Susan (Heddle) Durant
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Susan (Heddle) Durant

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Susan J. Durant formerly Heddle
Born 1950s.
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Sister of , and [private sister (1950s - unknown)]
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Mother of [private daughter (1970s - unknown)], [private son (1970s - unknown)] and [private son (1980s - unknown)]
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Susan (Heddle) Durant was born to Alberta and Mac Heddle in the Nelson District Hospital on High Street, Nelson, B. C. She was baptised at St-Andrews-by-the-lake Anglican church, her Godmother was Thelma (Heddle) Moon. Susan was raised on a farm on Heddle Road, outside of Nelson, B. C. in a home built by her Grandfather Malcolm Heddle, an immigrant from Orkney, Scotland, and Susan's Grandmother, Bertha (Parker) Heddle, who immigrated from Yorkshire, England.

The Heddles got their first black and white TV in 1960, and Susan's first memory of TV is watching the Nixon JFK election speeches with her Mum. Susan and Sharry used to watch The Three Stooges" and loved to play outdoors. Susan loved reading all her life. Susan attended school for the first six years, at Willowpoint School, a good walk to and from her home on Heddle Road. Susan's fellow pupils in her grade never had more than six kids in it. At age 12, she was gifted a horse by her parents, "Lady". Exploring the rural areas around Heddle road on her horse was her pastime for years. Susan liked to help out doing farm work, and operating the tractor or any of the trucks or cars on the farm. Susan did a lot of babysitting for the neighbour families. By 1964, the Heddle family had a summer cabin on the beach of Kootenay Lake, where Susan spent much of her time in her summers. Susan acquired her drivers licence at age 16, and her sister Joan and her Dad Mac were her instructors. Susan Graduated from L. V. Rogers Senior Secondary school in 1969. While in school, Susan worked for Willowhaven, a childrens clothing store, and at FW Woolworths. Susan worked Friday nights after school and all day Saturday and the pay was 17.00 for the week. It was always hard to get a ride to town (6 miles from home) so Susan decided to move to town where she had an apartment on Victoria Street, and paid 70.00 a month rent. Soon Susan moved over to a job at Simpson Sears Co ltd., where she was an order clerk and relief audit clerk. Susan changed jobs at age 20 to be a bookkeeping machine operator and front counter clerk at the City Hall in Nelson BC. Susan met her husband Ron in 1968. Susan and Ron were engaged in February, 1970. Susan and Ron set a wedding date, and Susan moved back home to save some money for the wedding. At age 20, Susan married Ronald Hayes Durant age 22 from Trail, B. C. Susan and Ron settled into the log home on Heddle Road.

Ron and Susan lived there a year, then moved to a little house on the grounds of what is now Duhamel Store near Willowhaven Road in Willowpoint. Susan broke her leg in three places while skiing in Idaho, and while she was recovering, they bought a house beside Duhamel Creek on the six mile stretch, and that is where Ron and Susan became proud parents in 1976, of their first child, Jill. When Jill was two, the family moved to Hart Street in Nelson, and a year later in 1979 moved to Dawson Creek to 1632-95th Avenue. Susan was secretary of the Kinette Club, and the Kinette Coordinator for the Peace Region. Susan headed up a project for the Women's Transition House ( furnishing the building). Soon Cory joined the family in 1979, followed by Darcy in 1981. Two years later, the family moved again, to Prince Rupert, BC. Susan began playing slow pitch softball as the pitcher, and she acted as secretary again for the Kinettes there, and worked with them on community projects. After five years in Prince Rupert, the family packed up and moved to Kamloops BC to Waddington Avenue, then finally to 180 Knollwood Drive. Susan did daycare at home for 11 years, then took business courses at Cariboo College, and got a job in 1991 at the City of Kamloops as an RCMP Clerk until her retirement in 2008. The Durant family grew up in the Valleyview area of Kamloops, weekend skiing hiking the hills, embracing sports, the outdoors, the garden, and always travels to Nelson to reunite with family. Ron and Susan went on various winter holidays in Mexico, Dominican Republic, Cuba and Hawaii, and Susan travelled with her three sisters Elaine, Joan and Sharry to Europe and Scotland, ski trips and hot springs trips. Susan and Ron have six Grandchildren and one Great-grandchild.

Research Notes

In striving to connect all of the Orkadian Heddles. - my research is in hope of finding the ancestors of my ancestors John Heddle (Abt 1769 and his wife Catherine Crawford Heddle (Abt 1764). and matching our branch of the Heddle tree to those Heddles from Rossmore Redland Firth, Cursetter Firth, Grimbister Firth, and Rennibister Firth.


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Hi Susan,

You have created a large number of duplicate profiles in a family line. I've proposed merges. It's important that there is a single profile for every person in the tree:

Also, when you are creating profiles, please be careful with your sources and biographies. Biographies, or sources, such as "Familysearch ID # GSLW-NZ5" are insufficient. Please use full citations, including url links, to FamilySearch sources and biographies should explain the details of a person's life.

If you must link to a FamilySearch tree profile, that has no primary records (as in this case), please still include a full citation, with the name of the website, and the details of the reference, for instance:

FamilySearch family tree, profile of Isabel Shegone or Chego Unsourced. Accessed 2020.

and please ensure that the id refers to the correct person (the id on Isabel's profile is incorrect).

If you have any questions about any of this, I'm happy to help.


posted by Brad Foley
Hi, Susan, I'm wondering if this Lindsay family could be descended from a Robert G. Lindsay 1819? Pike County, OH d. 1900 Elwood, IN). I know that some of his descendants went to MI and settled. (Delbert Lindsay) I am descended from Robert's brother, Jacob Jones Lindsay, 1823 OH-1906 KS)

Carol Preece

posted by Carol (Aiken) Preece
Hell'o Carol: i have no evidence that Robert G. Lindsay as you mentioned is any relation to the Lindsay family you refer to. I hope you find the connection, and If i have any clues, I shall be most happy to pass them along to you. Appreciate your query and happy Wiki Tree ing. Regards, Susan (Heddle) Durant
posted by Susan (Heddle) Durant
Hi Susan!

Thank you for adding your DNA Test to your profile on WikiTree. Getting Started with DNA will tell you more about how DNA kits are used on WikiTree.

DNA at WikiTree provides a visual way for you to find others who have tested and have the potential of having common ancestors. It normally takes 24 hours from adding a test, or adding a new ancestor, or ancestor’s descendant, for WikiTree to display your name and test results on your ancestors and their descendants’ profiles for potential cousins to compare results with.

Have fun!

Cheryl ~ WikiTree Greeter

posted by Cheryl (Smith) Hess
well, thank-you for the kind words, Susan Janet.
Hi Susan

Thanks for joining us! I hope you're enjoying our site and our community. I just wanted to check in and see how things are going. Have the New Member How-To pages been helpful or left you with questions?

It's great to have you on board. Enjoy your time here, and good luck growing your branches. If you need help just click on my name you'll be transferred to my profile where you can post a message or send me a private message.

Mindy ~ WikiTree Mentor.?????•*¨*•.¸¸.

When our hearts turn to our ancestors, something changes inside us. We feel part of something greater than us. — Russell M Nelson

posted by Mindy Silva
Hi Susan, welcome to Wikitree! I am a Canadian Heddle but it looks like you are connected to the Nelson branch of Heddles - so far I have not managed to identify any common connection between my family and yours, although some of my cousins settled not too far away in Oyama, BC. FYI - I proposed a couple of merges for you as it looks like your parents already have Wikitree entries. That might help uncover more family details for you!

Looking forward to collaborating with you on Heddle history!

posted by Robert Heddle
Hi Anonymous!

A warm welcome to WikiTree. It is my privilege to confirm you as a full member. Now you can add your family to our Shared Tree!

Important: Check out our New Member How-To pages. They will save you time, energy and frustration as you add your family profiles.

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posted by Pip Sheppard
Welcome  !

This is just a note to say hi and to let you know that I'm available to answer questions about joining WikiTree.

To contact me, click the link to my name, then send a private message or post a comment on my profile page.

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posted by Andrea (Stawski) Pack

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