Bryce Cresswell Farrow died 6 February 2015, aged 95, at home in Kelowna. Predeceased in 2006 by his wife, Kathleen, he is survived by his five children, Helen, Marilyn, Shirley, Janice, and Douglas, twelve grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Bryce was loving to all of them, and much loved in return.
Bryce was born in 1919 in Winnipeg, the eldest son of Henry Cresswell Farrow and Helen Morton Farrow. He grew up in Kelowna, where his father established the city’s first self-serve grocery store. After a short career in banking, Bryce joined the military, serving as a staff sergeant in radar units stationed in Quebec and BC during World War II.
He was married to Kathleen Florence Matheson, daughter of A.S. and Fleta Matheson, took place in Kelowna in 1942. Following the war, Bryce and Kay lived briefly in Toronto and Vancouver, before returning to the Okanagan to settle in Summerland, where Bryce worked as parts manager for a local auto dealership prior to earning his certification as a teacher of industrial arts. In 1961, the family moved to Cranbrook, where Bryce and Kay taught school until their retirement. Their retirement years were spent in Vernon, where Kay died in 2006. Bryce moved to Mountainview Village in Kelowna in 2012, where he resided until his death.
Bryce will be lovingly remembered for the remarkable care and concern he demonstrated for each member of his large family; his love of music, photography, and camping; his pride of craftsmanship; and his unwavering Christian faith, which provided a central focus for his life.
Arrangements are in progress for a memorial service Saturday, May 2, 2015. Donations in memory of Bryce may be made at www.gideons.org.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com.