PEI Curling Community loses one of its most valued members (Journal)

The Journal Pioneer

SUMMERSIDE – Well-known Summerside curler Barbara Currie is being remembered as a great lover and promoter of the sport.
Currie, who won several provincial curling titles, passed away Wednesday at Prince County Hospital after a short battle with cancer. She was 59.
Former teammate Beverley Millar said Currie was an outstanding skip and friend.
“I get kind of choked up,” said Millar, who curled with Currie for more than 30 years. “She was my best friend, really, one of my best friends.
“As a curler, she was very competitive. One thing I remember, if we lost a game Ann (Currie) on the team said it wasn’t in the stars. And this wasn’t in the stars.”
Currie, sister-in-law Ann, sister Marlene Noye, and Millar won P.E.I. Scott Tournament of Hearts titles in 1984 and ’86.
Millar said Currie worked tirelessly to ensure the sport’s growth on P.E.I.
“She was very dedicated and loved the sport,” added Millar. “I can’t get it through my head that she’s gone.”
Currie curled out of Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club. As a skip, she also won P.E.I. senior curling titles in 2007-08, 2005-06 and 2004-05. She was also an avid volunteer in the Island curling community.
She was secretary of the Summerside Curling Club women’s branch for several years and became branch president for the 1977-78 season.
A founding member of the P.E.I. Curling Hall of Fame and Museum, Currie received the Scott Appreciation Award in 2000. She was named a lifetime member of the P.E.I. Curling Association in 2006.
Her funeral takes place Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Moase Funeral Home in Summerside.


Barbara Mae Currie


Barbara Mae Currie
Barbara Mae Currie

Currie – The death occurred at the Prince County Hospital, Summerside, on Wednesday, February 3, 2010, of Barbara Currie, of Summerside, aged 59 years. Born in Alberton, she was the daughter of the late Winston and Mae (Boulter) Currie. Survived by sisters, Joan (John) Leger, Burlington, ON; Frances (Fred) Schultz, Ottawa, ON; brother, Douglas Currie, Summerside; nephews, Morgan (Cathy), Reese (Tara), Paul (Ruth), Craig (Shelly); nieces, Stephanie, Natalie and Lise (Chris). Predeceased by her sister-in-law, Ann Currie. Resting at the Moase Funeral Home, Summerside, where funeral service will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Interment later in Peoples Cemetery, Summerside. Visiting hours Friday from 6-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Prince County Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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