DURNAN, Edward H. – Passed away peacefully in London, Ontario, on Saturday, January 10th, 2015, in his 100th year. Edward was born September 15, 1915 in Toronto, and attended Northern Vocational School. He graduated with a four year accounting course, and attended University of Toronto. Edward was a life member of the Chartered Accountants (CA), and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries (FCIS) for over fifty years. Edward was also a longtime member of the Christian Science Church, both in Oakville and Boston. He was a loving husband to Aurora for 32 years. Together they enjoyed many trips to various countries in Europe and Asia, and experienced several winters in Florida. Edward was formerly married to Lillian Mitchell for 40 years and had two children: daughter Sheila and son Paul. Sheila resides in New York City, and Paul in Burlington, Ontario. At Edward’s request, cremation will take place with no service. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Edward are asked to consider Sharon House – Christian Science Nursing Services, 24 Montgomery Road, Toronto, Ontario, M8X1Z4.


Don’t grieve for me, from pain I’m free

I’m following the path God has laid, you see.

I took his hand when I heard his call

I turned around and left it all.

I could not stay another day

To laugh, to love, to work or play.

Tasks left undone must stay that way

I found the peace on a sunny day.

If my parting has left a void

Then fill it with remembered joys.

A family shared, a laugh, a kiss

Oh yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow

I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.

My life’s been full, I’ve savoured much,

Good family, good times, a loved one’s touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief

Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.

Lift up your hearts, and peace to thee.

God wanted me now; From pain I’m free.

– Anonymous

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