John Arthur (Art) CURRIE

CURRIE, John Arthur (Art) Was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 14, 2011 in his 94th year. Survived by his loving wife Helen of 69 years; son Bruce (Bobbie) and granddaughters Meghan and Tanya (Brendan) of Kelowna. Art was born in Vonda, Saskatchewan May 21, 1917 with twin brother George. Graduated from Nutana Collegiate and Robertson’s Business College in Saskatoon. He enlisted in 1939 and was stationed in Kamloops, Victoria, Vancouver, Montreal and Ottawa in the RCAF audit board. Art received his discharge in 1945, as Flight Lieutenant in central accounting records office at Rockcliffe RCAF station in Ottawa. After he was discharged, he went to Vonda, SK to work with his father in the farm implement business. In 1955, he became Municipal Manager in Kitimat, BC. Art served as treasurer of the YMCA, Masonic Lodge, Rotary Club and was on the Session and Board of Stewards of the United Church in Kitimat, BC. He retired in 1977 to Kelowna, BC. He spent his summers golfing and helping in his son’s apple orchard, while spending his winters in Mesa, Arizona with his wife Helen. Predeceased by his father John William Currie, mother Jessie May Cheyne, twin brother George, sisters Olive, Elsie and Jessie and son John Glenn (1970). No service at Art’s request. There will be a family memorial at a later date. Special thanks to all the caring staff at Cottonwoods. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, 250-860-7077.

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