Curtis Dean Temple
Curtis Dean Temple passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 at the age of 61 years, after a long and courageous battle with Lung Cancer. Curtis touched our lives in many different ways as a Father, Husband, Son, Little Brother, Big Brother, Cousin, Uncle, Nephew and friend. To say the least, Curtis was a big personality with an even bigger smile and sense of humor.
Curtis had an amazing passion for life and put his all into everything that he did. Some of the most memorable times centered around Curt’s love of cooking; the feasts he would prepare were unbelievable and often included Curt’s unique spin on an already great recipes. He loved to work on cars, motorcycles and had a deep love of aviation…the number of hobby cars and motorcycles he built (and rebuilt) is astonishing! Although, his true passion was Scuba diving. He was an accomplished diver with many awards and accreditations, he had reached the highest level of diving certifications and was a remarkable resource to the Scuba industry; his love of diving and passion for instructing touched hundreds of people that he introduced to the amazing under-water world that he loved so much! His Scuba shop, “Scuba Guys”, was a huge part of his life and brought a great deal of pride, fun and sense of adventure to him and anybody that walked through the door!
Curtis will be deeply missed by his son, Brandon who he loved more than anything; and his life-long love, Carrie. Curtis will also be sorely missed by his sister, Laurel (Duane, Kyla); brother, Rod (Tracy, Alia, Matthew); brother, Todd (Allie, Kaitlin, Evan, Taryn); cousin and close friend, Keith; aunts, Darlene and Joyce; close friends: Brent, Rob, Gary, and Paul; his constant companion, Roxy (his lap dog); as well as many, many others.
A Celebration of Curt’s Life will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, Curtis would have liked to have any donations be made to the Allan Blair Cancer Centre c/o Pasqua Hospital, 4101 Dewdney Ave, Regina, SK S4T 7T1 www.cancerfoundationsask.ca. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Andrew Pratt Funeral Director 306-693-4550
I cannot believe that Curt is gone I played trumpet with him and Brent Giglioni for many years in the Moose Jaw Lions band. I knew of his love of cars the last year I played in the band with him he was very proud of his green 72 Chevelle . I would stop by on occasion at the scuba shop on high street . He was a very good man and will be missed by all to the Temples my sincere condolences.
Greg, thank you so much for your kind words and good memories.
Laurel Scharfenberg (sister) and Curtis Temple Family
Our deepest condolences to the Temple family. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time. Time will heal the sorrow you feel today, but the good memories of Curtis will remain in your hearts forever. May he Rest In Peace.
Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers. We have lots of good memories.
Laurel Scharfenberg and the Curtis Temple Family
We are so sorry to learn of Curtis’s death. He was a wonderful guy whom I once had the pleasure of teaching. When he was a young guy, he occasionally babysat our kids when his sister couldn’t make it, and our kids loved him because he got down on the floor and played with them, even teaching them how to burp on purpose! Our sincere condolences to his family on the loss of a man who accomplished much in his life.
Thank you for your sympathy and kind memories.
His grin always put the grumpiest people in total laughter and joy.
Hard working handsome fun loving man. A Treasure to all his soul touched. May the memories of this incredible individual remain eternally.
Thank you for your kind words.
It is hard to believe Curtis is gone, it was only a couple of months ago he teased me at Canadian Tire in his fun joking way. Curtis taught me how to Scuba dive and was an amazing instructor and accomplished Dive Master, his many stories of his dives made the classes fun. He gave so many safety tips that you couldn’t get from a book that stuck in my mind and guided me when I dove, I will always remember him.
My sincere condolences to all the family and close friends. My prayers go out to you all. Rest easy Curtis.
Thank you for your kind words. His legacy will truly live on in the people who learned to dive with him.
Curt was my scuba instructor. I will always remember his ear to ear grin and infectious laugh. You never had to guess what Curt was thinking about something because he always gave his honest opinion.
To Brandon and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad was one of a kind and will be missed.
Thank you for your condolence. We will and do miss him already.
Our heartfelt condolences to the Temple family.
From Laurel Scharfenberg, Rod and Todd Temple, and Brandon Temple
So very sorry to hear of Curtis’s passing Carrie! Sending my heartfelt condolences to you and your family!
So sorry for your loss. Sincere condolences to family and friends.
I’m deeply sadden to learn of the passing of a fine and incredible man who re energized my passion for diving . My deepest condolences, thoughts, and prayers to Brandon, family , and friends during this time and always . You will be missed !
Curtis was my instructor and mentor in scuba diving and helped me reach the level of OWI. I can tell you how I miss our talks at the dive shop and even now receiving his joke messages. His personality and smile were bigger then life itself and will be dearly missed. Sincere Condolences to Carrie and Brandon and all the family.
Patrick, Jennet and Spencer.
I first met Curt when I walked into the Scuba Guys to inquire about learning how to scuba dive. This started a friendship that lasted over the years and introduced me to Carrie and Brandon. The fun times and many memories that were made traveling on dive trips will live on in my heart. I will miss you smile and laugh, your big heart and bigger than life personality. My sincerest condolences to Carrie and Brandon and the Temple family.
To the Temple family I send my deepest condolences. Curt was
Truly one of a kind fantastic! The ear to ear grin, the unforgettable, infectious laugh, and the honest opinions. I always enjoyed time spent with Curt and will miss his greatly.
RIP my freind
Curt, I will miss you, so many good times revolving around scuba. So many years of underwater council meetings, events and functions, your drive to enhance the sport, your willingness to be involved but above all to be a great friend for all those years. The world is a poorer place without you, hopefully heaven appreciates what they are getting.
We can’t believe Curt will no longer be around – he was our friend and diving instructor. This is a big loss for Moose Jaw. As our diving instructor I have heard his voice more than once when I was 80 feet down and sick or having problems with my mask or reg. You will be forever in our thoughts. Our deepest condolences to all his family and friends. The diving community lost one of the best …
You will be greatly missed. A kind and caring soul who never complained… but loved to laugh.
I am devastated to learn of the passing of my friend! I knew him from the scuba industry, I was his sales rep and first met him when he did a repair seminar with me many years ago! He was always so full of fun and that mischievous smile of his made you think oh my what’s coming next! He will be missed. My deepest sympathies to all his friends and family!