FARR, Barbara Ann (nee Wright) –
The family is saddened to announce that Barbara passed away on October 11, 2019 at
Wellington Hospice after a brief illness with pneumonia.
Predeceased by her devoted
husband of 59 years, Don Farr, and companion dog, Gus. Survived by her loving
daughter Virginia Kirkpatrick, son-in-law Jay, and grandson Dane. Predeceased by her
parents, Carl Wright and Greta Chesney, and her brother, William Wright.
was born on September 26, 1931 in Hamilton, ON, and lived in various small towns
growing up, including Markdale, ON. As a young adult she enjoyed working up north
at the Delawana Resort, and later worked switchboard at CKCO TV in Kitchener,
where she met Don. They went on to run a successful Guelph business together, Don
Farr Television Ltd., for 30 years. One of Barbara’s greatest joys was renovating and
decorating the Farr family farmhouse where she and Don made their home for over 40
years. Barbara’s love of animals gave her much pleasure over the years as she cared
for a variety of dogs and cats, as well as a special crow and pig, and was honoured for
her tireless fundraising as a 25 year volunteer member of the Guelph Humane Society.
Barbara is remembered fondly by members of the Guelph and Mountain Grove
Christadelphian Ecclesias where she attended for many years.
A private graveside
family service has taken place at Barbara’s request. Arrangements entrusted to the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 519-822-0051 or www.wallcustance.com.
|A tree will be planted in memory of Barbara A. Farr in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph Arboretum. Dedication service, Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 2:30 pm.|