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Date of Passing: May 23, 2019

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1944 - 2019

Peacefully surrounded by his family, Jerald "Jerry" John Farr passed away at Pinawa Hospital on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at the age of 74.
He was predeceased by his parents, John and Norma Farr of Hamilton, ON and brother Brad Farr of Lions Head, ON.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Judy, of 47 years; his children, Cynthia (Jorge), Robert, Patrick (Carol) and Toiny (Zee). He will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren, Jennifer Farr, Nico Farr, Amir Sayadi, Gazi Sayadi, Alicia Farr, Isha Sayadi, Zachary Farr, Logan Farr, Noah Sayadi, Divya Farr, Aydin Sayadi and great-grandchild Maverick Farr. He is also survived by his in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends.
Jerry will be remembered for his love of boating on Lake of the Woods, entertaining and cooking for guests. He was a caring man with a unique sense of humour. Jerry was a dedicated Lions Member for over 30 years serving his community. There is only one Jerry Farr.
Jerry was born and raised in Hamilton, ON. He then moved to Thompson, MB where he met the love of his life, Judy. They started their family there and moved to Pinawa in 1982, where they remain until today.
Jerry was a hardworking man. He worked for INCO in Thompson for 15 years, then onto AECL in Pinawa for 15 years and then off to work for Manitoba Hydro for 15 years, until his retirement at age 68.
Many thanks to Dr. Papetti and Dr. Bruneau for their absolute excellent care.
A celebration of Jerry's life will be held on Tuesday, May 28 at 10:00 a.m. at Pinawa Lutheran Church, 25 Massey Road, Pinawa.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pinawa Foundation, c/o The Lions Club.
Jerry was a colourful man. To honour him, please wear your best and your brightest.

& CREMATORIUM, Beausejour
(204) 268-3510 or MB Toll Free 1-877-776-2220

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 25, 2019

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • So so sorry to hear about Gerry’s passing. He was larger than life, the best smile, played great music and a wonderful neighbour. My heart aches for Judy and family. Thinking of all of you - Posted by: Darcia and David Light (Friend and neighbour ) on: May 28, 2019

  • I'm so sorry to hear of the great Mr. Farr's passing. I always looked forward to sleepovers at the Farr's, because Jerry was by far the most fun of all my friends' dads. He taught, by example, that life was for living, whether that was sinfully tasty snacks, wild (and only slightly dangerous) games in the yard, or long long drives to the roller coasters at the Red River Ex. My condolences to the whole family. I hope there's a bouquet of Hawaiian shirts at the Celebration of Life. And maybe some watermelon, like he dutifully served at the beach on Pinawa's Birthday. - Posted by: Amy Attas (Friend of Jerry's daughter Toiny) on: May 27, 2019

  • We had the pleasure of knowing and working with Jerry for his years in Pointe. His good humour, pleasant disposition, knowledge, and attention to detail, made the workload lighter. It was always a pleasure to work alongside him. - Posted by: Gloria and Evan Moffat (Coworkers) on: May 27, 2019

  • Sending my thoughts and condolences to the Farr family during this difficult time. - Posted by: Lesa Cafferty (Resident of Pinawa) on: May 26, 2019

  • My condolences to all of Jerry’s family. I truly enjoyed the short time I had the opportunity to work with him! - Posted by: Leah (Coworker ) on: May 26, 2019

  • Jerry was an excellent driver for us 2 years ago. Sincere condolences to Judy and family. - Posted by: Bonnie Bailey (Pinawa friend) on: May 26, 2019

  • Today we said goodbye to this legend of a man, my Father. It was an honour to be by his side to the very end. He passed surrounded by so much love, and with his 'sense of ha ha' still intact. He had such a fun-filled life, and we are left with those fabulous memories. I had a Dad who took me on so many adventures, always supported me in my dreams, and taught me not to take life too seriously (after all, none us will get out alive). He loved my Mother with a passion like no other, their bond is timeless. They would slow dance to no music and constantly be kissing (much to my horror as a teenager, and now to my total appreciation). He never needed an occasion to spoil her with flowers or a new colourful 'frock'. I loved being around them whenever I could, playing cards and teasing each other. He was a wonderful Grandpa to my babies and would roll around playing on the floor with them, and even though I'm sure that was not an easy thing for him, he did it with no hesitation. He never lost that zest for life, even through the pain. It's hard to believe that only 2 months ago he was vacationing with Mom in Victoria on a Moroccan themed tugboat converted houseboat. He loved being on the water, but more than that, he loved to share that experience with his loved ones. He was the ultimate host and would prepare delicious meals, played games, and dressed up in costume regularly. Fun aside, my Father was about much more than just good times. He served as a member of the Lions Club here in Pinawa for over 30 years, fundraising and hosting massive events with such meticulous devotion. He had a way to get the job done right and still have fun doing it. I have learnt so much from him. He inspires me to live life to the fullest, while taking care of my family and community. To focus on the things that really matter in life. I will miss him dearly, but I am filled more with joy and gratitude than sorrow. I am fortunate to have had such a special man in my life. To call him my Father I am honoured. I love you all and I hope you can be filled with the same wonderful appreciation. - Posted by: Toiny (Daughter) on: May 25, 2019

  • Dear Judy, Rob, Patrick and Toiny, I was saddened by Jerry's passing. I saw him a few weeks ago at the Forks with Judy. I will cherish seeing him then. He always joked with me when I saw him outside doing the lawn or putting up the slip and slide for the kids in the neighbourhood. He would always had a smile on his face and a joke to tell. He also was dedicated to helping others in the Lions Club. I will always think of you Jerry. Rest in Peace - Posted by: Eva Beaudoin (neighbour and Lions member) on: May 25, 2019

  • I had the honor and pleasure of working with Jerry at Pointe and Slave. He was a great teacher and an inspiration to me and many others. Friendly, calm and patient were only a few of the many positive character traits that he possessed. We will miss you! I'm sorry for your loss, Judy. He was an awesome man that I and others will not forget. - Posted by: Kevin Dawson (Friend and former co-worker) on: May 25, 2019

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