DURANT, Ken. December 27, 1919 – August 22, 2014. Ken passed away at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital on August 22, 2014. Son of Robert and Murial Durant of Smith Falls, Ontario, Ken is pre-deceased by his loving wife Katherine “Kay” (2008) and his second son Paul (2005). He is survived by his two sons, Barrie and Dale, sister Barbara Cole, two granddaughters, five great-grandchildren and his nieces and nephews across Canada. In his life Ken served his country as member of the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II stationed in Prince Rupert and Vancouver; was a successful entrepreneur and business man working with his brothers to run the family business in Smiths Falls and then on his own in Brockville, Ontario; was a faithful servant to the Lord; travelled the highways and byways of North America from Vancouver to Halifax, Alaska to the Southwest and the Florida Keys making lifelong friends along the way. Ken and Kay retired in 1985 to the west coast of British Columbia and continued to enjoy a travel-filled life with home bases in Coquitlam and Abbotsford, where they were active members in their community and church. Ken loved many things in life – his wife, Katherine; serving the Lord; and his family. For his sons growing up, these things were never in doubt. He was a brave son, loyal husband, great father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
His kindness and generosity throughout his life was remarkable. He will be missed by all who knew him. Everyone is invited to meet with family and friends at the Clearbrook Mennonite Church, 2719 Clearbrook Road, Friday October the 17th at 1:30 pm.