July 26, 1930 – Calgary, Alberta
August 31, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta
Don Currie, beloved husband of Doreen Currie of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at the age of 84 years.
Don was employed by Greyhound Lines (Canada). His main hobby was sports of all types. He coached junior football (Calgary Bronks and North Hill Colts) in the 1950’s to early 1970’s. Don’s greatest achievement and joy in life was his family – wife Doreen, daughter Leeanne and in particular his grandsons Ian and Daniel and great-granddaughter Mia. He was profoundly proud of them and their sports (Ian), artistic tech savvy (Daniel) and their musical talent and ability. They were very close; the boys affectionately calling him “Don”. He will be remembered as a funny, fun, young at heart, irreverent, generous, compassionate and all around stand up guy. He was always cracking people up with his wit and humour. Don was well loved and will be well missed.
Besides his loving wife of sixty-two years, Don is survived by his daughter Leeanne Betzler; two grandsons Ian Betzler (Kristyn) and their daughter Mia, and Daniel Betzler (Kansas). He is also survived by his brother Archie (Carmen) Currie; sisters-in-law Helen Currie, Joy Currie, Maureen (Brian) Belway, Pat (Bob) Lowry and Ruth Doble. Don was predeceased by his parents Violet and John (Jack) Currie and two brothers Jack Currie and Vic Currie.
A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Don Currie, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences