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Willard Hartley Farquhar

September 1, 1931 ~ February 18, 2020 (age 88)


In Loving Memory of

Mr. Willard Hartley Farquhar

September 1, 1931 – February 18, 2020


The family announces his peaceful death at the Lady Minto Hospital, Cochrane, ON, on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at the age of 88 years.

Husband of the late Ena Ann (nee Collins).

Father of Dorothea (late Kevin) Cotgrave of Cochrane, Ken (Rossana) of Ottawa, Patricia (Shawn) Elliott of Peace River, AB, Neil (Jane) of Sudbury, and Doreen (Rick) Sicard of Hillsdale, ON.

Grandfather of Kourtney (Joelle), Trista (Aaron), Christian (Christine), Malcolm, Alex (Jane), Ashlen (Brad), Bryce (Melanie), Sara (Scott) and Hannah, great-grandfather of Sawyer, Asher, Amia, Ayla and Ryker.

Brother of Edith and Roy.

Mr. Farquhar also leaves numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Farquhar was predeceased by his brothers Howard, Harold, George, Doug, Johnny, and Clarence and by his sisters Donalda and Lillian.

Mr. Farquhar enjoyed fishing and hunting with his grandchildren and was an avid supporter of Ducks Unlimited and the Cochrane Crunch. He was often an “instigator of bad things” and got into mischief with his grandchildren. His smile and love of life will be missed.

Visitation to be held on Friday from 7-9 pm at Irvine & Irvine Funeral Home, 149 Third Street W., Cochrane, ON.  Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, 204 Sixth Avenue, Cochrane, ON, on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at 11:00 am, officiated by Rev. Laura Hutchinson.

Spring interment with his wife Ena at the Cochrane Civic Cemetery in the spring of 2020.

Memorial donations may be made to the Lady Minto Hospital Palliative Care Suite and would be appreciated by the family. If you wish to send online condolences to his family, to share your memories or pictures of Mr. Farquhar, visit

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Irvine & Irvine Funeral Home & Northern Crematorium. For information: 705-272-3239

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February 21, 2020

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
149 Third Street West
Cochrane, Ontario P0L1C0

Funeral Service
February 22, 2020

11:00 AM
St - Paul s United Church (Cochrane)

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