John Curran

John Curran

Saturday, December 21st, 1929 - Sunday, December 22nd, 2019
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John Curran
Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Royal Rose Retirement Home in Welland on Sunday,
December 22, 2019 at the age of 90 years. Beloved husband of Nancy (Carpenter). Dear and loving father of Julie Gibson, Christine Curran, John Curran (Colleen) and Andrea MacIntosh (Greg). Much loved stepfather to Sue Andrews (Harry) and Barb Berketo ( Brian Leonard) Cherished grandfather of Colin Braun (Kristi), Kara Balaga, Liam Gibson (Alisha), Emma Gibson, Kenneth Czaplicki (Krystle), Michael Czaplicki (Michelle), Kelsey Provencher (Sacha), Keigan Curran, Johnny Curran, Brittany Baranski (Mike) and Kyle Lucas (Torin). Loved step-grandfather to Sarah & Phillip Andrews and Dryden & Noah Berketo. Great grandfather of Kylee Brooksbank, Madison Braun, Devyn Braun, Kourtney Balaga, Thorin Balaga, Tripp Balaga, Adam John Gibson, Cecilia Gibson, Emerson Gibson, Grace Czaplicki, Kazimier Czaplicki, Emily Czaplicki, Sawyer Provencher, James Baranski and Bowen Lucas. John was predeceased by his first wife Joan Curran in 1999. Dearly missed by his brother Ged Curran (Sylvia) of Oldham, England and brother-in-law, Harry Shaw of Thorold.

John was an electrician at General Motors St. Catharines for 30 years. He was the co-founder of Pelham Soccer in the early 1970's and went on to coach many teams in the Niagara region. He coached the E.L. Crossley girls' soccer team, taking them to Hawaii in 2001 and to OFSSA in 2002 when he was well into his 70's. He was a proud member of the Robert Wood Singers and the Velvetones. John was a devoted member of the St. Alexander's Catholic Church choir where he served as cantor for more than 40 years. He loved playing golf and was a great supporter of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Manchester United FC and the Oldham Athletics (Latics). John was also a member of the Pelham Probus Club. John and Nancy travelled the world making many wonderful friends and memories. John's family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Royal Rose Place for their outstanding care and compassion.

Family and friends will gather at the PEDLAR FUNERAL HOME, 1292 Pelham Street, Fonthill on Friday, December 27th from 3 - 6:00 pm. The Funeral Mass will take place at St. Alexander's Catholic Church, 50
Pelham Town Square, Fonthill on Saturday, December 28th beginning at 10:30 am. Rite of Committal will follow at Fonthill Cemetery.

As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Steve Ludzik Parkinson's Foundation or the Alzheimer Society of Canada. Online condolences may be shared at
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  • Visitation

    Friday, December 27th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Friday, December 27th, 2019 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    James L. Pedlar Funeral Home
    1292 Pelham Street
    Fonthill, ON
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  • Service

    Saturday, December 28th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Saturday, December 28th, 2019 10:30am
    St. Alexander Roman Catholic Church
    50 Pelham Town Square
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  • Interment

    Fonthill Cemetery, Fonthill


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Stephanie JOnes

Posted at 11:10pm
Hello to the Currans,
Uncle John as we first called him, was a lovely fellow, and we enjoyed visiting his home in Fonthill. As I grew, he coached me in soccer twice. Once when I was a child, and again when I was a young woman.
I loved having him as a coach. He was positive, and he loved the sport. He was always encouraging, and he would run with us to get us motivated.
As I look back, he was a wonderful bloke, who did his best to help motivative me along the way, and I will miss him. I had no idea (when we are young we often don't) how much I would come to appreciate his kindness and drive. As an acting coach now, he has influenced my work!
Much love and condolences to you all! Hopefully he and my Dad are having a great discussion on sport out there in the after-life.
Stephanie Jones

Robert Laing

Posted at 07:29pm
Our deepest sympathies go out to Nancy at this sad time for her and the family.

Bob and Pat Laing

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Posted at 12:00pm
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Wayne and Carolyn Rohaly

Posted at 09:29am
Dear Nancy and family,
Our sincere condolences in the loss of your husband John. We still miss seeing you two on your walks in the neighbourhood.
May you cherish all the wonderful memories of John.
Thinking of you at this very difficult time.
Carolyn and Wayne Rohaly

Peggy Palmer

Posted at 09:17am
Nancy and family:
Kindly accept our sincere condolences. Nancy, the happy memories that you have of all your travel ventures are numerous.
John, was a wonderful and caring husband to you and you to him. Hugs Doug and Peggy

Nicola Jones Posted at 08:07am

Thinking of all of you Uncle John was larger than life growing up and although was reluctant to coach our soccer team ( big step from the boys to girls) ) when he finally did - he was tough , supportive & compassionate Will miss him ❤️

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