Frank Leslie Curtis, “Les” died peacefully at Victoria General Hospital on Tuesday, January 1, 2019.
Born in Victoria on September 18, 1924, Les was an avid fisherman, a passion that stemmed from his youth, fishing off the waters of Dallas Road in his rowboat. Les grew up in Victoria and after serving his country in W.W.II returned home where he married Joyce Riddle in October 1949 and raised their 4 boys. In retirement, Les and Joyce moved to Fanny Bay where they enjoyed many happy years with newfound friends.
Predeceased by Joyce in 1999, after 49 years of marriage, Les continued life in Fanny Bay volunteering in the community for several organizations, including the Bayne Sound Lions and the OAP. In 2014, at the age of 90, Les moved back to Victoria to be closer to family. Les loved his family, especially his Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren, fishing, a good game of crib, a good laugh with friends and “Happy Hour”. Those who had the pleasure of knowing Les will always remember his kind caring ways, sense of humour and smile.
Les leaves behind 4 loving sons, Cliff (Joan), Kevin (Janice), Terry (Sally), Mark (Nola) and their families.
Celebrations of life will be scheduled for the Spring for both Victoria and Fanny Bay, with notices being posted closer to the date.
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
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28 January 2019
I am sorry to hear of your loss. Your dad was a wonderful man who enjoyed life to the fullest. He was happy no matter what he did. Hugs to you all. Karen & Rick
15 January 2019
John and I want to send you are prayers at this time. No matter what age it is never easy to lose a parent. I am so lucky to have connected with him again after he moved into Alexander Mackie. Your dad was an original. We always enjoyed his wicked sense of humour. I am sure he is sitting with the old guard and they are sharing a drink and a laugh. I will miss you Uncle Les.
8 January 2019
Uncle Les had an enormous heart and always managed to see the bright side of life. Family was everything to him - especially if it involved fishing, it seemed.
I loved his mischievous sense of humour and his funny little giggle. He was one of the most beautiful people in my life and I will miss him.