Jean Nora Farrell

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Jean Nora Farrell

February 14, 1939 - April 17, 2021

Jean Nora Farrell was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Jean passed away on April 17, 2021 at the age of 82 after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honour her legacy by living their lives to the fullest.
She was born to Bernard and Annie (nee Hasson) Mellon on February 14th, 1939 in Montreal. Raised and educated in Montreal, Jean met her husband, John Hugh Farrell while working at Bell Canada in Engineering. Together, they had three children: John, Erin (Tim Boland), and Kerry (David Dominique) and five Grandchildren: Tayler, Rachel and Megan (mother Jennifer Farrell) and Parker and Andrew Boland.
Jean loved spending time golfing, playing bridge and entertaining. Her smile and personality would light up a room, and her laughter was infectious. Through their lives, John and Jean traveled the world greatly enriching the lives of their friends and family with the stories of their adventures. She was a skilled needle pointer and painter and spent years volunteering including with the Cobourg Rotary Club raising funds for local community needs. In addition to the Rotary Club, Jean met many friends over the years at the Royal Ottawa Golf Club, the Dalewood Golf Club, the Cobourg Yacht Club, St. Michael’s Church, and the Rideau Club.
Jean was predeceased by her sisters Margaret May and Anne and her brothers Bernard (Benny) and Gerald. She is survived by her sister Maureen and many nieces and nephews.
The family gratefully acknowledge the exceptional care Jean received at Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg.
In light of Covid-19, a private funeral will be held. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation in her memory would be appreciated.

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MELISSA STEPHENSON - May 3, 2021

My deepest condolences to the Farrells. Mrs.Farrell was a kind and generous person who will be greatly missed.

The Dominique Family - May 3, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Maura O’Rourke Brophy - May 2, 2021

To all the family. My very deepest condolences on the loss of your beautiful wife and mother. I just today heard the sad news of Jean passing and it has touched me deeply. My family, particularly my late mom and dad, so cherished their friendship with your whole family. Soo many great times and wonderful memories were created over the many many years of friendship. Weddings, baptisms, pool parties and get togethers were enjoyed over the years. I remember Mrs. Farrell so very well for her beautiful smile and laughter. She was such a pretty lady inside and out. I will tell Hugh and my siblings the sad news later today. Hugh will be very sad and has said so many times in the last few years just how kind Jean always was to him. She had a special way of talking to him as a child that always made him feel very special. I will always be grateful for how kind she has always been to him, especially in the last few years since our parents passed. Blessings and love to all the family. Our fondest memories of growing up have included your beautiful family along with the rest of the St. FX gang of guys who stayed throughout all those years. ❤️

John Farrell - April 30, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Brad & Linda Pitre - April 29, 2021

Our sincere condolences John to you and your family , our thoughts are with you at this difficult time

Brad & Linda Pitre - April 29, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Bill And Andrea Spencer - April 28, 2021

Jean's legacy - your wonderful family, required a fine husband, which she certainly found in you John. We are thinking of you and looking forward to seeing you again soonest possible.

Rebecca Graves - April 27, 2021

Kerry and family - I am so very sorry for your loss. I can't imagine how much more difficult this has been because of the pandemic, but thank you for sharing the service. It was nice to feel part of your mom's celebration in a small way and laugh and cry along with your whole family. The thoughts and stories everyone shared were touching and funny and inspiring all at the same time and a wonderful tribute to the kind of person your mom was. And that mother-daughter golf competition story is still one of my favourites after 34 years. That's the first thing I think of when I think of your mom. Much love, Rebecca

Jody and Brenda Pepper - April 27, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Heather Gow - April 26, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. Being Kerry’s friend, growing up over the years, I remember Mrs. Farrell’s laugh. I can still hear her giggle that was often quickly followed by an “oh Kerry!” I will remember Mrs. Farrell for her kindness and generosity, always welcoming me into your home. Your home was a part of my childhood that I will always treasure. Sending hugs and love to all of you.

Jamie Rapperport - April 26, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Jamie Rapperport - April 26, 2021

Kerry - my deepest condolences to you and your family. Reading about your mother it is so clear she had incredible spirit and lived such a full life. I'm so sorry for your loss. Jamie

Andrew S MacNeill - April 26, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Jo MacKenzie - April 25, 2021

Kerry and Family; My deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. I have fond memories of sharing snacks in your Ottawa home as a little girl (indeed we have been friends for a very long time). Your mom always made me feel welcome with her great stories and her wicked laugh. May her kindness, generosity and wisdom live on in your heart and memories. Jo xo

Jim Grant - April 25, 2021

John this is a great lost for you, family and her many friends including Sonia and I. Many great time in both Montreal and Toronto and many other settings. The comments made by the family at the service reminded me of our loss. Best to you and family in the coming months. Jim

Eleanor Moore - April 23, 2021

John Hugh..very sad news...a great loss for you and all the family! Jean was such a perfect match...and you both accomplished so much in every aspect of your lives. I certainly remember the warm hospitality of your home in Ottawa and the delight way, way back in Halifax when Anne and I heard about the wonderful Jean! and the St. Patrick's Day parade in Montreal! Such happy memories will bring comfort for sure. Deepest condolences.

Mike Schorr - April 23, 2021

Jean sounds like a truly amazing individual and I hope her memory continues to be a blessing and source of inspiration for the entire family!! Our hearts and thoughts are with you during this tough time!! Sincerely, the Schorr Family

Donna Curtis - April 23, 2021

John and Family I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Jean. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

John & Lexie ( Gillis) Martin - April 23, 2021

John & family. You may be far away but you are all in our hearts and prayers. Hold on to your happy memories of Jean with your children and grandchildren. Let these memories carry you through this sad time. God will hold you all safely in his heart and in time feel comfort and love from all

John O'Hara, c/o Magna Closures Inc. - April 23, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Ernie Hachey - April 23, 2021

John Hugh My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the passing of Jean . We are thinking of you in this difficult time Joc and Ernie

Neil Ganson - April 23, 2021

John, my deepest sympathy to you and your family for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your loved ones at this difficult time. Neil

Nancy and Robert Sallie - April 23, 2021

Dear John, John, Erin, Kerry and Families, We are thinking of you all during this difficult time and remembering with fondness all the wonderful family dinners we have shared at Erin and Tim’s. Love, Nancy and Robert Sallie

Diane and David McClintock - April 23, 2021

I will always remember Jean’s generosity, infectious laugh and the love she had for her family. She will always hold a special place in my heart. David and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to John, Erin, John-Hugh, Kerry and the entire family.

Romaine family - April 23, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Darcy Romaine - April 23, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

The Malone Family - April 22, 2021

Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss.

Malone - April 22, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Mark Hendrickx - April 22, 2021

Kerry, my deepest sympathy to you and your family on the passing of your mom. She lived a life full of hobbies, love to her family, and service to her community. I hope the wonderful memories comfort you during this difficult time.

Harry,Eyvonne & Michael Dominique - April 22, 2021

We are very sad and sorry to hear of the death of Kerry's mother but we know that she is in God's memory. We extend our sympathy to the family.

Sheila Clarke (MacKenzie) - April 22, 2021

John Hughie, Silvano, and I would like to send you our deepest condolences on the death of your wife Jean. Cherish your memories, she will always be with you.

Eunice Kirkpatrick - April 22, 2021

Dear John and Family, Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your wife Jean. Eunice & Lyle

Brian & Cynthia Mellon - April 22, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Steve & Charlene Farrell - April 22, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Helen Lee - April 22, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Lynda Kay - April 22, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Lynda Kay - April 22, 2021

John my condolences to you and your family on the passing of Jean. She was so full of life and will be missed - thoughts and prayers are with you are this difficult time.

Lakefront Utility Service Inc - April 22, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Alice and Bill Boland - April 22, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Alice and Bill Boland - April 22, 2021

Dear John and Family. We were deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Alice and Bill Boland

Marilyn and Larry Boland - April 22, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Marilyn and Larry Boland - April 22, 2021

Dear John and Family: Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family.

Diane McClintock - April 22, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Shirley Johnson - April 21, 2021

My sympathy and prayers are with you. May your happy, lifetime memories bring you comfort.

Scott McEvoy and Annabelle Fell - April 21, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Joe and Midge Farrell - April 21, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Julie & Walter Karabin - April 21, 2021

Dear Erin, Tim, Parker & Andrew, We are so sorry for the loss of your Mom and Grandma. Sending our love to you all at this very sad time. Please extend our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to your father, sister and brother and their families. May your love for one another and treasured memories provide support and much needed comfort. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Julie & Walt

Julie & Walter Karabin - April 21, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Gary Walters - April 21, 2021

sorry to hear of your mothers passing

Brian Dominique - April 21, 2021

To Dear David and Kerry and all of the Farrells. We extend our deepest sympathies for the passing of Jean. Hers was a life fully lived, to each of you she threw the torch and you all made her proud. We raise a toast in her honour! Brian, Kathy, Laurel and Carly Dominique

Elizabeth Reymond - April 21, 2021

Dear John and family, I am so very sorry for your loss! Know that she is always near and continuing to look after you and your family. A Memorial Donation has been made to the St Barra Church Renovation Fund.

Valerie Ann MacKenzie - April 21, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Dereck Paul - April 21, 2021

John, the Lakefront team all stand strong behind you through this difficult time. May your sadness pass, with memories and good wishes carrying you to a place of comfort and peace. We here supporting you all the way, hoping fond remembrance comes quickly. Sincerely, Dereck

Valerie Ann MacKenzie - April 21, 2021

Dear John Hugh & Family: My sincere condolences to you all on the loss of your wife, Jean, who was was mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, cousin and friend. I have so very many wonderful memories of visiting you and Jean at your home in Ottawa. Whenever I would have a stop over in Ottawa and you and Jean would pick me up at my friend's home and take me out to supper. I will always treasure those memories. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. May all the very wonderful memories that you all have of Jean, will help you all in the difficult days ahead. Valerie Ann God love and bless you all and keep you all always in His care.

David and Mary Lindsay - April 21, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Peter & Janet Chilibeck - April 21, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Magna International - April 21, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Jim and Joanne Stewart - April 21, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Daniel Craig - April 21, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Lakefront Utility Services Inc. - April 20, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Susan & Dalt Spicer - April 20, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Kim and Tom Rudd - April 20, 2021

John and family. We were so sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. We remember dinners together and the wonderful stories of your adventures. Stay well and know we are thinking of you and the wonderful memories your family are sharing.

Bailey and Doreen McCrea - April 20, 2021

With deepest sympathy may the blessings of peace carry you through and lighten your heart when you think of your wife and mothers sweet face.

James and Angeline Hales - April 20, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Angeline Poirier-Hales and James Hales - April 20, 2021

Jim and I enjoyed many laughs and good times with Jean. We shall miss her smile and good humour.

Laura & Rene Roberge - April 20, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Dave Secord - April 20, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Laura & Rene Roberge - April 20, 2021

Our hearts are with you John & your family. Jean left an impact on everyone that knew her. She always made me feel good, happy & we will so miss her. A shining star is now in heaven.

Barry Vail & Beth Selby - April 20, 2021

Dear John and Family, Our sincere condolences on Jean’s passing. Thinking of you. Barry & Beth

Tom + Judy McLean - April 20, 2021

Judy and I are so sorry to hear of Jean’s passing . Jean always shared her love of family and travel in all her conversations.

Peter and Suzanne Delanty - April 20, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Erin Farrell & Tim Boland - April 20, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation