CURRAN, Cyril Patrick
March 22, 1936 – September 25, 2017
Cyril Patrick Curran passed away suddenly in Drumheller on September 25, 2017 at the age of 81 years. Cyril is lovingly remembered by his children Michele (John) Ricard, Brian Curran, Trish (Pat) Deagle and their children Jonathan, Jordan, Kevin, and Brad; Angela (Ron) Feledichuk and their children Paul (Kelly and daughter Emma), Daryn, Michael, Sarah, and Mark; Annalisa (Tim) Sherman and their children Christopher, Tessa, Meghan, Claire, and Brenna; Jane (Brent) Kopec and their children Alyssa and Kira; and many brothers and sisters both here and in Ireland.
He was predeceased by the love of his life, his wife Joan.
Dad was a renaissance man who loved life, from car racing on the Amalfi coast, to steer wres-tling at the Calgary Stampede, to flying a plane. He supplemented his life of adventure with reading, listening to opera, tennis, and playing golf. Dad was a visionary and man of action and never shied away from correcting a wrong.
He was born in Ireland and immigrated to Toronto, Canada with Joan, “The Bride.” He worked at the Toronto Stockyards and then moved to CDM as a manager in Lethbridge. From there he co-owned Parsons & Curran and was involved in Red Deer Feedlot. He owned and operated Lacombe, Veteran, and Hanna auction marts.
When Joan became ill, they moved to Brooks and he changed his career as a financial advisor. With Joan’s passing Dad became very interested in technology, specifically solar energy, which occupied much of his time in the last few years.
Dad never lived in the past and when challenges came he would just say “Next” and look on toward the future. He loved his children and his grandchildren with every bit of his heart. We all loved him so dearly. We are glad you and mom are together, again forever. You always said “It’s hard to kill a bad thing.” You, admittedly were never a saint, but obviously this quote didn’t apply to you. Sláinte.
A Funeral Service was held at St. Patrick’s Parish, (1414 Shawnessy Blvd SW), on Friday, Sep-tember 29, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.