1931 - 2017
Richard Joseph Farmer
"The song is ended, but the melody lingers on..." Irving Berlin
Deceased, following a valiant struggle with vascular dementia, at Village Riviera on Friday, March 17, 2017 at the age of 85. Born in Sarsfield, Ontario September 13, 1931, the youngest of 14 children. Predeceased by his father Ovila Farmer and mother Exilia Farmer (née Regimbald), nine brothers (Leo, Gerard, Raymond, Jean-Paul, Marcel, Roger, Maurice, Laurent and Victor) and four sisters (Irene, Laurette, Blanche and Eva).
Remembered by his many nieces and nephews, by colleagues from his many years of service with the Government of Canada as a translator, and former colleagues and students at Ottawa secondary schools as a teacher.
Family and friends may pay respects at the COOPÉRATIVE FUNÉRAIRE DE L'OUTAOUAIS, 95 boul. de la Cite-des-Jeunes, Gatineau on Friday, April 7, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Service in the chapel at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow at 3:00 p.m. Private family burial at Sarsfield Cemetery, Ontario.
In lieu of flowers, memoriam donations to Ethiopiaid at http://www.ethiopiaid.ca/">www.ethiopiaid.ca would be appreciated.
Please send messages of sympathy to the following address: www.cfo.coop
May he rest in peace.
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