinking of you and yours You always spoke so highly of your dad Sue Keith Carol Dre David and families

From: Terry and Penny McKay

I had many great conversations with Jack over the years and if I wanted to know anything about the village he was the man to go to. He will be missed

From: Carol Shular

Heartfelt condolences Jackie to you and your family , may all your great memories of your dad help you thru these difficult days ahead

From: Doreen and Neil McKay

It is with a sad heart that we hear this news today ! We have known Jack for so long ... and he always had a smile and a joke . He will be missed by many ! Sincere and heartfelt sympathy to his family. You will miss your Dad and Grandfather so much.

From: Owen Sound Lion's Twirlettes

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you Sue, John, Victoria Lindsey and Jordan your Dad/Grandpa was a wonderful man ! cherish the memories you shared. What a great loss he will be missed by so many.


From: Owen Sound Lion's Club

On behalf of all your Lion's friends we would like to say we are so sorry for your loss Sue and family your dad/ grandpa was a wonderful man and was very proud of all of you.

From: Tracey & Martin Gabriel

Kelly, So deeply sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. Keeping you and your family in our prayers and sending you lots of love. Love Tracey & Martin


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