Former Juneau resident Curtis Jerome "Jerry" Wood died Jan. 9, 2006, in Kamloops, B.C., after a brief struggle with diabetes and cancer.
He was born April 16, 1951, in Victoria, British Columbia, and moved with his family in 1965 to Juneau. He graduated in 1969 from Juneau-Douglas High School. He returned in 1970 to Canada, residing in Calgary, Alberta, Cache Creek and Kamloops, B.C.
He worked as a mechanic at Juneau Motors, as a corrections officer in Calgary and also worked at Electrolux in Calgary and Kamloops.
He enjoyed fishing, cooking, sharing drinks and good times with friends and family. His friends and family said that his "unique sense of humor, timely wit and determined nature remained with him and will be fondly remembered."
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dawn Baldwin and Archie Wood; and his brothers, Tommy and Timothy Wood.
He is survived by his children, Rachel and Michael Wood of Kamloops and Kevin and Cory Wood of California; his grandchildren, Kristian, Caraline, Veronica and Devin; his sisters, Robin Woodsmith of East Wenatchee and Cathy Stitt of Seattle; his brother, Michael Wood of Juneau; and his stepfather, Walter Baldwin of Sitka.
There will be no formal service at his request. His ashes will be spread in Juneau. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Canadian Association, 120-540 Seymour St., Kamloops, B.C., V2C 2G9.