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Memorable Manitobans: Ronald Thomas Curtis (1930-2003)

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Ronald T. Curtis
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Community activist.

Born at Winnipeg on 27 June 1930, son of John “Jack” Curtis (1890-1965) and Violet Ida White (1897-1973), he attended Isaac Brock School and graduated from Kelvin High School (1948). Over the course of his 38-year career with Manitoba Hydro, he was a director and president of Hy-Line Credit Union, director of the Credit Union League of Manitoba, chairman of the Credit Union Stabilization Fund, director and president of the Cooperative Credit Union Society of Manitoba, and director and vice-president of the National Association of Canadian Credit Unions. He was also a board member and president of the Manitoba Heart and Stroke Foundation, director and vice president of the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Award of Canada from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. He was an avid golfer, bowler, photographer and coach of youth sports programs. He died at Winnipeg on 17 August 2003.

Sources:

Obituary [John Curtis], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 June 1965, page 40.

Obituary [Violet Ida Curtis], Winnipeg Free Press, 5 November 1973, page 14.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 August 2003.

“They will never be forgotten” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2003, page A6.

We thank Jeff Curtis for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 27 October 2020

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