It is with great sadness that we announce the passing on August 30th, 2015 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, BeshelÃ© 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.
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.
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.
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