Jean Durand

Durand Jean Anne

Jean Anne Durand passed peacefully at home with her family at her side in Markham, Ontario on Monday, December 10, 2012 at the age of 65 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Beloved wife and best friend of Alan for 40 fun filled years. Loving mother and best friend to son Derek (Nicole) and daughter Allison (John) Green of Markham. The ultimate grannie, "Honey Bunny" to Annie and Ryan Green. Daughter of Charlie MacKinnon (d.1949), Dominion Nova Scotia and Helen (Zsolt) Molnar, Brantford, Ontario. Loving niece of Stasia Evasuk (d.2009) well known Toronto Star fashion writer. Born a coal miner's daughter and coal miner's grand daughter, Jeanne was raised in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. A proud Cape Bretoner, her love of life and positive energy brought happiness to all who had the good fortune to know her.

Visitation will be held at the DIXON-GARLAND FUNERAL HOME, 166 Main Street North (Markham Road), Markham, Thursday, December 13, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A celebration of Jean's life will be held on

Friday starting at 11:00 am in the Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations to Pancreatic Cancer Canada or

charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Jeanne Our Essence of Love

Born on an island on the edge of a dark, cold sea

Raised with love but alone you'd be

A child of hardship but never of pity

A dark haired beauty of wisdom and depth

Through the twists of life you cared for the many you touched

A constant beacon for all things good and kind in our lives

Strong in spirit, determined in actions

Ever an angel with a devilish laugh, you only saw good

Family came first, your love unconditional

We remember forever your smile, your love and the fun

Jeanne please give us your strength to be what you were

Your Loving Family

Alan, Derek and Allison