Bill Durnan

Birth Name: William Ronald Durnan

Date of Birth: January 22, 1916

Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date of Death: October 31, 1972

Place of Death: North York, Ontario, Canada

Ethnicity: Irish, English, Scottish

Bill Durnan was a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He was a goaltender, who played his National Hockey League (NHL) for the Montreal Canadians.

Bill was the son of Dora Lorene and William Willis Durnan.

Bill’s paternal grandfather was William Henry Durnan (the son of James Durnan and Margaret Jane Hostrawsen).

Bill’s paternal grandmother was named Mary Ann Lewis.

Bill’s maternal grandfather was George Whyte (the son of Donald Whyte and Sarah Wiggins).

Bill’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Jane Forgie (the daughter of Alexander Stewart Forgie and Agnes Nancy Kellough).

Source: Obituary of Bill Durnan –

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