BANGOR – Norman “Jack” Durant, went peacefully home on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, to see all of his family and friends who have gone on before him. Heaven needed a laugh. He was born in Brownville Jct., April 8, 1937, the son of Pauline (Giberson) Durant and Leroy Durant. He grew up in Brewer and attended Brewer schools. He worked at the Penobscot Country Club, the Bangor House, Max Bakery, Nissen’s Bakery and Bancroft and Martin as a crane operator and truck driver for many years. He owned and operated a bar in Bangor, The Hideaway. Many friends will remember “Big Jack” who owned and operated Jack’s Dog House for 15 years. He coached little league baseball for J-Hawk at one point in his life, where they had the first girls on the team. He said the girls were his best players. Jack loved to tell stories of all of the times of his life, of his childhood friends and family. He loved people and he loved to make them laugh. Jack was predeceased by his parents and a younger brother, Richard. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Brenda. He is also survived by the sons he adored, Peter and his fianc‚e, Joan, of Exeter; Jason and his wife, Amanda and his beloved grandchildren, Taylor and Brett, the apple of his eye from Kenduskeag; a son, Lane Carey and his fianc‚e, Cheryl, of Derry, N.H., and a special daughter, Paula Carey and her fianc‚, Alex, of Waterville. Jack is also survived by his brother whom he loved so much, Erwin and his wife, Ruth, of Glenburn and their children and families. A loving sister, Madeline and her husband, Ron Kinney, of Bangor, and their children and families; a twin sister, Norma “Jill” and her husband, Joe VanDorn of Missouri and their children and families and a special aunt, Dawn Giberson and her family from Baltimore, Md. He will always be loved and remembered by his wife’s family, his mother-in-law, Pauline Young, his sister-in-law and husband, Saunie and Todd Brown of Green Lake; his sister-in-law, Cheryl and her husband, Ed Emerson, of Eddington, and a brother-in-law, Bob and his wife, Dee and their family of Waldoboro. Jack leaves his love to you all. Special thanks and love to his dear friends, “Granny and Cora”, Lorraine, Erv and Pat, Mae, Sherry and Jeanne and all of the other special people in his life, too numerous to mention. The family would also like to extend a special “Thank You” to Jeanne Alvarez, FNP, and his Godmothers, Sherry and Lorraine and his special new friend, Father John Austin. A service of remembrance will be held 12 noon Saturday at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, with the Rev. John Austin, officiating. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at the Brookings-Smith Family Center, 163 Center St., Bangor, immediately following the service Saturday.