John E. Durose Jr.

27 May, 195325 September, 2021

John Eric Durose Jr., age 68, of Beaverdam, Virginia passed away on Saturday, September 25, 2021.

John was born May 27, 1953 to the late John and Anne Durose.

John was the co-owner of Tigerseal Products LLC, which he ran with his wife, Brenda and staff member Dean Sayers. He was a man with a strong work-ethic who was always found doing something productive. As the human embodiment of altruism, he instilled a sense of compassion towards all living things. John was loved by all who knew him and would always do anything for any person or animal in need. Many knew him to feed anything that came to his door.

John lived by his strong morals and ethics. No matter how busy he was he would find time to help you. He was a connoisseur of all food burnt, particularly cookies, hamburgers, and pizza (but light on cheese, extra sauce). He was passionate about Z cars and could often be spotted in his beloved white 280ZX.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 45 years, Brenda Durose; children, Leah Blizard (Michael), Warren Hamburg (Trish), John Durose III (Natalia), Nicole Durose, Jordan Durose (Sean); grandchildren, Ryan Hamburg, McKenna Hamburg, Josie Durose, Polina Goryaynova, and expected Baby Boy Durose; sister, Annie Durose (John); nephews, Matthew and Joey; niece, Louise; and his collection of animals.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Saturday, October 2nd, 2021 at Nelsen Funeral Home, 412 S. Washington Hwy., Ashland, VA 23005. Because of John's strong beliefs in civil rights and equality and justice, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southern Poverty Law Center (

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John McDonald

30 September 2021

Mary & I want to offer our deepest condolonces.

John & I spoke often on the phone. According to him it was akin to a miracle that we agreed more than disagreed. I am a die and hard conservative and John leaned on liberal side.

I thoroughly enjoyed talking and just messing around with John. He was our best independent distributor. When we had trouble with production, John would call and plead for 2 or 3 machines, which we always seemed to find for him.

Brenda, and family if there is anything we can do for you, please just call. I have retired several times but I'm not very good at it. Brian and Megan will give you any help you may need.

John & Mary McDonald

Brian McDonald

30 September 2021

Everyone at McDonald Company sends their deepest condolences to the Durose family. John was kind, decent and the most loyal business person that we have ever dealt with. We stuck through thick and thin together and he never wavered. We made some really tough decisions together and in the short term it was very painful but John resolved to stay the course and that is a very rare trait today. He wll be sorely missed by everyone here, his rare blend of business acumen, constantly improvng the product, and a fantastic sense of humor will not be replaced. Best to John's family, friends, and business associates.

Mildred & Butch Jackson

28 September 2021

John and Brenda have been absolute perfect neighbors for over 20 years. We share the same driveway which is where we usually hang out and talk. They have always been willing to help in anyway they can. Both of them always seemed to have smiles on their faces. We will truly miss watching John in the driveway, smoking a cigarette, while walking Panda and the Cat without a leash in sight; or maybe it was the other way around!

We miss you John and we are praying for peace and understanding for your family. May God continue to bless you!

Annie Durose

28 September 2021

When I let my friends know of my brother's passing, of course they were sorry and sad for me, to hear the news. With their next breath they said, 'oh but he was so funny. Always made me laugh' . That was my brother, Eric. Building a dam for his beavers really confused me but the story he told me left me in stitches. I like to think he is in Heaven, smoking a cigarette, talking to our mother as she drinks her manhatten.

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