The Passing of G. A.
Mr. George A. Curtis died at his
home, Norfolk Street south, about 9 o'clock Tuesday evening after a brief
He had apparently recovered from
the indisposition of last summer, which necessitated the disposing of his
grocery business, which he had successfully conducted for over 40 years.
His sudden collapse was reported
around town on Tuesday, but the announcement of his death came as a great
shock to his many friends.
He leaves a wife, and two sons,
Leigh of Dauphin, Manitoba, and George at home; two brothers, Frank E.,
barrister of Simcoe, and Harcourt of Montreal.
As a youth he was an athlete. He
early identified himself with the old 39th Regiment and rose to the rank
of major. In politics he was a Conservative of the old school; in religion
an Anglican, and a member of Trinity Church, in which he held many
He also served at the council board
and for some time was county auditor. He was a member of Norfolk Lodge No.
10, A. F. and A. M., and was also an Oddfellow.
The funeral arrangements are being
held pending the arrival of his son Leigh from the West and will be
The funeral of the late George A.
Curtis, who died on Tuesday evening, 30 Mar 1920, was held on Sunday,
Apr 1920, from his late residence, Norfolk Street South, to Trinity church
for service, thence to Oakwood Cemetery for interment.
The services were in charge of
Rev. A. B. Farney.
The pallbearers were ex-Mayor A. T. Sihler,
Innes, K.C., Norman Counter, E. H. Jackson,
W. C. J. King and W. Y.
Mr. and Mrs.
Leigh Curtis and six-year-old son, who left Dauphin, Manitoba last week
with the expectation of being present at the funeral of the former's
father, were unable to get through on time owing to a storm blockade at
in Simcoe on the last car Sunday night. Mr. Curtis informs the Reformer
that owing to pressure of business, they are compelled to leave for the
west again on Saturday morning.