Peacefully, at Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall, on Monday, May 15, 2017, of Zurich, in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Grace (Robbins) Durand. Dear father of Jerry and Eleanor of Port Elgin, Richard of Stratford, Paul of Toronto, Maryanne of London and Joeanne of Zurich. Dear grandfather of Lisa, Susan, Sheila and David; Charlene; and great-grandfather of Ashley, Dakota, Larissa, Dylan, Colton, Logan, Madyson, Milena and Emma and great-great grandfather of Tanner. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Marie Cyr of Hensall, Bernadette and Lionel Cyr of Bayfield and Fern Durand of Holland Centre. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a grandson Andrew, brothers Anthony, Andre, and Paul and sisters-in-law Sharon, Mitzi and Evelyn and brother-in-law Paul Cyr.
Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 49 Goshen Street, Zurich on Thursday from 3-5 and 7-9 PM. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, 73334 Bluewater Hwy., St. Joseph on Friday, May 19th at 11AM with Father Matthew George officiating. Interment St. Peter’s Cemetery. Parish prayers with the Knights of Columbus will be said in the funeral home Thursday evening at 6:30 PM.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation, or Community Living South Huron (ARC) would be appreciated by the family.