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CURELL, John Patrick "Pat"

CURELL, John Patrick

April 11, 1928 ~ February 12, 2020

Born in the family home located at the NW corner of Ethel and Lawson Streets in Kelowna. Patrick moved to Edmonton in 1950 where he met his first wife and started his family of four. The family moved back to Kelowna in 1962. Patrick was active in sports, a lover of the outdoors, and enjoyed life to its’ fullest. He was predeceased by his parents Daniel and Gladys May, his sister Eileen, his stepmother “Kay”, and his second wife Terri-Lynne. Patrick is survived by his first wife Liz, and his children Brian Patrick, Robert Daniel (Bettina), Jane Elizabeth (David), and David John.

A celebration of Patrick’s life will be held at a later date. Donations can be made in memory of Patrick to the BC Cancer Foundation, www.bccancer.bc.ca or the Alzheimer Society of BC, alzheimer.ca/en/bc. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the team of Mountainview Village who took care of Patrick since October 2017. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com.

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Condolence Messages
  • Feb 25, 2020
    To the Curells, I am so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of days long ago up at Big White, all the families and kids crammed into the little day lodge. Your Dad always had a warm smile and kind words for everybody. With heartfelt sympathy, Wendy Zeman (Coulthard)
  • Feb 22, 2020
    To The Curell family. Please accept our condolences and I hope with the change of scenery, Pat's Gin Game improves.....
    George Bradley & Carol Sprecher.
  • Feb 20, 2020
    Bob, Bettina, and Family
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
    Sue Ficociello
  • Feb 19, 2020
    Brian, Bob. Jane and David, may you enjoy for all of the years to come the good memories of growing up with your Dad in Kelowna, He was admired by so many for his great sense of humour, camaraderie and his good nature.
    Thinking of you all.
    Geord Holland
  • Feb 19, 2020
    Bob, Brian and all the family
    My condolences on the loss of your Dad. I know it's difficult when the end finally comes, even if expected.
    Brenda Milledge
  • Feb 19, 2020
    Bob and Bettina
    So sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. He was one of the first people I met at the KGCC. Always a friendly person. Thoughts are with you and the family.
    Linda Mitchell
  • Feb 17, 2020
    Bob and Family
    Sorry to hear of your loss, I can still see Pat running up and down the left wing at the Western Canada soccer championships.
    Brian August
  • Feb 17, 2020
    Pat's Family, I too remember the noon badminton games, the golf trips. and the years on the board of the Kelowna golf club where he was a good mentor, miss you at coffee. Jim Greenlay
  • Feb 17, 2020
    Bob and the rest of the family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Sandy and Judi Grindlay
  • Feb 16, 2020
    So sorry to hear of the passing of one of my favorite members at the Kelowna Golf & Country Club. He was such a wonderful man, he always took the time to have a chat and a laugh. I will miss him and his sense of humor...
    Carol Andersen
  • Feb 16, 2020
    Bob and Bettina:
    We are saddened to hear of your Dad's passing. He was an extraordinary man. There are many in our community who will deeply mourn his passing as his was a life of service, wit, compassion and excellence. Pat‘s upbeat personality and humour will always be remembered. You have our heartfelt sympathy for your loss.
    Darryl & Shary Ruff
  • Feb 16, 2020
    Condolences to Bob and family. Pat and I crossed paths many times over many years. A man with a zest for life and as John says above "a Kelowna original".
    Mike Fredrickson
  • Feb 15, 2020
    Bob,David and Family
    Sorry for your loss. Deepest condolences.
    The Ellis family (near and far)
  • Feb 15, 2020
    Bobby and Curell Family..........Rest in Peace Pat and I'm sorry for your loss.
    Larry Langton
  • Feb 15, 2020
    Curell family, sorry to hear about Pat. I enjoyed Pat's company at Sat. golf for 30 years along with his Irish wit and humour plus many a good party. We spent a holiday with Pat in Mexico golfing, watching the sunsets and having a few drinks. Rest in Peace. Marie and Barrie Black
  • Feb 15, 2020
    So sorry for you loss. It has brought back some of the greatest noon hours of my life .....playing babminton with 6 or 8 of us across from Calona wines and having so many laughs that brought us to tears. Pat's humour brought most of it on.
    Vern Boehlke
  • Feb 15, 2020
    Jane, David and all of the Curell Family, I would like to offer my condolences on the passing of your Dad. I have known Pat for many years and was part of the morning coffee group he met with regularly. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this very sad time.
    Bren Witt
  • Feb 14, 2020
    Bob & Family, truly enjoyed knowing your Dad for the last 30-40 years and having the experience of playing a number of rounds over the years sprinkled with rather enjoyable sense of humour! Will miss him with his buddies in the Men's Room! My sincere condolences!
    Dave C.
  • Feb 14, 2020
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Domenic and Lina Rampone
  • Feb 14, 2020
    Peace Be With Curell Family. Another Kelowna Original at Rest. John Jefferies
  • Feb 14, 2020
    Brian, Robert, Jane and David, sincere condolences to you on your loss of your Dad. I have known him for many years and fought many an election with him. I know the past few years have been tough but it's over now. RIP John Patrick.
    David Langton