Farrar, Audrey Jean

Audrey Farrar passed away peacefully at Errinrung Nursing Home in Thornbury on Sunday November 8, 2020 at the age of 95.

Born in Kimberley, ON on August 12, 1925, she was a daughter of the Late Saul and Lillian (Shaw) Fawcett.

She was raised in Kimberley and her parents and sisters moved to Owen Sound, ON when she was a teenager.

Audrey worked as a waitress and then did housework for Buchanan’s at RR 2 Clarksburg where she met Ernest Farrar. They married July 28, 1945 and settled on the farm on the Clarksburg sideroad.

She was active in many farming and community events and the camera club for many years. She will be remembered as a humorist and always loved telling jokes and had many laughs with everyone. She also loved to write poems and stories. Audrey had suffered from Alzheimer’s for a long time.

She was predeceased by her husband Ernest in June 2003 and sisters Kathleen Houston (2017) and Dorothy Chittenden (2018) and brother Jimmy Fawcett (at age 7).

Remembered as the much loved mother of Edward Farrar and his wife Carol and Jerry Farrar and his partner Cathy Mask. She was a devoted grandmother to Steve Farrar, Dianne & Danny Nobes, April & Jim Markou and Melissa Farrar and great-grandmother to Jeremy, Abbie, Cora, Taylor, Dylan, Braden, Athena, Cameron and Gage.

There will be a private family service at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford on November 11th with interment to take place at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted. www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

Details

Private family service at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford on November 11th with interment to take place at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery.

Donations: Meaford Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice
Make a donation in memory of Audrey Jean Farrar


Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Gary & Sharon Long
    Tuesday, November 10, 2020

    Sorry for your loss. Great memories of both your mom & dad at the ball games for many years. Your mom always had a story to tell and she would laugh as hard as you did. Cherish the great memories.

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  2. Doreen Houston
    Tuesday, November 10, 2020

    Our deepest sympathy go out to the Ed and Carol and Jerry and Cathy and families. Aunt Audrey had a wonderful sense of humor and I treasure the books I have that she wrote. I am happy we were able to have the 3 sisters together at our home for a meal and a few laughs a few years back. That memory will be treasured,
    Doreen and Kees

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    1. Ed&Caro,
      Tuesday, November 10, 2020

      I will never forget that day and thank you so much for making it happen.

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  3. Bonnie Hammond
    Tuesday, November 10, 2020

    Sending condolences to the whole family – she had a wonderful laugh & she always had a good story or two to tell! She loved to make others laugh as well. Enjoy all those wonderful memories that you have – they will help you through this difficult time.
    Bonnie Hammond

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    1. Ken and Wilma wilson
      Wednesday, November 11, 2020

      Always enjoyed Audrey and her jokes. Our thoughts are with you at this time

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  4. Peter McDonald
    Tuesday, November 10, 2020

    Ed, Jerry, and families, I’m so sorry for your loss.
    Your home was always a warm, friendly, and safe place for me, the little boy across the road, when I was too young to go along with the big guys, and too curious and precocious to be on my own.
    Never once did I feel unwelcome (even though your dad called me ‘Pester’ with his wry grin and a twinkle in his eye), I simply felt loved.
    I loved hearing your mom’s jokes, and her familiar infectious laugh that punctuated them. I marvelled at how she could possibly know so many. I loved her stories too…I learned a great deal about life listening to her. She was patient, and kind, and simply the best sort of human. The world needs more like her…truly.
    I’ll carry a warm place in my heart for her, as I always have, for my lifetime.
    Condolences to you all.

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  5. Shirley & Paul Woolner
    Tuesday, November 10, 2020

    Ed & Carol, Jerry & Cathy and families
    Your mother was such a warm, loving, jovial person. She will always be remembered for her jokes and infectious laugh! Even Christmas cards had a Joke in them. She welcomed “the gang” into her home, making us feel welcome and loved. When your parents camped with us, they were such a fun addition to our crew! I will always remember your mom with a smile. Her joy of life was infectious. She will be greatly missed. Keep your happy memories of her in your hearts to help through the rough time ahead. You are in our thoughts at this time.

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  6. Diana Starret
    Tuesday, November 10, 2020

    My condolences to the family. Audrey was such a pleasure to be in the company of. Will remember her for her never ending jokes/stories that she told and her full of life smile she always had. Will always remember the times her and Ernie joined the group camping. Wonderful memories she gave to the people in her life.

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  7. Regina Arthur
    Tuesday, November 10, 2020

    My heartfelt condolences to the Farrar family. Sincerely, Regina Arthur

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  8. Barry Edwards
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    Our heartfelt condolences go out to you Ed,Carol,Jerry and all the family. Audrey left great memories on the hearts of all who knew her. Those memories will forever be cherished, as will she. Remembering all the smiles she placed on our hearts….
    Barry and Peggy

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  9. Harold and Bev Ardiel
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    Our deepest sympathies to the Farrar family. Please accept our sincere condolences.

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  10. Irene Webster
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    My condolences to the Farrar family in your loss of Audrey. She brought much love and joy to to anyone’s life who knew her. I know that you will have many great memories going forward to cherish.
    Irene

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  11. Roger & Karen Dykstra
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    So sorry to hear about Audrey’s passing. Both Ernie and Audrey were such wonderful neighbours. Audrey had such a positive outlook on life and a great sense of humor – always ready with a great joke or story. We have such fond memories of both Ernie and Audrey.
    An era has been lost in the passing of your parents. Our deepest sympathy to all of you.

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  12. Barb & Keith Dooks
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    Our very sincere condolences to the Farrar families as you grieve the loss of Audrey. She was a wonderful person, so full of life and love.
    Sincerely,
    Barb and Keith Dooks

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  13. Brenda Taylor
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    Ed & Carol, Jerry & Cathy and families
    My condolences on the passing of Audrey, a treasured mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She will be fondly remembered for her warm smile, infectious laugh and the joy and laughter she brought to others as she told her jokes and stories. Even though she lived with Alzheimer’s for a long time, it never stole her smile or the twinkle in her eye. I trust all the wonderful memories and pictures you have will bring you comfort in the days ahead.
    Brenda & family

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  14. Mary-Ann Biersteker
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    Condolences to the family. One of the many locals who were regulars at the store.

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  15. Gary Dillon
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    Very sorry to hear …Ernie and Audrey were always upbeat and fun to be around .Our condolences to all the
    family
    …Gary and Beverlee Dillon

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  16. Garry and Pat Graham
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    Ed, Carol and the Farrar Family:
    Please accept our condolences on your loss.

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  17. Cameron Mask
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    Sorry for your loss.
    Fortunate to spend a Christmas with her one year. She was always smiling and sharing her great sense of humour whenever I saw her.
    My condolences to the family.
    Cameron

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  18. Arlene Osborne
    Thursday, November 12, 2020

    Ed, Carol and family,

    My thoughts are with all of you.

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  19. Janette and Don Scott
    Thursday, November 12, 2020

    Dear Ed, Carol and Family:

    We are sorry to hear about Audrey’s passing.

    Audrey was a very kind and generous lady with a big sense of humor.

    We always felt welcomed at her home and we always left with a good feelings and a smile on our face.

    She will be missed by all. Sincerely, Don and Janette Scott and family.

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  20. Gwen Hutchinson
    Thursday, November 12, 2020

    Ed, Carol & Family,
    We will never forget the kindness of your family over the years. Audrey and Ernie had hearts of gold, and Hutch especially appreciated their visits, armed with slides and stories of their latest trips west and local parades and events. Their love of life, family and friends was a wonderful example for us all. We will keep you in our hearts in the days to come as you grieve and remember the good times.
    With love and sympathy,
    Gwen, Brent & Sherrie, and David’s family.

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  21. Rosemary Taylor
    Thursday, November 12, 2020

    Ed, Carol, Jerry & families: I’m so sad to hear of Audrey’s passing. She sure knew how to make everyone laugh! We truly enjoyed being a neighbor to your Mom and Dad when we lived on the sideroad. Such fun times we had with them! Just know that she’s up in heaven entertaining everyone with her jokes and laughing as hard as they are!

    Rosemary (Rolling)Taylor

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  22. Linda Holden
    Thursday, November 12, 2020

    Ed and Carol..
    so sorry to hear of Audrey’s passing.. our condolences to you and your family

    Barry and Linda Holden

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  23. Valerie Shaw
    Thursday, November 12, 2020

    Ed, Carol and family. I’m very sorry to hear of your loss. So many wonderful memories of Audrey to be shared and enjoyed. She will be remembered fondly.

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  24. Bob Reid
    Thursday, November 12, 2020

    Ed, Carol and Family,
    Will always remember your mother as a lovely person.
    Sorry to hear of her passing. Thinking of you at this time.
    Marg and Bob Reid

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  25. Sidney Dykstra
    Friday, November 13, 2020

    Ed and Jerry and families
    Sorry to hear about your mom’s passing
    Your parents have a special spot in our families hearts
    Always remember the trip with my parents,such fun stories.
    Sid and Jane Dykstra

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  26. Ted Taylor
    Sunday, November 15, 2020

    Ed, Carol, Jerry and families
    My sincere condolences on the passing of Audrey
    Always a welcoming smile, a warm home, a hot meal and plenty of good humour.

    Ted

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  27. Bonnie McColgan
    Monday, November 16, 2020

    Ed, Carol, Jerry and Families
    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing.
    Audrey was a remarkable lady. We were so fortunate to have known her as a neighbour and friend.
    We will continue to smile as we remember Audrey entertaining us with her stories, jokes and riddles.
    She will be missed but never forgotten.

    Bonnie & Family

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  28. Norine Baron
    Monday, November 16, 2020

    We have many memories of sitting and chatting with Audrey and Ernie – usually hearing a funny story or a joke. We know you all have memories to take you through these sad days. She lived a good life and brought joy to many wherever she was.

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  29. Karen Hammond
    Thursday, November 19, 2020

    Carol , Ed and family, you mother was a icon in the valley, out helping at many of the Beaver Valley events with always a smile and a story or joke to tell. These are the memories that will help you through this time Karen

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