Whitney Pier

Curtis Bentley Close, age 63, passed away on Friday, July 7, 2023, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, with his family near him.

Born on February 11, 1960, in Glace Bay, Curtis was the son of the late Earl and Verlie Catherine (Ferguson) Close.

Curtis was an avid drummer and bass guitar player who loved his church and God.

Curtis is survived by his mother, Ethel (Wall) Close, Truro; sisters, Catherine (Michael) Bendixen, Denmark, and Melody Butler, Truro; daughters, Leona and Jennifer Close; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

A special thank you to the doctors and nurses at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Daverro Smith, Valerie, Gord, Pastor Bill and his congregation for their care and compassion for Curtis in his time of need.

Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of Curtis Close will be held at Hineni Church, 105 Alexandra Street, Sydney, on Thursday, July 20, 2023. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. with the memorial service to follow at 4 p.m. with Pastors, Jeff Heimann and Bill Legge officiating. Private interment will take place at a later date.

Donations in memory of Curtis may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

Online Condolences

My condolences to the family of Curt. He will be missed. Farewell my friend.
From:  Michel Lachance

Our hearts are broken by Curtis’s passing and we send our deepest condolences to his family. We knew Curtis all his life. He was a part of our family and will be sadly missed. We loved him very much.
From:  Kay and George Clark and family