John Nash (Jack) CURTIS

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CURTIS, John Nash(Jack) July 22, 1925 - January 27, 2013 Jack, the intrepid traveller has finished his journey. Hopefully he has a compass to direct him up. He was born & raised in Victoria. He spent the last 18 months of WW 2 as a stoker in the RCN. He always said that as a trained stoker he was destined for Hell. We all know otherwise. He was a truly virtuous man with an amazing sense of humour. He had the patience of a saint and treated people & animals with kindness & respect. He was extremely creative & produced some very beautiful wood carvings. He & Doris were married in 1949 & both had a wonderful spirit of adventure. After working at Palm Dairy he joined the RCAF in 1954. They lived in Calgary, Ottawa, 4 Wing Germany, Cold Lake & retired back to Victoria. He then went on to work at Gulf, Viking Air & Ocean Sciences. During his retirement he & Doris spent 18 years travelling in a procession of vans, trailers & motor homes. There were frequent stops at the casinos along the way. He is survived by his wife, Doris; sister, Vera (Dick) Smith; son, Eston (Jeanette) Curtis; daughter, Jackie (Wayne) Schadt; 4 beloved Grandchildren: Paul (Kelly) Curtis, Brenda (Gary) Petersen, Robin (Michelle) Schadt, Cory (Melissa) Schadt; 3 Great Grandsons, Myles, Gregory & Spencer & one more to be born on his Birthday, What a well lived life! Family & friends are invited to an informal gathering at Gorge Vale Golf Course on Friday, Feb. 8th from 1 to 3.
Published in Victoria Times-Colonist from Feb. 2 to Feb. 3, 2013