Curt Durand

Discussion in 'In Memoriam' started by Jim McClain, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain Owner/Founder Administrator

    I got some very sad news via email this morning. Charter Member, TFP Supporter, Flooring Inspector and friend to many here, Curt Durand has died in a tragic accident (details here).

    curt-durand.jpg Curtis Richard Durand, age 64, died suddenly in a tragic car accident on January 12, 2016. Predeceased by parents Richard and Eldora Durand and sister Jeanne. Survived by his wife and soulmate of 43 years, Pamela; son Damon (Kelly); daughter Michelle (Davin); and grandchildren Eleanor and Arthur. He will also be missed by extended family from the Durands, Remingtons, and Simonsons.

    A life-loving and gregarious family man, Curt brightened everyone's day with a cheery smile, warm laugh, and a fun story. He loved the lake, puzzles, building model airplanes, was an avid sci-fi fan, and an animal lover who adopted and cared for several retired racing greyhounds. His favorite pastime, however, was playing with his two grandchildren.

    Curt worked in the floor covering industry for most of of his career including the last 15 years as owner of Eye Spy Floor Services as an independent floor covering inspector covering the five state area. Curt and Pam loved to travel and took yearly cruises to the Caribbean. Two years ago they bought their dream home on Lake Minnetonka where they especially enjoyed evening cruises and sunsets.

    Curt was proud to be an Eagle Scout, and a past volunteer with the Minneapolis Aquatennial serving as Vice Commodore. When his children were young he coached T-ball, was a Boy Scout leader, served on various committees for school activities, and was an election judge.

    An open house to celebrate his life will be held at the Cremation Society of Minnesota, 7110 France Ave. So. in Edina, on Saturday, January 30th between 1-4 pm. Please join us and share your favorite memories of our beloved Husband, Dad, and Friend. Memorials in lieu of flowers are preferred in support of the Animal Humane Society, 845 Meadow Ln. No., Golden Valley, MN. 55422, where Curt & Pam first met.​

    Rest in Peace, Curt. You will be missed.
     
  2. Chris Mha

    Chris Mha Charter Member Senior Member

    Wow sad news. I met Curt at building Bridges in Tulsa. Rest in peace Curt
     
  3. Daris Mulkin

    Daris Mulkin The One and Only Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    I also met Curt at the Building Bridges thing that Tandy got started. Curt was one of these guys that had all his ducks in a row. You asked him a question and boom there it was. Excellent inspector also. So so sorry to hear this.

    :old:

    Daris
     
  4. mcbrides

    mcbrides Canadian Installers Senior Member

    OMG. Our condolences to the family and friends.
    Deb & Dave
     
  5. hollywood

    hollywood Pro Member

    Curt was very kind and respected, my prayers to his family. RIP Curt.
    Deron
     
  6. Roland Thompson

    Roland Thompson Charter Member Senior Member

    I also meet Curt in Tulsa. Great person. So sorry to hear this. Prayers for his family.
     
  7. UncleCliffie

    UncleCliffie Charter Member

    What a great guy! Met him at Bridges, and he bought some of my inspection equipment after I retired. Was a joy to do business with. Prayers to the family.
    Dick
     
  8. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    Very sad, in an instant. Hard to fathom. One of my fears.
     
  9. Jon Scanlan

    Jon Scanlan That Kiwi Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    I would also offer my condolences to the family and friends.
     
  10. Mike Sliwinski

    Mike Sliwinski The Doctor Is In I Support TFP Senior Member

    Very sad news, rest in peace Curt, our TFP friend.

    Mike
     
  11. Dan Schultz

    Dan Schultz Certified Wood Floor Inspector Charter Member

    Such sad news. Like many of you, I also met Curt in Tulsa at Building Bridges. The good ones always leave us too soon. Rest in Peace, Curt.
     
  12. kwfloors

    kwfloors Fuzz on the brain Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    Very sad. Our prayers for the family and friends for peace and comfort.
     
  13. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Administwative Asst. Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    Great inspector, met him at Bridges.
     
  14. JPfloor

    JPfloor Pro Member

    So sad. My condolences to his family.
     
  15. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain Owner/Founder Administrator

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