Kenneth William Curl, 78, died October 30, 2011, in Nanaimo Hospital with his loving family by his side.
He was born February 16, 1933, in Ponoka, Alberta and moved to Vancouver Island in 1941. Ken worked for Eaton’s in Victoria, where he met is wife Bonnie and was later transferred to Duncan where they started their family. In 1961 they moved to North Vancouver where he was active in his community, including coaching little league baseball. Following a 45-year career with Eaton’s in the footwear industry, Ken and Bonnie eventually retired to Nanoose Bay in 1996 where he became an active member of the Schooner Cove Yacht Club.
Ken was the ultimate outdoorsman with a passion for fishing, hunting and gardening. He was also a loving husband, brother, father and grandfather and cherished the time he spent with his family. He also loved his many friends and created special memories with all who knew him. All will remember his terrific sense of humour, his mischievous smile and his enthusiasm for sports.
Ken is survived by his wife of 55 years, Bonnie, his children Don (Helen Mary), Gordon (Carolyn), Sharon and Darlene (Mike); his grandchildren Alexander, Christopher, Olivia, Lindsay, Marla, Nevada and Tanner; and his sisters Marilyn (Peter) and Joan (Doug).
He was preceded in death by his brother Grant and his parents Thurman and Helen.
A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday November 14. St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 2600 Powder Point Road, Nanoose Bay, BC
Donations may be sent to the BC Cancer Foundation, Vancouver Island, 2410 Lee Ave Victoria, BC V8R 6V5.
YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.