Maxime (Max) Durand passed away at the Father Lacombe Care Centre on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 at the age of 78 years.
Max was born and raised in Zurich, ON, and traveled to Alberta in 1950, where he met and married Anita in 1953. Max was a founding member of St. Gerard’s Parish and a long-time member of the Knights of Columbus. The family was the focus of his life. Some of Max’s passions were card playing, crossword puzzles and getting together with loved ones.
He leaves to mourn his wife of fifty years Anita; and their children, Andrienne and husband Douglas Beckstead, John and wife Tracy Durand, Michele and husband Tim Connelly, Denise Durand, and Jackie and husband Brad Peltier. “Our PÚpere” will be lovingly missed by his twelve grandchildren, Claire, Paul and Jocelyn Beckstead; Shannon, Katelan and Jamie Durand; Danielle and Peter Connelly; and Michael, Laura, Adam and Eric Peltier. He is also survived by a sister Jean Patterson; two brothers, Orland and Phil Durand, all of Ontario; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Monday, March 29, 2004 at 7:00 P.M. with the Rev. Rupert A. MacLellan, officiating.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Gerard’s Catholic Church (8944 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at 10:00 A.M. with the Very Rev. Gregory Coupal, V.F., Presider. Graveside Service to follow in “Holy Family Cemetery” at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens.
To forward condolences go to www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Father Lacombe Care Centre, 332 – 146 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2X 2A3 Telephone: (403) 256-4641. The family would like to extend their deepest thanks to all the staff at the Father Lacombe Care Centre for their kindness and support. “You have been Dad’s angels.”
In living memory of Max Durand, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY, TELEPHONE: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences