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Douglas Harold Durant March 12, 1938 - May 1, 2020

Peacefully at the Dundas Manor with family by his side. Doug Durant age 82 of South Mountain. Long-time friend of MaryAnn Smith. Missed by his faithful companion Dundee. Predeceased by his parents Harold and Jennie Durant. Dear brother of Donald (Anne) Durant and the late Pauline Seguin. Loving Dad of Debbie Durant, Brenda Winter and Scott (Sheila) Durant. Cherished Grandpa of Josh Westover (Wendy), Sarah Skinner (John), Travis Winter (Allie), Shelly Cowan (James), Derek Durant (Leighanne), Kaitlyn Baird (Steve), Samantha Cronin (Cory), Mackenzie Durant, Owen Durant and 13 great-grandchildren. Doug founded the Sandy Mountain Campsite in 1971, and Nationview Golf Course in 1996. Special thanks to Dr. Reaume (Oncologist) Ottawa General Hospital, the Cancer Team –Winchester District Memorial Hospital, Nurses and Staff at Kemptville District Hospital and Dundas Manor, Winchester. A Private Family Celebration of Life will be held at the Farm.  By family request donations in Memory of Doug may be made to the Dundas Manor Activity Fund. Arrangements entrusted to the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613-989-3836).Online condolences may be made at www.byersfuneralhomeinc.com

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A Private Family Celebration of Life will be held at the Farm.  By family request donations in Memory of Doug may be made to the Dundas Manor Activity Fund. Arrangements entrusted to the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613-989-3836).Online condolences may be made at www.byersfuneralhomeinc.com

 

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    Tina Tremblay says

    My deepest condolences to the family. Doug was a wondeful man, and will be greatly missed by so many. RIP.

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      Donna & Floyd Gogo says

      Deepest condolences to the Durant family. So sorry for your loss.
      Thoughts are with you.

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        Jo-Anne Ronan says

        Sympathy to the DURANT family. Doug was a wonderful man and well respected. Rest in peace

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          Elisabeth Houle says

          Deepest Condolences to the Durant family, He will be missed he was a a wonderful person may he RIP

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      Karen Thompson says

      My sincere condolences to Doug’s family. He was such a nice man. A pleasure to talk with!!

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    Wilfred st john says

    RIP Doug we had met a few times over the years and I always liked you
    My condolences to Mary Anne, Dundee, friends and family

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      Lorrie Munro says

      To the Durant Families, so very sorry for your loss, may the many memories you have give you comfort at this time of sorrow.

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    Heather McNulty says

    So very sorry to hear about Doug. He was always the brightest part of my day when he would come in to the South Mountain Scotiabank for a chat with the ladies. He will be greatly missed. My condolences to the family.

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      Mike Thompson says

      My deepest condolences to the Durant family. So sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time.

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    betty says

    Prayers and thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. Cliff and Betty Chayer

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    Henry Ceelen says

    I would like to extend my sincerest condolences and sympathies to Debbie, Brenda, Scott and their families as well as to his brother Don.
    Doug gave me my first job when I was 16. He made work fun. I had a blast. In recent years I looked forward to visiting him at the golf course. I would like to think that we were lifelong friends. I will miss him

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    Diane & John Cox says

    Our deepest sympathies to Scott, Sheila, Mackenzie and Owen. I knew Doug from playing at his course Nationview. He was a very genuine and down to earth gentleman who will be missed by all. May he rest in eternal peace!

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      Bob Taylor says

      Debbie, Brenda, Scott and families,
      I was very sorry to hear about your father’s passing.
      Uncle Doug certainly leaves behind an impressive legacy of entrepreneurial spirit and success but I will always fondly remember him for his practical, often humourous, ideas about the way things should be done and as someone who was always very kind my family. May he rest in peace.

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    Valerie Todd says

    I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to the family. He will be greatly missed.

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    Pat Hayes says

    He sure put up a heck of a fight these many years. As Gerry would have said, “he had a good run”. They’re up there now together having a good laugh and playing golf. Remembering the good times will get you through. My heartfelt condolences to all the family. Love you all.

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    Sharon Richardson says

    Our deepest sympathy to the family. Doug and Gord had many good times together. Sharon and Gord Richardson

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    Kate Gray says

    My deepest condolences to the family

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    MDiane Arcand says

    Don,Anne an family. Dougs Family
    My deepest sympathy on your loss
    Stay Safe

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    Debbie and Steven Redmond says

    Our thoughts are with you Brenda and all your family
    I hope you will find comfort in knowing your dad is still with you
    God Bless all of you.

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    Pat Thornton says

    Dear Travis and Allie,

    Our most sincere condolences on the loss of your grandfather, Travis.
    May the care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace.

    Pat & T.A. Thornton & Joe Beaudry

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    Melody Hay says

    My sincere condolences to The Entire Durant Family Doug was such a kind fellow.

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    Lois Grant says

    Deepest Sympathy from Ritchie and Lois Grant

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    Patty says

    Deepest sympathy to the Durant family. Doug was well loved by many. Rest In Peace
    Patty, Brittany and Cory Agnew (former Sandy Mountain Camp family)

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    Kevin and Lorna Carr says

    We only knew Doug for a short time when we joined the club, and he made us feel like family.
    such a wonderful caring loving person with a beautiful smile. Our condolences to the families.

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    Gary, Louise, Mike and Alex Graham says

    Our deepest condolences. Mike and I are going to deeply miss seeing Doug, it seems like he was always there.

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    Jacqueline McMillan says

    So sorry for your loss. May your memories give you comfort at this time. A talented horseman and artist with great wit he could always make you smile. ‘Somewhere a journey begins at the end of the world we know … where memories flow and the soul finds peace.

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    Patricia (Workman) Grant says

    To the Durant Family

    I have known Doug for all of my life–he was a good man always willing to help
    When I approached him as the fundraiser for the Spencerville Bluegrass Festival ,
    as a sponsor , there was no hesitation–we did a lot of catching up during the phone calls as well.
    Growing up in Mountain, I watched him become quite the entrepeneur over the years–he never forgot his community.
    He will be remembered by many
    R.I.P. now Doug, you have earned it.

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    Pete & Sue Baribeau says

    We send our deepest condolences to all of you on the passing of Doug. It was a pleasure working with him when Nation View first opened. We also have many fond memories of our little golf trips together. He was noticed and respected whenever he walked into a room, always smiling and having a word with everyone. He was warm, witty and full of life. He will be truly missed.

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    Wendy Sauriol says

    Debbie, Josh and Sarah, my deepest condolence to you and your families. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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    Gilles & Helen Racine says

    Our condolences on your loss. We will miss him.

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    Corri Vander Veen says

    Brenda and family, so sorry to hear of your loss.

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    Marie Sears says

    Our deepest sympathy to all the family.

    Sears Family

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    Mary Shaw says

    Our deepest sympathy to the Durant family on the passing of Doug. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
    The Gogo girls (Mary Lynn, Susan, Kimberly)

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    Donald and Lynne Levere says

    Sincere condolences to all of the Durant families.

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    Pamela Lawlor says

    So sorry to hear about Doug’s passing. My strength and love to all his family. I was lucky enough to work at Sandy Mountain for many years. We would definitely get a giggle every year as he tried to test our customer service. Best one was him walking out of the store without paying for ice cream and Mavreen chasing him down not knowing who he was.
    May we all find comfort and peace in the memories we hold so close to our hearts.

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    Uncle Glen and Aunt Fran says

    Sorry for the loss of your Dad. Our thoughts are with you.

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    Kathy says

    Our Condolences to the family at this sad time. Our thoughts are with you.

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    Ted and Karin Ceelen says

    Our deepest condolences to all of the Durant families. Our thoughts are with you at this time. Keep the good memories close to your heart.

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    Kevin & Patricia Allen says

    Sincere condolences to the Durant Family on the passing of Doug.

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    Sharon Budd & Claude Lefebvre says

    Debbie, Josh and Sarah, Claude and I send our condolences to you on the loss of your father and grandfather, Doug. He was a wonderful man, always ready with a hug no matter how long since he saw a ordination. He will be missed. Best wishes.

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    Richard & Nicole Blaine says

    Our deepest condolences to the Durant Family

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    Anthony Weeks says

    Deepest condolences to the whole Durant family. Doug’s kind demeanor and generosity will not be forgotten. He put up an incredible fight and will be missed by the current Nationview family and welcomed by those who have already moved on to the back nine.

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    Bill Coughler says

    Deepest condolences to the entire family, with great sorrow Doug will be truly missed.

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    Gail parker says

    Those we love don’t go away they walk beside us everyday- unseen, unheard, but always near – still loved , still missed and very dear! Our thoughts are with you, the Durant family! Rest In Peace Doug! HUGS

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    Lois Smith, Chesterville says

    Dear Brenda,
    Please accept my sincere condolences on your Dad’s death. May God be with all of your family at this difficult time.

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    Adam Shane says

    Dear Durant family,

    I just saw the sad news that Doug recently passed away. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. I will always remember Doug as a great person and a big part of my life growing up in South Mountain. Doug was actually my first boss – I was just a teenager when he hired me to wash golf carts and cut grass at Nationview golf course and it was a great experience working with him and the Durant family. I worked there for several years and I loved it so much that I would work all day cutting grass, go home for a quick bite of supper, and then head straight back to the golf course to play golf in Men’s Night until the sun went down. I knew Doug well – both as a boss and as a golfing friend – and I will miss him. He taught me a lot about working hard, always having a good attitude, and always having fun. To Doug, may you Rest In Peace. And to the entire Durant family, my best wishes now and always. Adam

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    Carey Compton says

    Debbie, Brenda, Scott and families. I was sad to hear of Doug’s passing….I have good memories of my time at the campsite. You are all in my thoughts.

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    Diane Ouellette says

    Debbie Brenda, Scott and family, I was so sad to hear about your father passing. I was not at work during those past weeks. But he did like to talk and be heard. I will never forget his smile. ( Diane from the Manor.)

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    Karen Powell says

    Sarah and I want to express our sincere condolences to Doug’s family. I will miss chatting with him and listening to his stories. I will always appreciate his efforts to make life a little easier for us. He will always be remembered fondly and greatly missed.

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    Scott Polite says

    Doug was my first boss at the campsite.He taught me that hard work can get you anything.He was strong as an ox and smart like a fox!Totally fearless and would try anything and do it with absolute confidence.He taught me skills I still use 35 years later.Great man who lived a great life!Condolences to all.So sorry Scott.
    His and your friend always,Scott Polite

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    billy dover says

    I will miss you Doug you were a real man and it was a pleasure being in your company.
    RIP Doug you have worked enough.My condolences go to Scott,Sheila,Mackenzie and Owen.

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    John Ethier says

    Scott,Sheila, Owen, Mackenzie, and other members of the Durant Family.
    Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of the patriarch of the Durant Family. Doug was a great human being, a gentle man who loved his family, his dog, his horses, his friends and life in general. It was an honor to have known him. He will be missed.

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