Sheldon James CURRAN was born on February 27, 1952 in Halifax, Nova Scotia and was raised in Charlottetown, PEI. In 1969, Sheldon sought out adventure, picked up roots and joined the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry “PPCLI” and served with the Royal Canadian Regiment “RCR” in Petawawa, Ontario. This was the beginning of his long standing years of service for Canada and the community.
Sheldon served overseas including two tours in Cypress, one in Egypt and was deployed in response to the FLQ Crisis in 1970. He remained in active service where he met his soon to be bride in Calgary. On June 21, 1974, Sheldon married Linda Ann Gillert in a small ceremony in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan where they settled down to raise their family.
Linda and Sheldon raised two boys, Ryan Bud Curran and James “Jae” Edward Curran. Being a proud veteran and having a strong sense of community, Sheldon applied to be a correctional officer with the Saskatchewan Federal Penitentiary in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He graduated from the Solicitor General Induction Training in Edmonton, Alberta in December of 1977 before embarking on his career.
Serving as a federal correctional officer became an extension of his military service before retiring with a combined time of over 33 years of devotion. To pass the time, Sheldon was well received as a longstanding member with The Royal Canadian Legion. He was known for his friendly disposition, witty personality and generosity among the members.
Living for his grandchildren left him beaming with pride and sapped of energy. It was the highlight of his week when he had the opportunity to FaceTime with family and visit over the holidays.
Sheldon is survived by his loving wife, of 49 years, Linda.
His youngest son, Jae and his family JoAnne Beaulieu, son Logan, daughters Julia and Brooklyn. Oldest son, Ryan and his family, wife Victoria, daughters Alivia and Aria. His brother, Jackie Curran. His sister, Mary Auldene Lefebvre and her husband Jill, sons Robert and Jill Jr.