John Glennie Curry

04-Jan-1947 - 05-Feb-2022

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John Glennie Curry

John Glennie Curry
January 4, 1947 - February 5, 2022

John, son of the late Leo and Mary Curry, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 5th at the Almonte General Hospital. He is survived by his brother James (Christy Carlson), and his sister Jane Hill (Stephen, deceased). John was a dear uncle to Patrick Hill (Erin Connelly), Kate Hill (Tyler MacEachern), Robert Hill (Raelyne Dopko), great-uncle to Emma, Liam, Harper, Leo, Max and Evelyn, and best friend to John Brummell.

As the editor and publisher of the Stittsville News, John recognized the importance of community and of telling the stories of his community. He was a dedicated school board trustee for over 20 years with the Ottawa Catholic School Board.

John was a selfless and kind-hearted man who will be remembered by his family and friends as a tireless journalist, storyteller, historian, an advocate for inclusive Catholic education and a pillar of his community.

Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home – Kanata Chapel,580 Eagleson Road, Kanata ON, K2M 1H4, 613-591-6580 on Friday, February 11, 2022 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm. Funeral Mass to Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Saturday , February 12 , 2022 at 10 am. Pursuant to vaccinated attendance regulations, advanced registration is required for the visitation and Funeral Mass at the following links:

All pandemic protocols are being followed and respected; masks are required, social distancing is to be respected and maintained.**

Funeral Mass will be livestreamed at
Donations to CHEO or to a charity of your choice in John’s memory may be made.

Funeral Details

  • Visitation

    Kelly Funeral Home - Kanata Chapel

    Event Times:

    11-Feb-2022 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    11-Feb-2022 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Funeral Mass

    Holy Spirit Parish

    Event Times:

    12-Feb-2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Condolences from family and friends

Posted by JOHN MCGURRAN | 11-Mar-2022

Dear James and Jane, I offer sincere condolences on the loss of your brother, John. Our family lived on Keenan and walked past your house daily en route to Our Lady of Fatima. John and I were classmates there and at St Pius X, along with a sizeable number of other boys from the parish. The last time I saw John was likely at our high school grad in 1964. Today, I looked back at the St Pius yearbooks from the early 1960s and was reminded of John's prowess on the basketball court, not to mention academic achievements. Judging from what I have read here, in the intervening 50+ years, John made an indelible mark on his community and will be sorely missed. Rest in peace, John. John McGurran, Calgary

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Posted by Kathleen McDermott-Hotte | 17-Feb-2022

We offer our sincere condolences and our deepest sympathy to John’s family. I first met John in August 2015. My Husband, Daughter and I had just relocated to Kanata from Oakville (West Toronto suburb), to exit the corporate rat-race and to enjoy Ottawa’s slower pace of life. And, after having gone to Masses at 2 other Churches, over the previous 4-5 weeks (Kanata North and Kanata South), we stumbled upon Holy Spirit Church, while driving around. And, we liked it so much that we registered as Parishoners, a few weeks later. John was the Head Usher at the 5:00pm Mass on Saturday and I soon became that Mass’s “slide turner”. Several months later, we encountered each other, surprisingly, at the monthly CSPA Meeting, where he was a Presenter that month. John was always friendly and we chatted during the break, that evening. He spoke very highly of Stittsville and of Sacred Heart HS, too. And as a result, of those discussions, that evening ——only 3-years after we settled-in, in Kanata——we moved to….Stittsville (where Wynter is now in Grade-10 at…..Sacred Heart). We miss John’s presence at the 5:00pm Saturday evening Mass….and his smile, too! Sincerely, Kathleen McDermott-Hotte (Michel Hotte and Wynter)

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