September 20, 1939 – September 28, 2023
Joan Durant, 84, passed away peacefully on September 28th, 2023 at the Martensville Care Home where she resided.
She is survived by her two sons Randy (Sandy) and Bradley (Marjory).
Grandchildren; Crystal Chahley (Chris), Tyler Durant (Jenna), Kendra Veenendaal Knowles (Johanna), Emma Durant, and Angela Durant. Along with 4 Great Grandchildren; Addison Chahley, Logan Chahley, Wyatt Durant, Sophie Durant. Her sister Donna Miller lives in Vernon B.C. with her niece Lynsey. Her sister in-laws Betty (Denis) Romaniuk and Donna Durant both reside in Quill Lake. She also has many nieces, nephews, cousins.
She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years James Durant as well as her parents Albert and Jean Moren, brother Gerald, brother in laws Earl Jr., Doug and sister-in-law Betty Durant.
Joan was born in Simpson, SK to Jean and Albert Moren. She attended high school in Quill Lake, SK where she met Jim. They dated in high school and Jim soon became part of the family. Jim and Joan were married in Quill Lake on January 23, 1960.
They had two boys, Randy and Bradley.
They moved to Cudworth, Sk. in 1967. In Cudworth, Joan taught grade 5, and Jim worked for Saxinger Motors as the parts manager. Joan was active in the community, was a curler and loved cheering for her boys at their sporting events.
Due to changes in Jim’s employment, they moved several times. Nipawin, Tisdale and Regina were called home until Jim’s retirement in 1999.
As Joan was no longer teaching, she began a career in sales. She quickly fell in love with garage sales, tradeshows and collector shows. She developed a keen eye for a good deal and learnt quickly how to make a profit.
She became famous for her cleaning cloths and potato peelers. She loved everything about the sale but even more about the hunt.After dad’s retirement they move to the Durant family homestead in Quill Lake, a place that they grew to love. She often said they had lived in some pretty nice homes, but her favorite place in the world was the farm. She hosted a family reunion and loved having friends over for drinks, coffee and a game of cards. Playing the old time dance party on Saturday nights was a must. She often talked about this time as being the best time of her life!
The last seven years were spent in Martensville, close to Randy and Sandy’s. They continued to Buy and Sell as long as they could. Sports on TV and the old-time dance party were a big part of their lives.
After Jim’s passing Joan continued with all these things, just at a slower pace. Baseball and curling were here favorite things to watch on TV. She memorized most of the curling teams and the Toronto Blue Jays roster. Bo was hr favourite player. She also loved her hobbies which she continued right to the end.
Her health deteriorated in July 2023 and shorty there after she moved to the Martensville Care Home where she passed away.
She will be remembered for her jokes, storytelling, and organizing games at family events. We will all remember her eye for detail, her love of negotiating a good sale, and her love of playing canasta.
Joan, you will be missed by all.
Celebration of Life
Saturday October 28th, 2023
1:00 p.m. Senior Center Quill Lake, Sk. (Main Street)
Joan’s family invites you to stay for lunch and then follow them to the Quill Lake cemetery.
Memorial Donations can be made to the Quill Lake Cemetery.
Cherished Memories Funeral Home is honoured to be entrusted with the care and arrangements of Joan Durant.