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Date of Passing: May 14, 2022

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On Saturday, May 14, 2022, at the Grace Hospital, Tom Farrell, aged 83 years passed away.
Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in the St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church, Grand Marais, MB.
Full obituary to follow in Saturday's paper.

Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk
in care of arrangements.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 18, 2022

Condolences & Memories (12 entries)

  • I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. I had the pleasure of taking care of Tom over the last few years and he was simply the nicest person you could meet. I had to help him walk up the old Bay parking ramp one time when they had no stairs/elevator in operation, a memory I'll never forget. I feel lucky to have known him and it was so interesting listening to his life story. - Posted by: Terry James (Client) on: May 23, 2022

  • On behalf of St. John Ambulance (SJA) we send our deepest condolences to Tom's family on his passing. Tom was a long time supporter of our charity and served several terms terms on our Board. We are grateful for his service to to the community including SJA. Best wishes during this difficult time. - Posted by: St. John Ambulance (Organization Tom served with) on: May 23, 2022

  • Tom was a friend I could speak to. He would listen and understand and we would discuss many topics, related to VB, or just in general. It was pleasure knowing him and to shake his hand. I will miss him My thoughts are with the family. VB has lost a pillar of this community All Take Care. - Posted by: Tim Flook (Friend) on: May 23, 2022

  • Tom and I started working on the same day for the Department of Labour. We seem to have bonded instantly and we remained good friends even after retirement. There is no question that he ended up being the best boss I ever had – or could wish for. He always understood the situation and used stories of his many friends and experiences to help resolve things. He always had your back, he stick handled the many incompetent senior executives who populated government at the time. He was a passionate believer in young people and mentored many to become leaders of today. I will miss him dearly. - Posted by: John Cumberford (friend and former colleague) on: May 22, 2022

  • I am so very sorry that Tom has passed away. I met Tom only once in Manitoba, but I had known of him since I was 14. I was a classmate of his sister Pat at Notre Dame College School, and knew Isobel also. The Farrell clan was legendary for their athleticism and their ability to have fun. We all left southern Ontario a long time ago, but memories of those times, places, and especially, people, remain. My condolences to Tom's family, and a hug for Pat and Isobel especially. Sincerely, Emoke Szathmary - Posted by: Emoke Szathmary (Friend and classmate of Tom's sister, Patricia, admirer of the Farrel clan) on: May 21, 2022

  • Tom was a good friend whom I was proud to say “Hi Tom”. - Posted by: Don Murray (Friend) on: May 20, 2022

  • A very honest and honorable man. A privilege to have know and in his acquaintance! Rest In Peace with Marlene .🙏🙏 - Posted by: Ken and Stella Thiessen (Longtime friend) on: May 19, 2022

  • Tom Farrell was a pillar of our community , in the city of Thompson. Whether it was as a politician, or Inco management, he was a true professional. Always there to lead, lend an ear, or to support someone, he always had time for you. Our sincere condolences to all his family. ‘Death is a heartache, no one can heal, Love is a memory no one can steal’ . May happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time. Friends, Janet Johnson & Ron Klose - Posted by: Janet Johnson (Employee and friend ) on: May 19, 2022

  • You cannot forget Tom Farrell. He had a smile and a wave every time you met him weather at his home or on the street or on the way to the store. Thinking of the time we were on the beach and trying to teach the others how to sing calypso. He knew when to have fun and when to be serious. He will be sadly missed. Our condolences to his family. The Griffith Family - Posted by: Owen and Lillian (Friend) on: May 18, 2022

  • My most sincere and heartfelt condolences to Tom's family and dear friends, Tom served the community as an advocate for older persons. He always provided great leadership, compassion and a passion for those in their retirement years. He believed that no one should be alone. Tony Zienkiewicz Secretary Pembina Active Living 55plus. - Posted by: Tony Zienkiewicz (Friend ) on: May 18, 2022

  • In 1985, Tom and Wint Newman hired for the Manitoba Mining Association. Since then we remained friends and colleagues in arms, collaborating on many issues related to mining, safety and Compensation. Many issues were solved over a beer and under the dome of silence. I will miss you my friend, especially our annual meeting at your home in Grand Marais. Condolences to your many family members. When next we meet, it's my turn to buy the Chinese food. Safe passage my friend. - Posted by: Barrie Simoneau (Friend. Colleague ) on: May 18, 2022

  • Tom was a gentle soul and had a wonderful sense of humor. In knowing his devotion to his faith, it is beautiful he was taken during the month of May - the month of Our Blessed Virgin Mother, Mary. May it be of comfort to all of you in knowing he has met the the face of God. - Posted by: Darlene Hoffman (Former Ministerial secretary in the Office of Labor) on: May 18, 2022

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