Leonard (Curley) Gilbert
We are saddened to announce the passing on May 27, 2006 of Leonard (Curley) Casey after a short illness following surgery. Bert, as he was known to his Ottawa family, was born in Ottawa, Ontario May 22, 1920. He was the youngest of twelve children born to Edward and Katherine Casey.
Curley arrived in Terrace in 1942 with the Canadian Army 5th Field Engineers. On October 3, 1942 he married Margaret Little, daughter of Will and Margaret Little of Terrace, B.C.
Curley worked for many years for the City of Terrace as works foreman during which time he was an active member of the Volunteer Fire Department, becoming chief and Terrace’s first paid fire chief. He later moved to head up the fire prevention program with Twin River Timber (Canadian Cellulose).
Curley was active in the community with amateur sport, the Kinsmen Club (of which he was a charter member), the Happy Gang Centre and the Royal Canadian Branch 13. He was a strong supporter of many community fund raisers and charitable programs.
His wife, parents and all eleven of his brothers and sisters predeceased Curley.
Curley and Marg are survived by their children; Bill
(Ruthie) of Leduc Alberta, Mike (Kath) of Golden B.C., Pat (Sue) of Terrace B.C. and Tom (Hea-Ryun) of Chilliwack B.C. and eight grandchildren.
Interment was at the Terrace Municipal Cemetery. Memorial service was held Monday, June 5, 2006.