Kenora Great War Project


Personal Details
Date of BirthAugust 17, 1893
Place of BirthLukov, Czechoslovakia
Service Details
Death Details
Date of DeathDecember 3, 1972
Age at Death79

Curik, Joseph

Joseph Curik was born on 17 August 1893 in Lukov, Czechoslovakia. He immigrated to Canada in June of 1923, with his wife Alzbeta (Elizabeth) (née Kolar) and children Marie and Kvetoslavo following in May of 1924. The family settled in Kenora with Joseph finding work at the Lake of the Woods Milling Company in nearby Keewatin.

Predeceased by his son Kvetoslavo in 1947 and his wife Elizabeth in 1964, Joseph died in the Victoria Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba on 3 December 1972. At the time of his death he was survived by his daughter Mary Sutyla of Winnipeg, four grandchildren, one great grandchild, and his sister Anna in Czechoslovakia. Along with his son and wife, Joseph is interred in the Lake of the Woods Cemetery in Kenora, Ontario.

Joseph’s obituary stated that he had served overseas in WW1, details unknown.

By Judy Thorburn