VIRA CURRY December 3, 1922 - October 30, 2013 It is with sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Vira at the age of 90 years, 10 months and 27 days in Toronto. She experienced only a brief illness. Her family and wonderful friends supported her throughout. She was born in Edmonton, Alberta, the oldest of three children. She enjoyed growing up with her sister June (Hare) and brother Vern in the Norwood area. They all shared many friends, outings, dances and neighborhood mischief. She attended Eastwood High School, then going on to the University of Alberta. Vira had a sense of adventure. Her first was a move to Toronto as an independent single woman in 1949. She had a long and satisfying career as a business administrator with Imperial Oil Company. She had many interests: singing, performing and sewing costumes for the Choristers; a strong desire for reading, belonging to 4 book clubs. Along with reading was her need for learning. She loved attending the classes at Later Life Learning, continuing to take the subway to get there, well into her 80s. Her biggest passion and adventures were with her hiking club. She made many long standing friendships and travelled the world. Her hiking accomplishments included Mt. Kilimanjaro in her 70s, completing 800 kilometres of the Bruce Trail and climbing the CN Tower 3 times for charity. Vira was blessed with many fantastic friends and neighbors. The family would like to extend a very special thank you to them. Auntie Vira lived her life with love, determination, courage and dignity and will forever be cherished in the hearts of her Alberta and British Columbia families. To honour a life well lived please enjoy a daily walk, a good book, a "word search", a great meal, hot cup of coffee or a glass of wine with family and friends. A celebration of life will be held in Toronto at a later date. Cremation has taken place. If desired, in memoriam donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at

Published in the Toronto Star from Nov. 11 to Nov. 12, 2013