McFarlane, Dolores Evelyn

Dolores Evelyn McFarlane, loving daughter of Francis ‘Frank’ Henry Perry Loan (1969) and Iva May Tanner (1955), has died in her 91st year at Meaford General Hospital in Ontario surrounded by her loving family.

Predeceased by her husband Murray C. McFarlane (2011), and her former husband, Peter G. Lush (2014) and her brother Douglas M. Loan (2002). Survived by her two children Valerie (Bill) and John (Mani), and grandmother to Maris (Peter), Eliot (Evan) and Evelyn (Blake), and great-grandmother “GG”, to Noelle, Annika, Emmy, Mae, Billie, and Haheepa. Born in Chatham, Ontario, settling in Burlington to raise her family and retiring to Thornbury, Town of Blue Mountains where she followed her love of golf, tennis and skiing at the Georgian Peaks Club.

Dolores’ unique character, sense of style and adventurous spirit lead her to employment in both retail fashion and human resources. She volunteered for the Junior League of Hamilton and the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada. Dolores’ feminine strength and tenacity was admired by her peers and will be a pillar of resilience for her family and 6 great granddaughters as they grow and find their place in the world.

Family and friends are welcome to attend a funeral service at Christ Church Anglican in Meaford on Friday, February 2nd, 2024 at 2:30 p.m. A Celebration of Dolores’ Life will take place at the Georgian Bay Club in May.

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


Friday, February 2, 2024 2:30 PM
Family and friends are welcome to attend a funeral service at Christ Church Anglican in Meaford on Friday, February 2nd, 2024 at 2:30 p.m. A Celebration of Dolores’ Life will take place at the Georgian Bay Club in May.

Make a donation in memory of Dolores Evelyn McFarlane

Donations: Meaford Hospital Foundation
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Gail and Bev Murray
    Monday, January 29, 2024

    Our sincere sympathy goes out to all your family at this time as you have lost a great mom, grandma and great grandma. Delores and I have had many happy and fun memories plus luncheons together and always had a lot of fun and laughter during each one so I can’t imagine your fun times that leaves you with many memories to hold on to.. I will miss her dearly as I always looked forward to our time together. Treasure the memories as I am sure there are many

  2. Cora Gardner
    Tuesday, January 30, 2024

    John, Valerie and families
    I’m so sorry for your loss, such a lovely lady!

  3. Coreen Clarke
    Thursday, February 1, 2024

    Valerie and family. Our condolences on the loss of your mother. Jim and Coreen Clarke

  4. Karen Wheeler
    Thursday, February 1, 2024

    Val & John, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Throughout the years your Mom has been a staple in our lives. Mom wishes she could be there for the service but unfortunately cannot, hopefully the Celebration of Life in May. Again our heartfelt condolences to you all. Karen, John, Carol and MaryLyn

  5. Winnie Johnson
    Friday, February 2, 2024

    John, Mani & Families

    Although I didn’t know Dolores for a long period of time, I feel so honoured to have been able to get to know her for the time I did .
    She was a class act , is the only way I can describe her.
    Dolores I will always cherish you in my heart
    You were such a beautiful, intelligent, classy lady
    Rest in peace , I know you are now in a better place

  6. Kirk Bradley
    Saturday, February 3, 2024

    John and Valerie
    So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. I always thought your mom was such a beautiful classy lady. I am hopeful my mom and I can attend the celebration of life in May.

  7. Fred Barnes
    Friday, February 9, 2024

    John , Valerie & families . So sorry to hear of Delores’s passing . I think back to the marvelous times the Barnes & Lush families enjoyed and the great part of that that Delores was. She’ll be sorely missed .


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