Owen Curtis of Wingham passed away unexpectedly at Wingham and District Hospital on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. He was 72.
Owen was the beloved husband of Cathy (Bridge) Curtis and the loving dad of Desiree Curtis, Jason Curtis, Katie Curtis, Jennifer Watts (John), Kiel Watts (Tonya) and Christopher Watts. He was the devoted grandpa of Riley, Kassi, Kirkton, Willow, Landis, Logan, Kaleb, Miley, Veronica, Gena, Deegan, Ellee, Thomas, Harlee and Emily and the loving brother and brother-in-law of David Curtis, twin brother Patrick and Mary Curtis, Anne Marie Curtis, Joyce Curtis, Maureen Curtis, Colin Buchanan, Thomas Bailey, Garry and Tanya Bridge, Donna Scoggins and Jackie Bridge and George Kingyens.
Owen will be lovingly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, large extended family and by his many friends.
He was predeceased by his parents Edward and Grace Curtis, brothers Peter, Michael, Stephen and Edward Curtis, sisters Teresa Buchanan and Rosemary Bailey, brother-in-law Tom Scoggins, sisters-in-law Pam Rutledge and Brenda Jamieson and nephew Scott David Hayes.
Owen was best known in the Wingham area for many things, one being his large Christmas light display, showcasing over 112,000 lights each year and attracting people from near and far. Loving Christmas like he did, Owen loved to dress like Santa himself for parades, at the fire hall and special events that almost had him revealed at his grandkids’ school one year. Owen spent many years growing the largest pumpkins and sunflowers on his beloved farm, but what he loved most was his family. He was the biggest cheerleader for his grandkids’ sports, arenas, ball fields or the rugby field and he could often be found helping transport small animals for the veterinarian clinic and driving others to appointments. He was also quite proud of his world record for climbing the CN tower stairs and back a few years he would race anyone he could in socks... work socks just to say he could!
He faithfully volunteered his time for the Tim Hortons Camp Day and was always eager to lend a helping hand, no matter what. His mischievous smile, crazy antics and his stories, most of which many would never believe, will be missed by everyone he knew. If everyone in this world had half the heart of this man, it would be a much better place to live.
Visitation was held at McBurney Funeral Home, Wingham on Oct. 11. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Oct. 12 at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Wingham. Interment was at Wingham Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the North Huron Food Share or the Make-A-Wish Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
Online condolences available at www.mcburneyfuneralhome.com.