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JAMES EDWARD MICHAEL CURRAN (published on March 05, 2011)



JAMES EDWARD MICHAEL CURRAN March 4, 1949 - March 1, 2011 It is with deep sadness and sorrow that the family announces the passing of James (Jim, J.C., Jimmy) Edward Michael Curran on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. Jim is survived by his loving wife Susan, son Alan Curran and daughter Lesley (Devon) Keats. He is also survived by his sisters Dee (Gord) McQueen, Rosemary (Jim) Postnikoff and Brother Cec, as well as brothers-in-law Bruce and Blair Schroeder, sisters-in-law Wendy Spillett and Brenda (Bryan) Thom plus several nieces and nephews. He will also be greatly missed by his many friends and colleagues. Jim was predeceased by his father Frank, mother Hazel, step-father Willis Crawford and elder brother George, in-laws Vic and Peggy Schroeder and brother-in-law Gary Spillett. Jim was born in Middleton, Nova Scotia, raised in Saskatoon, moving to Winnipeg in 1971 to begin flying lessons at the Winnipeg Flying Club. Upon completion he was employed by Time Air in Calgary and began his long career with Air Canada in 1974. He was first based in Toronto on the L10-11 and the Boeing 727 then moved back to Winnipeg in 1978 to be promoted to Captain on the DC-9, his favourite aircraft to fly. He continued to move up the ranks on various Airbuses. While in Winnipeg he not only had a career he loved but a second career as a Dad which he loved even more. He was on top on the world. After retirement Jim and Susan moved to Vancouver Island to Crown Isle Golf Community where he enjoyed golfing, curling, watching basketball, tennis and sharing time with his many, many friends. He especially enjoyed his special buds , Perry Walker, Murray Haines and Bobbie McCusker. Spending time with warm caring people in Britannia Place was something he deeply treasured. He will be remembered for his quick wit and dry sense of humour. His clever one-liner's became his signature to those who knew him best. Jim's astounding knowledge of numbers, dates and trivia was uncanny - his memory was amazing. Jim was a devoted husband, father and brother. Together with his many friends, they will treasure their happy memories of time shared and his generosity of spirit. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. S. Mazaheri and Dr. E. Howard of the Comox Medical, Oncologists Dr. J. Goulart and Dr. J. Michels, nurses, radiologists and all staff and volunteers at Victoria CancerCare and Home and Community Nurses Paula and Val. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations can be made to BC Cancer Agency, 2410 Lee Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8R 6V5. Celebration of Life will be held at Crown Isle Golf Resort, Courtenay, BC at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 7, 2011. Please join us in celebrating Jim's life by visiting our Memorial at www.mem.com through the personal Guest Book; we invite you to share your thoughts and memories with our family.


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