May 8, 1947 – March 6, 2014
On March 6, 2014 during an around the world adventure, Ed died suddenly of cardiac arrest at Seminyak Beach, Bali.
Ed was born in Vancouver, B.C. He attended Sir Matthew Begbie School and Templeton Secondary School, and then went onto U.B.C. He lived in Britain from 1971 – 1976. He got his library degree in Aberystwyth, Wales and later did his Masters of Library Science at U.B.C.
Ed moved to Terrace in 1979 to run the Terrace Public Library for 29 years. Ed lived to serve the people of Terrace. He was a very caring, loving, loyal person, willing to help anyone.
Ed married Wendy Berg in 1993. After being a bachelor for many years he “loved being married”.
His enthusiasm for life and friends was shown through all his contributions at the library, bush league hockey, the library Bookworm softball team, the ham radio club, The Heritage Park Museum, his technological and car advice, and his passion for all things sterophile. A great reference man, Ed will recently be remembered for constantly pulling out his i-Pod Touch and Googling for answers to all kinds of questions.
Ed was thoughtful and kind. More than anything he liked to tease and make all of us laugh.
Ed was predeceased by his father John Dennis Curell. Ed leaves behind his loving family, mother Joan, wife Wendy Berg, step-daughter Katrina O’Byrne, brother Patrick (Rosineli) Curell and nephew John, brother Steve (Lori) Curell and nieces Morgan & Ali, father-in-law and mother-in-law Erling & Margaret Berg, sister-in-law June (Sam) Pullano, brother-in-law Allan (Amy) Berg, Aunt Audrey Cole and family in Alberta, Aunt Patricia Barnes and Uncle John (Anne) Perry and their families in England, numerous nieces and nephews, and his life-long friend Ray (Joyce) Shimokura. Ed was close to his family and was great at keeping in touch with everyone.
He is greatly missed by his family and numerous friends. Ed will always be in the hearts and minds of those who knew him.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE will be held at The Terrace Arena Banquet room at 2:00 pm, May 10, 2014. Donations can be made to R.E.M. Lee Foundation, The Heritage Museum Society or Terrace Public Library.