TORONTO — The foodservice industry is saddened by the passing of Bruce Curtis, 93, on September 19. Curtis joined Kraft Foods, where he enjoyed a 34-year career, made lifelong friends and mentored many of today’s foodservice leaders. Upon his retirement, Curtis became executive director of Friends of We Care Inc. (FOWC), elevating the awareness and fundraising success of the organization to new heights. His passion for the mission fuelled him and engaged him in a non-profit career that would shape his volunteer efforts moving forward. Upon retirement from FOWC, he was the recipient of its Gary Wright Humanitarian Award and a scholarship program was established in his name. Curtis went on to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity York Region, was a founding member of the Sutton Lions Club and, his proudest achievement, was raising funds for Kyle’s Fight, a fund to support research for neuroblastoma. Curtis is predeceased by his wife Peggy of 67 years and survived by his three children (his son David predeceased him) and several grandchildren.
A private family service and burial will be held on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date when the COVID-19 environment permits it. Friends and family may share their memories of Curtis at bit.ly/BruceDaltonCurtis as a way to connect with one another until a celebration of his life can take place. Donations can be made to the Southlake Regional Cancer Centre or the Alzheimer Society of Ontario.