Obituaries — 21 June 2017
Joseph “Curtis” Chasowy

Joseph “Curtis” Chasowy

Curtis peacefully passed away after a brief illness with his family by his side on June 7, 2017 in his 64th year. He is survived by his wife Jane of 40 years, his much loved daughter Katie (Bryan), his mother Peggy of Dryden, ON and brothers Nicholas (Nancy) and David (Theresa) and sister in law Jackie Leach (Doug) of Kimberley, BC, by his aunts Bettianna Allin and Diane Hill. He was a cherished uncle to many nieces and nephews and numerous close friends.  Predeceased by his father Joe and sister Carol. Curtis retired from a rewarding 30-year teaching career in 2008. He had countless students at Norwich High School, Huron Park S.S., W.C.I., and I.D.C.I. He was a respected and loved teacher to many students, sharing with them his love of history and learning. He was an avid history and learning. He was an avid hockey player who finished the 2017 season playing four times a week. He truly loved the game and his teammates. 

Since retirement he enjoyed the ability to travel and close friends. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no formal funeral service.


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Chris Marchand is a native of Dryden, Ontario. He served his first newspaper internship at The Dryden Observer in 1998 while attending journalism studies at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops B.C. He's worked desks as both reporter and editor at the Fernie Free Press as well as filled the role of sports editor at the Cranbrook Daily Townsman. Marchand was named editor of the Dryden Observer in Aug. 2009.

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