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CURREN, James E (RED) - James Edward Curren (Red) went to dance with his angel on November 13, 2010, after more than 85 years of living a fulfilling life. Jim was a devoted husband to Mary Ellen Curren (May 2010), and the proud dad of Fred, Janis and Craig (Gosse), Dan and Heather and John and Wendy. He was the comical and proud Poppa of Jennifer, Justin, Mandy, Duncan and Bradley. Jim grew up in Windsor, Ontario. He ventured off as a young man, with two goals, one was to serve his country and the second was to represent his country. By the age of 27 he had accomplished both of his goals. He served in Burma with the RCAF, Squadron 435 and upon returning to Windsor, he met and married his princess, shortly before representing his country as a member of the Canadian Olympic Basketball team in Helsinki Finland in 1952. Jim demonstrated loyalty, fairness and pride in all aspects of his life and was always able to focus on the positive. He worked hard and he played hard. He continually rose to the challenges that were presented to him. Jim enjoyed sports, working with his hands, teaching himself the computer, and most of all he cherished his family. Over the years Red demonstrated courage, strength and determination. He loved to laugh, be with his family and enjoyed the visits with a special gang of friends. The family will receive friends at OSTRANDER FUNERAL HOME, 43 Bidwell St., Tillsonburg, (519)842-5221 on Thursday November 18 2010 from 7-9 and again at St John's Anglican Church on Friday November 19 2010 from 10-11. Funeral service will be held at St. John's Anglican Church on Friday November 19 2010 at 11 a.m. with Father Bill Ward officiating. Internment Tillsonburg Cemetery. At the family's request memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to Salvation Army or St. John's Anglican Church, Tillsonburg. Personal condolences may be made at “Don't cry for me because it is over, smile because it happened“ 9642110
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