April 25, 1932
– May 3, 2016
The beautiful Arrow Lakes and West Kootenays have sung a temporary farewell to a grand native son, Curry Morton. Curry passed away unexpectedly at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, Trail, B. C., at midnight on May 3, 2016, leaving behind his devoted wife of 60 years, Pat, and his loving family and many friends. His parents, Francis Llewellen Morton and Lottie Minor Morton had raised 5 sons, with Curry as the youngest and last to survive.
Curry was an avid outdoorsman, having grown up on the farm; he there learned to make poles, gaining experience for his vocation of Tree Faller, and later for building a magnificent Log Home in Blewett, a “dream home” for Pat and himself—a place where he and Pat could extend their gifts of Hospitality to everyone.
Curry was a man of many talents: He attended Art School to further his hobbies of creating pencil-sketches, and of working inventively with varied media. He loved Music, of all genres. And it was no secret that Curry was an expert Whip-Master, a skill he acquired whilst helping to raise 400 cattle.
Curry was gainfully employed by the City of Nelson for 23 years. His off-hours were dedicated to exploring and reading all that he could about the history of his beloved corner of the province. Upstanding and honest, Curry was a walking encyclopedia, often consulted to verify and recount the people-stories and place-names which were part of Arrow Lakes Lore.
Down-to-Earth and authentic, Curry has been an exemplary father to Terry (Jan), and a proud grandfather of Lindsay (Brad) and Taylor, and great-grandchildren, Sierra and Emma. His kindness and generosity have been felt by numerous children and families, especially “The Nesbitt Kids,” Arne, Jackie and Art, whom Team Morton helped to raise.
To begin his Retirement Years, Curry moved to Castlegar with Pat, and valued the excellent medical care which he received in this area. He will remain in the city which he so enjoyed: Interment will take place at a later date.
Curry was a man of integrity, a Believer. A Special Mass spoken by Fr. Aaron De Dios, in Nakusp, at Catholic Church, Our Lady of Lourdes. A Celebration of his life has taken place at Kinnaird Church of God, Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, B. C., Monday, May 9, officiated by Reverend Cynthia Pelletier.