Former Brockville police chief passes away

Former Brockville police chief Gerry Curtis passed away April 17 at the age of 91.

Gerry Curtis, a former Brockville police chief, died on April 17 at the age of 91.

He leaves behind his beloved wife, Marjorie (Godkin) Curtis, children Sherri Curtis, Bill Curtis (Patricia) and Cathy Curtis, as well as a number of grandchildren, great grand children, and extended familt.

“Gerry was a man of strong faith,” reads his obituary. “He loved his family, church family, the City of Brockville and its citizens whom he served faithfully for almost 40 years.” 

Particularly following his retirement, Curtis enjoyed travelling. The final trip he and his wife Marj took was a deluxe river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam, with extensions to Holland and Belgium.

“He loved his cottage on Charleston Lake, which he built,” the obituary continues. Curtis was proud that the lake he loved is still enjoyed by four generations of family members.

Curtis was a proud Rotarian and a Paul Harris Fellow.  He was a life member and Past Master of the |Salem Masonic Lodge, and served as a volunteer throughout his life, including as a minor hockey coach and as a volunteer at the Brockville General Hospital.

In memory of Gerry, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. Lawrence Anglican Church would be greatly appreciated by the family. 

A Masonic service, a visitation, and a celebration of life will be held on April 22. The full obituary is available on the Braclay Funeral Home website.

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