Kathy and Curtis Thorne lives changed when they met in Golden.

Kathy and Curtis Thorne lives changed when they met in Golden.

Valentine’s Special: Finding their own path in life

After meeting in Golden, Curtis and Kathy Thorne have gone from a dating couple to a happy family.

After meeting in Golden, Curtis and Kathy Thorne have gone from a dating couple to a happy family.

Curtis is originally from Vauxhall, Alberta and first came to Golden when he was playing music in a band.

“I used to come here and play all the time, so when I got off the road I decided to move to Golden,” he said. “I was working here and met Kathy who owned the rafting company I worked for when I first moved here.”

The couple knew each other through work, but it would take some time before they would go on a first date.

“We went on a hike to Gorman Lake just for something to do, and had a great day on the mountains,” he said.

Kathy explained the pair went on their first date to the Kicking Horse Grill which they now own and is called The Wolf’s Den.

Curtis explained (with a smile) Kathy was quiet, cute and was not overly pushy when they met.

The couple admitted they were opposites when the first met.

“We were definitely opposites,” Kathy said. “He was fun to be around and entertaining.”

“I am loud and always the first person you hear anywhere,” he said.

After dating for a few years the couple got married and have had two sons (Carter and Hunter).

“Things change and you grow up. You let go of some of the independence that you like to have and become parents,” Curtis said.

Kathy added even though they do not do as much as they used to as a couple, they do get the chance to spend time together in different ways as a family.

Having multiple businesses has also changed their relationship according to Kathy.

“Now that we have a second business, things have gotten busy for Curt on his end because he has to be at both places. At home it is busy for me because I am the one who is at home or running the kids to activities.”

The couple admitted they did not see things going the way they have when they first met.

“Back then I was just a musician and a raft guide. I didn’t have anything solid like I do now. We have come a long way together in this town,” Curtis said.