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RIP Kathleen (Kay) Grant formerly Lockhart (Nee Straw)


 Obituary for Kathleen Grant

Kathleen “Kay” Grant (formerly Lockhart) nee Straw

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our sweet grandmother, who lived an amazing 100 years. In the late 1950’s Kay opened Lockhart’s Ladies Wear on Concession Street. Pre deceased by her husbands, Stewart Lockhart and Bill Grant, daughter Valerie Somerville and sister Ruth Hewson. Loving Grandma Kay to Bob and Debbie Curran, Bill and Sharon Curran, Kathy and Roger Caron, Cam and Darlene Curran and Susan Curran and George Mihalka. Cherished great grandma to Jennifer Sherman (Paul), Chris Curran (Julie), Bobby Curran (Haidy), Stephanie Curran, Andrew Curran, Mackenzie Curran, Beshelé Caron, Katie Caron, Nicole Caron (Alexander), Cameron Curran, Meaghan Curran, Veronica Hampson and Ethan Hampson and fifth generation great-great-grand babies Matthew Curran and Sloan Sherman. Special auntie to Marj and Kathy. Beloved friend of Mary Murray.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of the C.I.C.U at the Juravinksi Hospital.

In lieu of flowers, please give freely to the charity of your choice.

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RIP Norma Ellen Curran (Nee Somerville)


Obituary for Norma Curran

Peacefully at Sunrise Retirement Residence, Burlington on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at the age of 100. Beloved wife of the late William Curran (1991). Predeceased by her children Robert Curran (1995) and Patricia Curran (2005). Cherished grandmother of Robert, William, Kathleen, Cameron, Susan, Rob and Wayne and many great grandchildren. Norma will be dearly missed by her brother Richard Somerville, sister Lois Spencer, daughter-in-law Shirley Farmer, her nieces and nephews and many dear friends. Norma was 45 year member of the Burlington Golf and Country Club as well as a Life member of the I.O.D.E. Cremation has taken place. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Norma are asked to please consider the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice.
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Welcome to the World Matthew James Curran

BirthdayMatthew James Curran born May 7, 2015 to wonderful new parents Chris and Julie Curran.
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The Curran DNA Project

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I found an interesting website concerning Currans - -

This site is home to the Curran DNA Project and  is open to all families with this surname, of all spelling variations, and from all locations.  

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Looking for an Uncle and a Grandmother

Family TreeI am looking for information on an Uncle and Grandmother.I am looking for George Henry [perhaps Lamb] Curran born April 20th 1914 in Peterborough Ont. Also looking for Anne Elizabeth Curran [Lamb] .George would have been my Uncle , Annie would have been my Grandmother.
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Olaf of the Shoes

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One of the most famous of the Viking roving kings was Olaf Curran, ‘Olaf of the Shoes’
He was very fond of leather goods of the highest quality. Beautifully tanned Irish leathers were an important part of Dublin’s export business. A Christian, he was at one time King of both Dublin and Northumbria.
He was twice expelled from Northumbria and lost Dublin in 980 at the Battle of Tara. He died a penitent at the monastery of Iona in 981.
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Looking for Robert James Curran

Family TreeI am the son of Robert James Curran and have been estranged from him for over 7 years now.
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Haldimand-Norfolk Currans

Family TreeCurran families in Haldimand-Norfolk
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charles courtney curran

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painting by Charles Courtney Curran

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Ontario Currans?

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Hi there

I am looking for my great grandfather's second family. His name was Ray Curran, and came directly from Ireland. He married a girl in Cape Breton, and they had a couple of children, one of them, James,  my grandfather. He moved to Ontario and met another woman, married, had children and opened what I understood was a garage of some type. There is a possibility that his second family knows nothing about his first family. If you have a relative Ray Curran, red hair, was a baseball player in Ireland. Maybe he spoke of Cape Breton, I would love to hear from you. :) Thanks


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Ó Corráin, Corran, Curren, Currans, Currane, Curreen, Kirrane, O’ Corrin, O’Currane, O’Corren, Corrin

The Curran name, and its variations, are popular throughout Ireland, most particularly in county Donegal in the northern province of Ulster. The name comes from the Gaelic word “corradh” meaning ‘spear’. One of the most famous Irish Currans was John Philpot Curran, a barrister and a nationalist, whose daughter was engaged to Robert Emmett.


From Kenneth: The surname Curran appears to be patronymical in origin, and is believed to be associated with the Irish, meaning,"Grandson of Corran", a diminitive of "Coiradh (spear). Different spellings of the same name original surname are a common occurrence. Dictionaries of surnames indicate probable spelling variations of Curran to be Corran, Currane, Kirrane, Curreen, O'Currin, Curren,and Coiradh. Although bearers of the old and distinguished Curran name comprise a small fraction of the population, there are a number who have established for it a significant place in history.

They include: Simon Curran(O'Currin) (d.1302), Bishop of Kiljenora,Ireland.

Charles Courtney Curran (1861-1942) American painter of "perfume of the Rose", still hanging in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., "The Breezy Day"' in Philadelphia, and "Mountain Laurel."

John Philpot Curran (1750-1817) Irish orator and Judge who was a member of the Irish Parliament in 1783.

John Joseph Curran (1859-1936) ordained a priest in 1887, he spent the rest of his life as Curate and Pastor in the coal-mining area of Pennsylvania. He became famous for his support of miners and thier unions.

Amelia Curran(d.1847) She practiced painting only as an amateur, and her portrait of Percy Bysshe Shelly was exhibited in the National Portrait Exhibition in 1868.

Pearl Gildessleeve Curran (1875-1941) American composer who published about forty songs, many of them to her own texts. Her most successful works include," Dawn". "Life", "Rain", "Nursery Rhymes", and "Nocturne."

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