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Ernest Durham

Ernest Jacob Durham

July 6th, 1929 - July 5th, 2020
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Obituary

Passed away, peacefully on July 5th, 2020 at Park Lane Terrace, Paris, Ontario, Ernest Jacob Durham, of Paris and formerly of Tillsonburg and London, at the age of 91. Ernest was born in Westminister Township, Ontario to the late Jacob Durham and the late former Pearl Bishop. Ernest was a proud Life Member of the Confederation of Grain Millers Union Local #154. Ernest was a dedicated process operator and foreman at Kellogg’s, London for 38 years, retiring in 1984. Ernest was an avid fisherman. Predeceased by his beloved wife of 68 years, Lenore (Swindall) Durham (Feb 11, 2018). Survived by his loving children: David (Linda) Durham, of Harley; Frank (Cathy) Durham, of London; Wayne Durham (Anna), of Calgary, Alberta; Judy (Kerry Birley), of Paris; James Durham (Carmen), of Burlington. Loving grandfather to 10 grandkids and 2 great-grandkids and survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his brother Arthur Durham (1967).

In keeping with Ernest’s expressed wishes, a Private Family Funeral Service will take place in the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Dundas Street, London on Thursday, July 9th, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. by (voluntary associate) Rev. Pat Cook, of St. Paul’s United Church, Tillsonburg. Friends and relatives are invited to offer their support by posting photos, tributes and hugs from home on Ernest’s tribute page at verhoevefuneralhomes.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the “Canadian Cancer Society,” or to the “Heart and Stroke Foundation,” can be made through the Maurice J. Verhoeve Funeral Homes, Tillsonburg (519-842-4238), entrusted with funeral arrangements.

“Special thanks to Marlene, Dr. Hanley and the wonderful staff of Park Lane Terrace, Paris for their exceptional care for Ernest.”
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Service Details

  • Graveside Funeral Service

    Location
    Forest Lawn Cemetery
    Address
    2001 Dundas Street
    London, Ontario N5V1P6
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Pat Cook
  • Interment

    Thursday, July 9th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Thursday, July 9th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    Forest Lawn Cemetery, London, Ontario
    Address
    2001 Dundas Street
    London, Ontario N5V1P6
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    In keeping with Ernest’s expressed wishes, a Private Family Funeral Service will take place in the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Dundas Street, London on Thursday, July 9th, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. by (voluntary associate) Rev. Pat Cook, of St. Paul’s United Church, Tillsonburg.

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