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Richard Farrell

Mr. Richard Farrell

Saturday, October 31st, 1931 - Thursday, December 31st, 2020
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FARRELL, Richard Alfred – Mr. Richard Alfred Farrell passed away in his 90th year on December 31, 2020 after a brief illness. Predeceased by Mary his beloved wife of 60 years and his siblings Peter, Martha and Kent. He is survived by his brother David. He was the fabulous father of Paul (Anne), Jim (Eileen), Dave and Mary Lynn (David). He was the witty, cribbage-playing grandfather of Calum, Colette, Liam, Connor, Shannon, Nicole, Emilia and Danielle. He was the wise and wonderful great-grandfather of Aria and Angela.

Richard grew up in Montreal where he started his first career in insurance, which took him to Toronto and eventually Sault Ste. Marie and his own Farrell Insurance Adjusters firm. Following his true passion to “tread the boards”, he joined the Sault Theatre Workshop. In 1970, at the Dominion Drama Festival in Winnipeg, he won the Award for Best Amateur Actor in Canada for his role in LUV. Shortly after this achievement with the support of Mary, Richard turned professional. This prompted a move south to Guelph to begin his 35 year career in stage and film. In 2004 he retired from the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-lake.
When he was not performing, he was busy cooking up a storm, doing crosswords, traveling the world with Mary and friends or attending one of his eight grandchildrens’ sporting, music, academic or community activities. He will be sadly missed.

In light of the current COVID-19 limitations, the family is planning a formal celebration of Richard’s life at a later date. Online condolences can be made at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com.
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