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GERALD CURLE

Date of Passing: May 26, 2015

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GERALD (GERRY) CURLE It is with profound sadness that we announce that Gerald Mervyn Curle, aged 76 years of Carberry, MB passed peacefully into the arms of God on May 26, 2015. Gerald was the beloved husband of Mame, devoted dad of Kevin and Keirin, grandpa of Brittany, Heather and Braedon, brother of Gaynor, Dennis, Terry and Carol. He leaves dear aunties, many cousins and friends. Gerald was well respected by fellow teachers and students during a long career in education. He will also be remembered in the baseball world as pitcher and coach. As per his wishes, cremation will take place. Rev. Peggy Reid will conduct a family graveside service at Humesville Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to the Carberry United Church Hall for a memorial reception on Monday, June 1, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. If friends so wish, donations may be made to Humesville Cemetery, c/o Gordon Link, P.O. Box 29, Forrest, MB R0K 0W0 or to a charity of choice. White's Funeral Home Carberry, MB in care of arrangements 204-834-2629.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 30, 2015

Condolences & Memories (11 entries)

  • My sympathies to Dennis, Kevin and the Curle family on the loss of Gerald or Mr. Curle as I knew him as a young kid. He was my first coach at MPCC for my first couple of years of organized baseball in the mid 70's. He was a man of extreme patience and fairness, always being a positive influence when I am sure he wanted to vent some frustration on us. With his guidance we made it to the league final losing to Chalmers 1-0. I pitched that game and Coach Curle was very proud of our effort, even though we came up on the short end.I have to thank him for his time and dedication and the confidence that he showed in my abilities. A very nice guy and I loved playing for him. Fast forward almost 40 years and after many years of playing competetive baseball in Manitoba, I was inducted into The Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame. In my video profile about my career http://www.mbhof.ca/videos.php?inductee=247, Gerald was my first thank you. He got me started and taught me a lot about the game. I have never forgotten you and will continue to do so. Rest in peace Coach and thanks from all the kids in The Morse Place area you helped along the way. - Posted by: Mike Foster (My baseball coach at Morse Place CC, team mate of son Kevin and "Curle"d with brother Dennis) on: Jun 20, 2015

  • Growing up in Winnipeg, my Uncle Gerry was the kindest man I knew. KeKe, I always envied the love that surrounded your parents. It was strong and undeniable. Thank you Uncle Gerry, for all the laughs, the hugs, and the proof of family love. It changed my life. A good man if ever there was one. Auntie Carol and Uncle Gerry, reunited forever. All my love, Linda - Posted by: Linda Dame (Niece) on: Jun 03, 2015

  • Gerald was my big brother whom I loved and respected. He was my Mother's helper as a little boy she had her hands full with Dennis, Gaye and Terry and myself all close in age. She would always remark what a big help he was to her. Our family was raised in love that always continued through our lives. We where fortunate to always live close to each other sharing all the good times, at the family cottage. Our children shared in love and great family times. Family birthdays, picnics. I feel lucky to have shared just happiness with all the members of my family. We lost Doug Marks( Gaye's husband) and Carole(Gerald's first wife) We miss them greatly. Gerald my dear brother we miss you and think of you often as we watch a beautiful sunset or a gorgeous lake..Be at peace..Love Caroline - Posted by: Caroline Curle (sister) on: Jun 03, 2015

  • Keirin, I am so sorry for your loss. Although I never met your mom or your dad, it is very evident that they both were wonderful people. You can see that just in the way you turned out, a very caring and thoughful person. Now they are together again, may they rest in peace in each others arms. My condolencses to you and your son. Take care. - Posted by: Darlene (School friend of Keirin) on: Jun 02, 2015

  • Our condolences to the family. Kevin and Keirin, your father was a wonderful person and may fond memories sustain you during these difficult times. Gerry had connections to all of our children as he taught each one in junior high. Also, Gerry was Shannon's softball coach and what a time we all had travelling Manitoba to provincial playoffs, many of which we won. A wonderful person has left us. Rest in peace Gerry. - Posted by: Lazaruk Family, Len, Vicki, Michael, Shannon and Scott (Valley Gardens Friends) on: Jun 02, 2015

  • My father is my hero.. he stood by me through thick and thin. He taught me about loyalty. I would like to also mention my Mother Carol as I noticed throughout the service today and in this Obituary she was never mentioned once. They were married for 33 years until my Mom's passing. my Dad stood by her side through thick and thin as well. I will love you forever my Daddy. KeKe - Posted by: Keirin (Daughter) on: Jun 01, 2015

  • Gerry was a lovely man, kind and gentle, with a warm and inviting disposition. He shared his love of the outdoors, canoeing particularly, with my husband so we very much enjoyed a visit with Gerry and Mame (Gran) when we were living in Yellowknife in the late 90s. He also accompanied Gran to our eldest son's dedication in Brandon which was very meaningful for us. Gerry will be fondly remembered, and his family and friends are in our prayers at this difficult time. Much love from Scot, Tara, Kieran & Aidan Taylor - Posted by: Tara Taylor () on: Jun 01, 2015

  • Jerry was the personification of the word "gentle-man". He was a great friend of ours in Texas. We thought the world of both him and Mame. We are profoundly sorry for his loss. - Posted by: Paul and Cathy Flannery (Dear friends) on: Jun 01, 2015

  • Uncle Gerald played a major role in uniting our family. At holiday time we gathered around the slide projector to enjoy his photographs of past and present events. He had a marvelous talent for photography (among many, many other things!) Gerald also shared his organization, vision and passion for the outdoors with all of us when we embarked under his direction on the Wallace Lake project. What a monumental undertaking that was! Mom and I agreed that Wallace Lake holiday memories are some of our best. - Posted by: Kim Marks (Niece) on: May 31, 2015

  • Shared many good memories of Curly when we played baseball together in the Kenora, Ontario area in the late 1950's. Rest in peace friend. - Posted by: Jim Ortlieb (Baseball Teammate) on: May 30, 2015

  • We have treasured Gerald's friendship for more than fifty years. We will miss his smile, his wit and his generosity. - Posted by: Odile & Brian Bray (Friends) on: May 30, 2015

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