Bernard Anthony Curran
Bernard Curran, a well-known businessman, passed away at his home in Chesterville on Tues, April 10, 2018 from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. He was 82.
Following his years in the Royal Canadian Air Force, he returned to Chesterville and established Curran Carpet Centre. In his retirement, he volunteered with several organizations, including the Royal Canadian Legion, Green Action Gang, Chesterville Kayak Club, and the Canadian Cancer Society.
Bernie was predeceased by his parents, Gerald Curran and Hilda McMillan, and his wife, Madeline MacMillan. He is survived by his daughters, Gail Curran of Ottawa, Susan Bongers (Paul) of Franktown, Cheryl Rudiak (Rod) of Windsor, and Lynn Hume (James) of Courtice; his grandchildren, William, Anthony, Madeline, Bryanna, Cole, Raija, and Griffin; and great-granddaughter Beatrice. Bernie is also survived by brothers Michael (Bonnie), and Garry of Hamilton; and sisters Dolly Goodwin of Hamilton, and Karen Poirier of Alexandria.
He was much loved and will be sadly missed by his longtime best friend and caregiver, Shirley Coons.
The funeral was held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 434 in Chesterville on Fri., April 13 at 11 am officiated by Rev. John Wilcox with organist Ann Langabeer. He chose his friends, Thea Chouinard, Andrew Cotnam, Charles Curran, Wayne LaPrade, Bonnie MacIntosh, and Richard McMillan as his pallbearers. Interment will be held in the spring at Grantley United Church Cemetery.