Edward Farrier

Edward Farrier

Edward Farrier


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

to Cominco.

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

to Ted.

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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