Kenneth Durant

Celebration of Life

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday, October 1, 2022
McPherson Funeral Service - Cranbrook
2200 2nd Street South
Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada
(250) 426-3132

Obituary of Kenneth Edward Durant

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It is with the deepest of sorrow that the family of Ken Durant announces his passing on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at St.Michaels palliative care in Lethbridge Alberta at the age of 85.

Ken was born on his grandparents farm in Quill Lake where they lived with until he was 6. They moved to Watson where he grew up and where he learned his love of sports of all types, especially hockey, also gaining a love of music. On of his first jobs was making and maintaining ice in the Watson Arena where he would later play hockey for the Watson Rockets earning him a tryout with the Regina Pats. He was a very talented vocalist and guitar player.


Ken would meet the love of his life, Olga, in the Watson Bakery in 1957, when he got back to town after playing hockey, he and all od his buddies went in and purchased a single loaf of bread, upon delivering that loaf to his mother he told her he had just met the woman he was going to marry. They married September 25th, 1958, the first child Parry was born June 1959, and Kim, their second child was born in May 1960. They Lived in many places in Saskatchewan as Ken worked with highways and in potash mines until 1971 when they would move west to Sparwood and settle and welcome their third child Crystal. Ken worked in the coal mine until he retired.


After retirement they moved to Cranbrook where they would reside for 16 years, Ken would continue to work for Fiorentino Brothers and BE Contracting for numerous years. Eventually they would move to Coalhurtst, purchasing a beautiful new home and continuing their adventures together. Ken was very loved by his family and friends, we will miss his beautiful smile, his amazing sense of humor, and his incredible love of family.


Kenneth was predeceased by his Parents, Arnold Durant & Elsie (Pisiak) Durant, his son Perry Durant, sister Bev Hackl, Father-in-law Wilfred Muller and his Mother-in-law Bertha Muller.


Ken is survived by his wife Olga (Muller) Durant of Coalhurst, daughter Kim (Brad) Fraser of Coalhurst, daughter Crystal (Jeff) of Cranbrook, granddaughter Angie & great-grandson Ty of Olds, granddaughter Jackie (larry) Gedjo, great-granddaughter Mikayla, great grandson Colby of Lethbridge, brother Ron of Drumheller, many sisters and brothers-in-laws as well as many nieces and nephews.


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