Elton Curtis, 86 ELGIN -- Elton Curtis, 86, of Delta, died of heart failure at Brockville General Hospital on November 2. He had been ill only since October 25. He was born Albert Elton Curtis on March 22, 1918 at the family homestead on Daytown Road. His parents were William E. and Emily Curtis. He grew up on the farm and was educated at Delta. He was training in Brockville to serve in the Second World War, but when his father was injured, he returned home to help operate the farm. On June 23, 1943 he married Eva Letitia Chant in the United church at Harlem. He identified with Delta Baptist Church. Mr. Curtis continued as a dairy farmer until his retirement 21 years ago. Even after retiring, he still enjoyed going to the barn to help out with maple syrup making. He enjoyed moose and deer hunting, and keeping the woodchuck population in check. He also enjoyed playing euchre and shuffleboard, as well as watching and trying his hand at golf. His favourite player was Tiger Woods, who in his opinion never lost a game. He enjoyed the simple pleasures in life, such as family gatherings, joking with and playing tricks on his grandchildren and taking walks with his dog Jenny. He was looking forward to the birth of his second great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his wife but is survived by his five sons, John and wife Sandy, Maurice and wife Debbie and Ernest and wife Darlene, all of Delta, Borden and wife Jana of Perth and Vernon and wife Allison of Brockville, as well as eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Also surviving are his brother-in-law Arthur Chant and wife Gwen of Portland, sister-in-law Vera Kinch and husband Lloyd of Lombardy and sister-in-law Phyllis Chant of Portland. He was predeceased by his brothers Chant, Leonard and Lawrence and sisters Effie, Julia, Hazel and Louisa. Friends called at the Scotland Funeral Home, Elgin, where on November 5 the funeral was held, with Rev. Rick Vaughan, of Delta Baptist Church, officiating. Burial followed at Plum Hollow Cemetery. The pallbearers were Craig Gifford, Gerald Phillips, Herb Vincent, Wayne Woods, Ted Woods and Jeff Findlay. Memorial donations were directed to Delta Baptist Church and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Published in Section b, page 7 in the Friday, November 19, 2004 edition of the Brockville Recorder & Times.