It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Jeffrey Clayton Durrant of Kamloops on Jan. 12, 2019, at the young age of 57.
He is survived by his loving mother Patricia (Patsy) Durrant, his brother Jim (Betty) Durrant as well as his three children Sara (Greg) Durrant of Vernon, Stacey (Mark) Tassie of Mission and Kyle (Margaret) Durrant of Wetaskiwin, Alta. Jeff had eight grandchildren he cherished, Mikaela, Caiden, Camryn, Clayton, Daxton, Asher, Madison and Marina.
He was predeceased by his father and role model, Cecil Durrant.
Jeff was born in Kenora, Ont. and raised in Calgary. His adult life was spent in Vernon, Lumby, Winfield and finally settling in Kamloops. He was known as a devoted and loyal man with a solid work ethic. He dedicated his last 16 years to Van Houtte coffee services. He loved his Van Houtte family, and their many clients, holding a special place in his heart for the Lillooet First Nations community.
When Jeff wasn’t working, you would find him out on his favourite lakes fishing with his beloved dog, Stash. He was a proud father and grandfather who had a deep connection with nature. This was reflected in the time he spent with his children passing on his love and respect for the outdoors through camping, fishing, ice fishing, hunting and many other outdoor activities. All his children will dearly miss the long conversations and life advice that he so willingly gave.
As per Jeff’s wishes, there will be no formal service but a memorial will be held with close family sometime in 2019. Those wishing to make a gesture on behalf of Jeff, may do so to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.