Gordon Leslie Curtin died peacefully in the night on Friday April 30th, 2021 at the Broadmead Veterans Memorial Lodge. He was born on March 27th, 1924 in Montreal, Quebec. Gord is survived by his wife, Ruth and his sons, Ian(Colleen) and Peter(Bonnie); sister Shirley Renoe; grandchildren, Ariel, Brett, Devin and Winona; great-grandchildren, Beckett, Cian, Emmett, Landen, Mattigan, and Riley.
Ruth and Gord were married on Sept 30th, 1950 at the Dominion-Douglas United Church in Westmount. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary last year with a “Covid” Zoom call with the family. Gord served in World War II as a Gunnery Sergeant with the 3rd Medium Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery and then completed a degree in Agriculture at McGill University in Montreal. He worked for various firms, most notably Union Carbide. Gord was selected as the only industry representative to participate in a year-long International Program at the Canadian Army Command and Staff College in Kingston, Ontario. This opportunity led to senior roles in the Canadian Government such as the Canadian Agricultural Marketing Board. Gord loved music and roses. He played both piano and the organ and was at one time the organist at Trinity Anglican Church in Ottawa. In later years he sang with the Victoria Arion Male Choir. His love of gardening and in particular roses was apparent in all the places he lived.
The immediate family will celebrate his life on Monday May 3rd, 2021 at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, and his remains will be placed at First Memorial Garden of Memories.
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