Jack Currie

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Jack Currie, age 89

John William "Jack" Currie (10 June 1915 - 24 January 2009) was a heating salesman who grew up in Manitoba and spent much of his adult life in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.

With his wife Lucy he had three sons: Bill, Doug, and Ron.


John William Currie, aged 93 years passed away January 24, 2009 at TBHSC. He was born in Port Arthur on June 10, 1915. He grew up and was educated in Manitoba where he met his future wife, Lucy Cooke. They were married in 1939, a marriage that lasted for nearly 63 years until Lucy's death in 2003. In 1954 they moved with their three boys to Thunder Bay. "Jack" spent his working days in the heating industry in Winnipeg and Thunder Bay, first in coal-fired furnaces, then oil and finally in natural gas. When he retired he was the sales manager at the Northern Central Gas Company in Thunder Bay. He was a past president of the Port Arthur Gyro Club and of the Thunder Bay Home Builders Association as well a director with the Kiwanis Club of Port Arthur. For many years he and Lucy sang in the choir at Trinity United Church. During the 1980's they lived at Surprise Lake and were a central part of the social life there. Jack was predeceased by his parents, Alex and Anna Currie, his wife Lucy, his sisters Marian and Flora, and his brothers Clyde and Neil. He is survived by sons Bill (Eleanor) , Doug (Loraine) and Ron (Mary Ann), grandchildren Janet (Owen), Dave (Jackie), Ian (Jasmine), Jeff (Bonnie), Michael and Carolyn, and eight great-grand children. Many thanks for the kind and considerate care given by the CCAC as well as the wonderful staff at St. Joseph's Heritage and Dawson Court. Cremation has taken place and a family memorial service is being planned for a later date."