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Saturday January 19, 2013

Lieutenant-Colonel John Ross Reid O'Farrell
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. He was a mentor to his brothers and sisters. He had a long distinguished military career. 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., 7.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. Thursday, February 7, 2013. The funeral service will be held on Friday, February 8, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. 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. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, 250-860-7077.

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