Durnez, Maurice ‘Morris

Durnez, Maurice ‘Morris

April 20th, 2021

After a long battle with cancer, Maurice passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Morris will be deeply missed by his wife of 50 years, Ann. Predeceased by his mother, Mona (2001); father, Roger (2012); and brother, John (2013). Loving father of Cheryl Onufer (Dennis), of Watford, Ontario and Adam (Sandra), of Corunna, Ontario. Devoted grandfather to Owen and Mona Durnez, and Dana and Jayden Onufer. Survived by his sister, Dina Skinner, of Port Dover; sister, Andrea Pelletier (Edgar), of St. Thomas; brother, Danny Durnez (Cathy), of London; and brother-in-law, Butch Bodway, of Niagara Falls, NY. Also, deeply missed by many nieces and nephews. Morris was a long-term employee of Copp’s Buildall. He had a love of woodworking and enjoyed the yearly fishing trip with his family. Morris loved being with his family and especially family gatherings. A private Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Parish, 777 Valetta Street, London on Friday, April 23, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Private interment at Oakland Cemetery. The family welcomes friends to view the service remotely via livestream.

To access the livestream please click here: Private Funeral Mass of Maurice 'Morris' Durnez on Friday, April 23, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

A special thanks to Dr. M. Kovacs and all staff for their expert care and compassion for Morris. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Morris are asked to consider the London Regional Cancer Program Hematology Department. 

 

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Vicki DykstraThinking of all of you at this time. Hope they are catching lots of fish up there. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Chang FamilyOur deepest condolences to you and your family on your loss. Be strong. Keep safe. God Bless.
Rita RuparDear Ann and family, My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time. Sincerely, Rita Rupar
Maria MarczenkoAnn, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. Love m
Angela PellerinAnn, so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.
Jennifer SrigleyDear Ann and Family please accept our deepest condolences for the death of your dear Husband and Father. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time Jennifer and Terry Srigley
Dianne ScottDear Ann and Family On behalf of everyone from Copp's Buildall, please accept our deepest condolences on your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Cathy LindseySandee, Adam & Family - I am so very sorry to hear of Maurice's passing - I know how much he will be missed. My deepest condolences to you all. With love - CJ
Harry & Anne GiesenSorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult journey.
Jackie FrenchAdam, Sandee, Owen and Mona I am sorry for your loss. You have such wonderful memories to treasure. My thoughts are with you and all of the family.
Will and Brenda Pelletier We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Morris. May he RIP.
Marie FitzsimonsWith deepest sympathy Ann to you and your family on the sad loss of Maurice. Marie, Tom Fitzsimons and family
David SharplesRest in Peace Mo. You brought joy to all who entered your Life, Our thoughts are with you and your Family. Dave and Melissa Sharples
Martin BodwayA true brother who will be missed. May he rest in peace by a lake full of fish for the rest of days.
Anna, Pierre, David & ChristopherDear Cheryl, Dennis, Dana, Jayden and the Durnez family, We are so sorry to hear of Maurice's passing. Our deepest condolences to all.
Mona DurnezMy grandfather was one of the kindest humans to walk this earth. He spread joy and care to everyone who entered his home. I feel like there are too many words to be said to truly tell you how amazing this man was. No matter your faults, or imperfections he would love you for the person you are. To the man my Father always looked up to, and the grandpa of a lifetime, you are truly missed. To my extended family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know this is a difficult time for all of us. And to my brother, the oldest of my grandfathers grandkids you make him proud everyday. We’ll continue to grow his legacy and make him the proudest grandpa ever together. May your beautiful soul rest forever in peace.
Mary FreemanAnn, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. So sorry for your loss.
Elly CollverDear Ann, sincerest condolences to you and your family,from Morris and I.
Nancy JevnikarDear Ann...I am so sorry for your loss. Morris was blessed to have you by his side, as you journeyed together through his lengthy illness. You were his advocate and his strength. May your deep faith and the memories of happier times, provide comfort in the days ahead. Thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers. Nancy
John, Sam and Jill HumphreyDearest Ann and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Morris was a wonderful and kind soul. May he Rest In Peace. Sending you all much love and peace, The Humphrey Family
Deb ZriniDeepest sympathy Ann to you and your family. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Hugs, Deb
Clare ClausenDear Ann, I'm so sorry to hear of Maurice's passing, my heart aches to hear this news. You are in my thoughts, may he rest in peace.
Heather CushingSo sorry for your loss Anne—it has been a long and difficult journey. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Susan Masil nee DurnezSo very sorry for your lost Susan Masil And Peter Shortland
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