FARRELL, Roy Merrill


∼March 8, 1929 to March 24, 2016∼  Passed away peacefully at Great Northern Retirement Home, Sault Ste Marie on March 24th.

Roy M Farrell at the age of 87 years, beloved husband of the late Alice ( Bazinet ) for 57 years. Loving father of Susan (Gerry) of Long Sault, late Jim (Heather) of Echo Bay and late Allan of Sault Ste Marie. Sadly missed by “adopted” son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Janet Tessier. Special Grandpa to Christopher (Lucy), Connor, Zack, Crystal (Tom), Angie and Bobbi-jo (Jake). Great grandchildren to Jaida, Holden and Kash. Dear son of the late Ken and Ellis Farrell of South Porcupine. Dear brother of Shirley (late Gary) of South Porcupine. Predeceased by one brother Nelson (late Mary), also of South Porcupine. Survived by one Brother-in-law Bernie Weber (late Horatia) of Lively.

After working for Ontario Hydro for 38 years, Roy and Alice spent several years traveling throughout Canada and the US. When he wasn’t traveling, Roy kept active by enjoying cross-country skiing, curling, golfing and when the opportunity came, he would head out to the lakes to fish or to bush to hunt (mainly to walk).

A special thanks to the Thessalon Hospital for their dedication and professionalism, with special thanks to Dr. Keating for always finding extra time to talk and listen. Also to the staff at the Great Northern Retirement Home for making Roy feel so special in the short time he was there.

In keeping with Roy’s wishes there will be no visitation or funeral. There will be an interment service at Greenwood cemetery on Wednesday March 30, 2016 at 3:30pm. A social gathering to celebrate Roy’s life will take place at 4pm at Gino’s Restaurant.

If so desired contribution in his memory to the Thessalon Hospital Auxiliary.

Funerall arrangements entrusted to Beggs Funeral Home, Thessalon, Ontario. www.beggsfh.com