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O’Farrell CD, Lieutenant-Colonel John Ross Reid

October 18, 1920 — January 11, 2013

Lieutenant-Colonel John Ross Reid O’Farrell CD, passed away Friday January 11, 2013 at Central Okanagan Hospice House, Kelowna British Columbia. He was born in Quebec City October 18, 1920 to John Patrick O’Farrell and Bertha Derome. Both his parents died at relatively young ages and he was a mentor to his brothers and sisters. He had a long distinguished military career retiring as a Lieutenant-Colonel. He had a second career as personnel director in the retail industry. He lived in many places (Quebec, Halifax, Kingston, Ottawa, Paris, Edmonton, Montreal and Kelowna). He enjoyed golf, fishing and travel. He was a wonderful husband and father of five boys. Survived by his loving wife of 66 years Fleurette and sons Terry (Linda), Patrick (Jo Ellen), Richard (Janet), Dennis (Catrina), Michael (Ivana),15 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, brother Steve O’Farrell and sisters Grace Lonergan-O’Farrell, Doris Lauzon and Theresa Gagnon. Sadly preceded by brother Myles O’Farrell, sister Patricia Taylor and grandson Tyler O’Farrell. Visitation at the Springfield Funeral Home, Kelowna, B.C., 7.00pm to 9.00pm Thursday February 7, 2013. The funeral service will be held on Friday, February 8, 2013 at 10:30AM at Immaculate Conception Church, 839 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, B.C. Interment to take place in the National Field of Honour, Pointe-Claire, Québec. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

7.00pm to 9.00pm Thursday February 7, 2013
Springfield Funeral Home
(2020 Springfield Road, , Kelowna, BC)

Friday, February 8, 2013 at 10:30AM

Immaculate Conception Church,

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The service for O’Farrell CD, Lieutenant-Colonel John Ross Reid is scheduled for Friday, February 8, 2013 at 10:30AM. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Immaculate Conception Church,

839 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC


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  • John Agassiz says:

    My thoughts are with you guys.

  • Alex and Renee Price says:

    We have lost a good neighbour, a good friend and a good leader. His handling of the affairs and business of the Sandstone Gated Community in its early years was first class, no waffling, make the point, carry it out.
    An example for all of us.

  • Zeno & Sandy Cescon says:

    Terry, Linda & Family
    Sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Memories do last a lifetime.

  • Jean Moore. says:

    It is sad to see another former resident of Sandstone leave us. Ross and Fleurette were an important part of our community for many years and my condolences go out to Fleurette and her family.

  • Michael O'Farrell says:

    Our heart-felt condolences to our Aunt Fleurette and cousins Terry, Patrick, Richard, Dennis, Michael and their families & friends.

    My sister, Susan, and I have very fond memories of ‘Uncle Reid’ as we had many great times with him, Aunt Fleurette, our cousins and family while we are all living in Montreal in the 1960s and 1970s.

    Our Dad, Steve, always shared with us the loving care Uncle Reid had for all he touched and the many exciting times they had when growing up in Quebec City area with Myles, Patsy, Grace, Doris and Theresa – along with my Dad’s Mom Alma who married John Patrick O’Farrell to help raise all the kids – and to the many great times they shared with all the O’Farrell clan and friends.

    Although the travel distance of Uncle Reid and Aunt Fleurette away from us has kept us from seeing each other ongoing over the years — we will always and forever cherish our times together close in our heart and wish Aunt Fleurette, Terry, Patrick, Richard, Dennis and Michael plus all their families and friends peace during these unfortunate times, and true happiness knowing the world has been enriched and is a better place by Uncle Reid sharing his bright smile and caring ways with us all – and forever.

    Our Love Always and Forever,

    Michael O’Farrell & Susan Young (O’Farrell) along with Steve & Julie O’Farrell – and our recently departed Mom Milvi Laumets (O’Farrell) and our Grandmother Alma O’Farrell

    A donation will be made to The Heart & Stroke Foundation in memory of our Uncle Reid

  • Brenda O'Farrell says:

    To ours cousins and their family, our thoughts are with
    you during this difficult time.
    My best memory,uncle Reid and with my cousins and aunt Fleurette leaving from Quebec city harbour to Paris on a huge boat..Wish you strenght and serenity. Your cousins Brenda
    (Myles’s)Tara, Grace, Tralee Karenand John.

  • Dennis O'Farrell says:

    Thank you to all for sharing kind words and memories. The final step took place February 13, 2013. John Ross Reid O’Farrell was buried in the Field of Honour, Pointe Claire (Montreal), Quebec. The attached picture shows the location of the grave site. Note that a commemorative ceremony is held as a tribute to Canadian Veterans the first weekend of June every year at the Last Post Fund National Field of Honour. http://www.lastpostfund.ca/EN/ceremonies.php

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