It is amazing how many lives one person can touch and the impact they can make on a community. The Alumni extends our sympathy to the families of all those we’ve lost. To access full obituaries, click on the underlined names.
Obituary for John Davis Curtis
John Davis Curtis
1935 – 2019
John passed away on February 17, 2019. He was the beloved husband and best friend of his wife Nancy (nee Tuck) of 60 years, father to Laurie Fraser (Jim), Debbie Banks (Sandy McInnes), David (Karen). Loving Poppa to Kara and Graeme Fraser, Kelsey, Jacob and Liam Banks and Alex, Emma and Matthew Curtis. Beloved brother to Bob (Pat) of St. Thomas. John was the longest serving principal of Kemptville Agricultural College of Technology (KCAT), a place he dearly loved. His love of agriculture extended to many places and organizations. John was a long time member of St. John’s United Church (Kemptville), the Kemptville District Hospital Foundation and the Masonic Lodge #28. He leaves many dear friends in Golf Lakes Park, Bradenton, Florida where he and Nancy were able to spend many winters. A celebration of life will be held later in the spring. Donations or tributes to John may be made to the Kemptville District Hospital or St. John’s United Church.
Hulse and Playfair & McGarry, 800 Prescott St. Kemptville, ONK0G 1J0
Saturday, May 25, 2019 Funeral:
10:00 a.m. St. John’s United Church
400 Prescott St. Kemptville
Celebration of Life Reception
2-4 p.m. W.B. George Centre
Raymond Benns, ‘66 Advanced Mechanics, from Coburg, on March 21, 2019 email@example.com
John Curtis, former principal of Kemptville Agricultural College of Technology, on Feb.17th,2019. www.hpmcgarry.ca
Douglas Farrell from Roslin, ON on Feb. 1st, 2019. Doug was a ‘58 Kemptville grad. https://mcconellfuneralhome.ca
Marian (Sully) Goodell, year ‘64 grad from Kemptville College, on January 15th, 2019. https://lyonsfuneralhome.ca
Ross Taylor, ‘50 grad of Osgoode, on Dec.30th, 2018 www.daleyffh.ca
Marion W. Creasy (nee: Phillips) ’64 Surrounded by her family, at Kingston General Hospital, on Friday December 14th, 2018. Marion Creasy, of Waupoos, at the age of 73.
John Campbell ‘55 from Vernon passed away. Peacefully at St. Jacques Nursing Home on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, John K. Campbell at the age of 83.
Betty Milne ‘55 , wife of Frank ’55. Peacefully at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Friday September 28, 2018. Betty Milne of Mountain.
Ted Gillan ‘56 Farmer of Fitzroy Twp. “70 years” and Graduate KAS 1956 class. Passed away in the Rosamond Unit of the Almonte General Hospital, at the age of 83 years.
Alan James Blezard ’65, The following info off of MacConbrey Funeral Home Ltd, Cobourg Ont. website; Alan April 15/1942— July31/ 2018 —– age 76.
Bill Leggette ’82, It is with great sadness that the family of Bill (William Edward) Leggette bring news of his passing on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018, at his happy place: the barn.
Richard “Healthy” Britton ’67, In loving memory of Mr. Richard Britton who passed away suddenly in his home on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at the age of 71.
John Newman ( passed away on Sat. April 28. Obit in the Ottawa Citizen.
Lawrence (Bud) Thompson ’57, Peacefully at the Woodland Villa in Long Sault on Sunday April 1, 2018 age 81 years.
Lynda Lyster, Class of ’67 Foods passed away after a short battle with lung cancer at the age of 71.
Allan Kenny, Class of ’64, Allan passed away peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by his family on Friday February 2, 2018.
Eleanor Susanne “Sue” Watson (nee Lees), Faculty. Sue Watson, in her 80th year, passed away peacefully on January 9th, 2018 at the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital.
Lois (Greig ) Grant, Class of ‘70 passed away November 6th, 2017 at the Kingston General Hospital. Her late husband Conrad was a ‘69 grad and their son Carl is a ‘92 grad.
Basil Wren, member of the faculty at the Kemptville Agricultural College for 30 years from 1967-1994. Basil passed peacefully in hospital in Barcelona on October 11, 2017 at 9:30 p.m. in his 83rd year.
Ian McCormick, Class of ’69 – Ian passed away September 30th, 2017. Sister of Mary Carver ‘67 grad. A private service was held.
Don Knapp died peacefully in his 95th year on Tuesday Aug 29/17 at Bayfield Manor in Kemptville. Don was the beloved husband of Jean, the love of his life, for 71 years. He graduated from OAC in Guelph, worked and taught at the College in the Engineering Dept.
Arnold Gamble, Class of ’47 – Proud veteran of WWII. Peacefully at the Perley-Rideau Veteran’s Health Centre on Thursday August 31, 2017 in his 96th year.
Jerry Albert, Class of ’66 – passed away August 29th, 2017, condolences to his wife Susan (Empey) Albert, Year ’65.
Michael ‘Mick’ Clitherow, Class of ’61 – (Proud Canadian Farmer) Sunday, July 23, 2017, in his 81st year.
Bruce Cummings, Class of ’57 – July 16, 2017. Retired from Central Experimental Farm after 37 years.
Maureen Ovens, Class of ’68 – July 22, 2017. Condolences to her husband Ron, family and friends. Maureen and Ron ran a berry farm for 38 years before retiring.
Gail (Ross) Zwicky, Class ’67 Food – After a lengthy illness on May 24, 2017.
Allan Somerville, Class of ’73 – Peacefully with family by his side on Monday April 24, 2017. Allan Somerville age 63 of Spencerville.
Richard Fraser, Class of ’66 – peacefully at the Queensway Carleton Hospital, after a brief illness, with his family by his side.
René Daoust, Class of ’76 – of Casselman; age 62 years. Suddenly at home on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.
Chris Cameron English, Class of ’76 – suddenly and peacefully after a long illness on February 6, 2017 at Kingston General Hospital.
Carol Crang, Class of ’69 – with her family by her side, Carol passed away peacefully at home in Gravenhurst, on Saturday, February 11, 2017, in her 69th year, dearly loved by her husband of 48 years Larry.