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Howard Alexander Farquharson

January 27, 1918 — April 29, 2019

January 27, 1918 – April 29, 2019

Howard was the eldest son born at home near Sampsonton (Madden) to Dave and Minnie Farquharson. After 70 years of marriage he was predeceased by his wife Vola (nee Farr).  He was also predeceased by his brother Melvin (Phyllis).  He sadly lost his daughter-in-law Marlene (nee Jacobs) and son-in-law Victor Wall.  Howard is survived by his daughter Keren (Lou Delgado); son, Don (Bernice McLean); 3 grandchildren: Cody (Niki); Stacey (Sasha Wren); Jess (Troy Gano) and 9 great grandchildren.  He treasured the visits with nieces, nephews and cousins and valued strong family bonds.

He and Vola first farmed near Madden then purchased their own land near Dog Pound which continues as a working family farm receiving a Master Farm Award. Even at 100 he lived to farm and spent as much time as he could working on the land or driving the countryside to see what other farmers were doing and how the crops looked.

At 101 Howard could still relate to younger friends, family and neighbors who all enjoyed his visits and stories. They were inspired by his sharp mind, his wisdom, wit and humor. He had an independent determination to remain active, fit and useful. He was an avid reader and loved his music.

A Celebration of Life to be held at Madden Community Hall on May 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochrane Country Funeral Home, Florence (Flo) Simpson, Funeral Director. Ph: 403-932-1039. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Howard Alexander Farquharson, please visit our flower store.


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