Condolences to the family of David (Dave) Raymond Durnie | DrumhellerMail

Condolences to the family of David (Dave) Raymond Durnie


David (Dave) Raymond

December 19, 1933 Calgary, Alberta
- May 31, 2021 Calgary, Alberta

Dave Durnie of Calgary, AB, passed away on Monday, May 31, 2021. Dave was born on December 19, 1933, at the Calgary General Hospital to John and Anna Durnie. Dave and Barb met in Drumheller, AB, they have been partners in life and adventures for seventy-four years. Dave worked for the Canadian Western Natural Gas Company for thirty-five years. He was a member of the Crescent Masonic Lodge #87. Dave was a 5th generation Mason and was very proud when his son Doug also joined his Lodge. Dave volunteered with Triwood Community Association, mostly in hockey, as well as at Wild Rose United Church. Dave was respected by all who knew him for his work ethic, kindness, and incredible willingness
to help. Dave loved to golf, camp, and bowl. He was an incredible craftsman who built anything from house additions to intricate bird houses. The Durnie’s were regulars at Mara Lake each summer where they boated and waterskied with close friends. Dave’s memories and time that he shared with his family will continue to grow.
Dave is survived by his loving wife of sixty-four years Barbara Durnie, his sons and their families, Doug and Cindie (Dan and Pete), Greg and Jane (Tom and Ashley; Noah, Vada and Mave) (Mike and Kelsey) (Alyssa) (Beth), and Allan and Carol Durnie. Dave was predeceased by his parents, John and Anna Durnie; his brothers, Jack, Jim and Harvey Durnie; and his brother-in-law Art Battram.
Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on David’s obituary at If friends so desire, memorial tributes for Dave Durnie may be made directly to The Veteran’s Food Bank at
donate-now/ or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
In living memory of David Durnie, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area.