1929 – 2017
It is with deep sorrow that the family of Edward Farrier
announces his passing aft er a lengthy battle with
Parkinson’s on Monday, July 3, 2017.
Ted was born in Moose Jaw, SK on April 7, 1929. The
family moved to Trail, BC where Ted graduated in 1948.
He picked fruit in Summerland and Peachland during the
summer breaks of grade 11 and grade 12. Ted’s first big
job was as a teller for the Canadian Bank of Commerce.
It was at that time that Ted formally changed his given
name from Teddy to Edward, as the bank manager did
not feel that Teddy was a suitable name for a banker!
From there Ted worked as a clerk for Cominco in Trail,
before being transferred to Kimberley in 1953. While
working at Cominco he obtained his Registered Industrial
Accounting Degree through correspondence, eventually
retiring from his position as Assistant Accountant with
Cominco in Kimberley in 1985 after 31 years of service
Ted was devoted to his family, participating in a number
of organizations and activities with his wife and children.
He spent many years doing books and sitting on boards
for local charities and organizations, and was an active
member of the Boy Scouts of Canada for over 40 years.
Ted loved to golf, curl and ski and spent a number of years
as a guest guide at the Kimberley Ski Resort.
Ted is survived by his wife of 61 years Barbara, his
daughters Heather and Cynthia (Mike), son Michael
(Audrey), grandchildren Gregory, Kyle, Sara, Marco and
Christian, his great grandchildren Evan and Justin, his
brother Don (Liz) and his sister Violet.
Ted was predeceased by his parents Edward and Edith
(Rose), his infant brother John, and his brothers James,
Ray and Charles.
An open house celebration of Ted’s life will be held at a
later date to be announced.
Thank you to Dr. Lunge, the Kimberley Home Support
staff and the staff at “The Pines” for the care they provided
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial
donation may do so to the: Parkinson Society of British
Columbia, #600, 890 – West Pender Street, Vancouver,
British Columbia, V6C 1J9, or to: Kimberley Group
Scouts Canada, 660 – 306th Street, Kimberley, British
Columbia, V1A 3H8.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
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