Philip Ellis Durand formerly of R.R. 2 Zurich, passed away surrounded by his family at Bluewater Rest Home, Zurich on Monday, November 2, 2009 at the age of 85 and now rests peacefully in the loving arms of his beautiful wife Marie (Taylor) (December 14, 1989) and eldest son Denis Durand (August 11, 1989) Survived by Rose Durand and children Denise, Robert, Chris, James and Monique; David (Marilyn) Durand and children Dave, Jeremy, Shawn, Jason, Kristen; Ken (Barb) Durand and children Bryan and Kirk; Joe (Denise) Durand and children Adam. Aimee, Allison; Helene (John) Pearce and children Alesha, Jillian and Kelsey; Steve (Janet) and children Darren, Stephanie, Mark, Eric (June 21, 1983) Brent; Marlene (Jean) Rivard and children Nigel, Tricia; Daniel (Michelle) Durand and children Giselle, Danielle, Amberleigh; Karen (Rick) Masse and children Jody, Greg, Brad, Tim, Chad, Stephen, Grant, Max. Survived by 44 great-grandchildren . Dear brother of Jean Patterson.Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews Predeceased by his parents Louis and Edith ( Denomme)) Durand and 4 sisters and 4 brothers.
Visitation in the J. M. McBeath Funeral Home, 49 Goshen St. N., Zurich on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, St. Joseph, Ont. Fr. Peter Keller celebrant. Interment in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Parish Prayers will be said at the funeral home on Wednesday at 2 p.m A Knight of Colombus service auspices of #5289 Seaforth Council will be held at 6:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Society.