Obituary of Ronald "Mac" Durham
"Mac" was born to Clarence and Margaret "Daisy" Durham in Burlington, Ontario, Canada; the 3rd of 4 children. Much of his early childhood was spent in Ontario later moving to Blind Bay on Shuswap lake in British Columbia. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II after which Mac moved to Vancouver where he met his future wife Shirley Yvonne Thulin. Mac was an electrician at the Vancouver post office for a number of years before moving to Ferndale to work for Intalco. He finished off his long career at Mills Electric of Bellingham.
Mac and Shirley were married in 1946 and lived in Blind Bay at Shuswap Lake in BC, Campbell River on Vancouver Island, and West Vancouver, BC. immigrated to Ferndale in 1966 with their two daughters, Carole and Jill. After a short stay in the "city", they moved to his dream farm out in the country where they have lived for over 48 years.
Mac will be remembered by his family and friends for his love of dogs, great story telling and years of being a volunteer at the Foster House at the Ferndale Heritage Museum.
Mac is survived by his wife of 71 years, Shirley, his daughter Carole Jacobson, son-in-law Paul Jacobson and daughter (deceased) Jill "Jewels" Durham and his sister Jean Reedman and sister-in-law Edith Thulin and nieces Heather Reedman, Lila Lawler, Linda and grandson John Jacobson, grand-daughters Christina Wonder, Erika Hagen, and step gran children Dean Price, Dale Price, Monica and Jodie, and great grandchildren Isak Jacobson, Madalyn and Lindsey Wonder.