ANTHONY PAUL (TONY) FARR
Sept. 25, 1923 – Feb. 3, 2011
Tony, son of Paul and Elsie Farr, was born in London, England. He met his bride-to-be, Audrey, at a church youth group in Claygate. With the outbreak of WWII, he served with the British Navy. After the war, he and Audrey emigrated to Canada, settling in Vancouver. There Tony worked for BC Tel, in the Records Department and later as company historian. This interest in history continued when he and Audrey retired on Salt Spring. Tony continued to do copy editing for the BC Historical Society and enjoyed many talks and outings with the local historical society.
After his beloved Audrey passed away, he met Inez Armstrong square dancing. They later married and enjoyed hikes with the Salt Spring Trail and Nature Club, world travel (Italy, Thailand, Australia) and church activities at All Saints’ by-the-Sea. Tony’s other lifelong passions included golf, photography, writing, oil painting and feeding wild birds. He loved to be helpful, and was a volunteer driver with Seniors for Seniors for many years. A kind and gentle soul, with a ready twinkle of humour in his eyes, he will be sadly missed.
Thanks to all the staff at Meadowbrook for making his last years happy ones. Predeceased by first wife Audrey (1993), second wife Inez (2008) and brother Michael (2009). Survived by son Nick, daughter Anthea and son-in-law Fred, grandchildren Jennifer, Mark, Michael and Corey, and great-grandson Aolyn. Service to be held Saturday, Feb. 12, 3 pm at All Saints‘ by-the-Sea. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Save the Children Fund or Anglican Parish of Salt Spring.