February 5, 1934 – April 27, 2012
at the age of 78 years
Celebration of Life: Wednesday, May 02, 2012 1:00 p.m.
Fischer’s Funeral Services
It is with great sadness we announcing that Alan Farnham of Salmon Arm,British Columbia, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 27, 2012 at the age of 78. Alan was born in Windsor, Ontario on February 5, 1934. He is predeceased by his parents, Orlo and Jean Farnham, and his sister, Lynn Stafford. Alan is survived by his beloved wife Maureen, daughters Kelly Farnham (Brian), Tanya Bushell (Rob), Nicole Dent (Jay) and Kelly Woodward (Jerry), six grandchildren, sister Margo Pastovich, brother Garth Farnham, nieces and nephews Dina Pastovich, Marnie Pastovich, Holly Pennington, Derek Pennington, Aaron Farnham, Robin Georgeson and Roxane Smith .
Alan spent all of his working life as an accountant; in fact, he did so until his last days. Outside of work, Alan spent a lot of his free time on the golf course and over the years made many special and close friends on the links. He always treasured this.
Alan will be remembered for his no-holds-barred attitude towards life, his resilience and his sense of humour.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. McKee, Dr. Skubiak and the nurses in Emergency and on level four of Shuswap Lake General Hospital for their kind and compassionate care.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, May 2 at 1:00 PM at Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium in Salmon Arm.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Alan’s memory may be made to Shuswap Lake General Hospital Foundation or a charity of one’s choice.
To be absent from the body
Is to be present with the Lord
The dust returns to earth
The spirit returns to God Who gave it
(2 Cor 5: 8, Eccl 12: 7)
Rest in peace, Big Brother, I love and miss you.
To Maureen, Kelly, Kelly, Tania–It was so wonderful spending time with you. I think we were a great support for one another at a difficult time.
Dear Maureen and Family,
I had the great pleasure of knowing Al and playing golf with him on many occasions at the SAGC. In fact Al was the first member I met when I became the General Manager in 2005 – needless to say he made an indelible impression. Al was an unforgettable man. I enjoyed our conversations, laughs and trash talk on Men’s Night. I will miss him.
Dear Maureen and Family,
Just know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Even though it has been too many years since I’ve seen Alan, he is still my cousin and has always been in my heart. I’ll miss his emails. I do have a few fond memories that I will treasure always.
Please accept my condolences for cousin Alan.
Dear Maureen & family, Our sincere sympathy to you all. I wish we could’ve met you and kept in touch these later years. The memories I have of Alan and all the cousins were great….Windsor, Toledo, Pelee Island. What a great blessing to have been there for all those wonderful get togethers. ou are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Roger & Teresa Rollo
Uncle Al, the Kiddies Pal… And he was! I remember him telling me that he used to skip the shower and a shave when he was taking the bus on a long road trip. He said he didn’t want anyone sitting beside him!!
Maureen, Kelly, and Kelly… My deepest sympathies. Uncle Al was a special man. I will miss him. Love to all of you. Dina xoxo
Maureen and Family, I am very very sorry for your loss. Al was a very special person and will be missed by many. Not only was Al a very good friend to me, but he was like a second Father to me. It is very difficult for me to put into words how much Al meant to me. I loved the man and he will always be in my heart.
My sincere condolences to Maureen and all of Alan’s family. I will remember Alan for pretending to be gruff while in fact he was very caring.