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He leaves to mourn his wife of 44 years, Brenda (nee Martin); sons, Clayton (Melanie) and Jason; grandchildren, Katelyn, Declan and Lyric; sister Merilyn (Peter), and his extended family at Conviron where Curtis worked for 38 years.
Thanks to palliative care for trying to give Curtis a better quality of life these past few months.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Interlake Eastern Regional Health Authority (Palliative Care).
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 459 Main Street, Stonewall.
Ken Loehmer Funeral Services
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 11, 2020
Condolences & Memories (5 entries)
I think it was 1969 that I first became part of the O'Dell clan. There was Mom & Dad (Emily & Ed) with their kids Curtis & Melanie. Merilyn was married by then. It was amazing having a "Big Brother & a "Little Sister" too. I still laugh thinking about Curt standing on his head drinking a beer at the many parties we had. Curtis was a fun person to hang around with. Many of his friends became my friends. Sadly time goes on and for many reasons we lost touch. We connected again long distance March of 2019 sometimes texting 10 times a day plus phone calls. I encouraged him to fight, applauded his good days and cried together on his bad ones. We reminisced about some of the stupid things we had done that were so much fun. We spoke on the phone many times when texting was too exhausting for him. Our last text was On the 6th. Usually he texted almost every night a good night cartoon. None that night. I get still thinking I should check my phone to see if he has texted. Breathe easy "Sunny Bubbles". You were loved & I miss you already. So happy we shared so many memories. - Posted by: Debbie Rettaler (foster sister ) on: Jan 17, 2020
Dear Brenda: We were very sorry to hear of Curtis passing. Our prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. - Posted by: Doug and Vicky Deprez (Neighbour) on: Jan 15, 2020
Brenda and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Curtis was always friendly and helpful. A real pleasure to deal with. One of the good ones. - Posted by: Dennis Holowka (Former coworker) on: Jan 13, 2020
Brenda so sorry to hear about Curtis passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Him and Kirby will raise hell now. Hugs - Posted by: Susan (Friend ) on: Jan 11, 2020
Curtis was a good friend and co-worker we definitely had a close knit Conviron family for 3 Decades.Many memories growing up at Conviron in the shop. Please accept our condolences on behalf of the Mitenko's - Posted by: Rod mitenko (Friend) on: Jan 11, 2020
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