Thomas William "Tom" Curtis
1943 - 2021
Thomas William "Tom" Curtis
Visitation Information
October 3, 2021
Visitation Time
6-8 PM
Visitation Location
Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro
Service Information
Service Date
Monday, October 4, 2021
Service Time
2:00 PM
Service Location
Truro Heights United Baptist Church, 343 Truro Heights Road, Truro Heights
Burial Information
Burial Date
October 4, 2021
Burial Location
Truro Heights Cemetery, 343 Truro Heights Road, Truro Heights
Requested Charity
Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or Charity of Choice
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Thomas William "Tom" Curtis – 78, Truro, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, September 29, 2021, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Chelmsford, New Brunswick, he was a son of the late Silas and Margaret (Gallan) Curtis.

Tom was a member of Truro Heights United Baptist Church where he had sung in the choir. He worked with RM Paints, CIL Paints, ICI Paints and then with PPG Paints as Regional Sales Manager from where he retired in 1999. Not one to sit idle, he began working with Vintage Mouldings and then he worked at AJ Walker & Son as manager of their small engine and pump repair department. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed all that nature had to offer, including hunting, fishing, trapping, snowmobiling and motorcycling. He and Elva enjoyed many of these activities together, especially the trips around the United States and Canada on the motorcycle. He also tinkered with auto body repair and custom painting.

Tom is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Elva (Hall); children, Susan Curtis-Smith (Todd Smith), Lower Truro; Dwayne (Kelly) Curtis, Enfield; granddaughter, Dominique Eleanor Smith; brother, Dorwin Curtis, West Bank, British Columbia; sister-in-law, Esther Curtis, Edmonton, Alberta; brother-in-law, Harold Rodd, Truro; many nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Leon Curtis; sisters, Phyllis (Reg) Peterson, Louise (Fred) Mowbray, Winnifred (Donald) Sprague, Nora (Roy) MacLeod, Betty Rodd.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where Tom’s family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Sunday, October 3, 2021. (Please use the main doors of the funeral home, wear a mask and provide your name and phone number to the funeral home staff; thank you for your co-operation.)

Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Monday, October 4, 2021, at Truro Heights United Baptist Church, 343 Truro Heights Road, Truro Heights, Reverend Connie Stewart officiating. (Proof of double vaccination must be presented before entry to the church and masks must be worn; thank you for your co-operation.) Webcasting of the funeral service will be available at 1:55 p.m., Monday, October 4, 2021 and will remain on this site for some time.

Interment in Truro Heights Cemetery. If so desired, donations in Tom’s memory to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or charity of choice are welcomed. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Tom’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at:



Thomas William "Tom" Curtis