Douglas Farrell

Douglas John Farrell passed away peacefully on Friday, March 15, 2019 in his 74th year. Son of the late Gordon and Jean (Elliott) Farrell. Cherished husband of Charline (Lohnes) Farrell for fifty-three years. Devoted father to Ryan Alexander Farrell (Amanda) and Alison Jean Elizabeth Farrell (Eric). Predeceased by son Christopher Douglas Farrell. Beloved Papa to Alex and Kacey Vince and Jean and Nora Farrell. Step-Grandfather to Joslyn, Aeowyn and Kaelyn Dunlop. Brother of Dianne Sullivan (Tom) of Vancouver, BC and Joan Farrell of Toronto, ON. Brother-in-law of Tracy Lord(d), George Lord(d), Ruth Griffith, Arlington Heights, Illinois, Harold Lord(d), Paul Lord, London Ontario, Cynthia Rayman, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Lloyd Lord, Ocala, Florida, Mary Lord, Gainsville, Georgia, Frances Offenburger(d), Alice Platten, Orillia, Ontario, Harold Lohnes(d), Frank Lohnes(d), Dorothy Culin (Fred), North Bay, Ontario, Ruth Wyatt, (Clair) Winnipeg, MB and Evelyn Sanders(d). Uncle of numerous nieces and nephews. Doug spent most of his working life in the financial sector, with Bank of Montreal for twelve years, and Royal Bank of Canada for twenty four years. Doug enjoyed many years of service with Kinsmen Clubs in Simcoe, Tillsonburg, Niagara Falls, Welland, and Essex. He served on the Board of Directors of Big Brothers in Elmira. Doug participated in curling for several years, but his life long passion was the game of golf. Willow Ridge Golf and Country Club was his preferred course for his last eighteen years. He enjoyed golf games, tournaments, and numerous trips to several US States with his golf friends. While the last seven months of his life were filled with many medical challenges, his golf buddies, Charline’s friends, and his children showed him how much he was loved and supported. Doug Farrell will be remembered as a man of integrity, a good friend, a gentleman, and most of all as a proud and loving husband, father and Papa. He will be truly missed. As per Doug’s wishes, there will be a Celebration of Life to be announced at a later date, and in late spring, a graveside service will be held at Ripley Cemetery, Ripley, Ontario, when Doug’s ashes will be buried beside his son Christopher Douglas. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in Doug’s honour are asked to consider the Chatham-Kent Hospice.

A life well lived, well enjoyed, and one to celebrate.

24 Comments on “Douglas Farrell”

  1. Charline and family,
    You are in my heart and mind. My deepest condolences and prayers are offered. May Doug Rest In Peace.

  2. Charline and family
    Doug was truly a gentleman and a true friend . There are so many great golf memories that i will remember for ever . He will truly be missed . Our deepest condolences .
    Rod and Beth Stahlbrand

  3. Charline and family, our condolences to all of you. Doug is a wonderful example for playing of us on how to enjoy and make the most of our lives. Rest In Peace Doug. Celebrating you by playing my round in your honour at Marriott Desert Springs, I the Palm Course

  4. Doug

    I will miss all of our conversations of business, family, golf and of course the weather ! You were one of my mentors and I thank you for that. Enjoy your new fairways and Rest In Peace.

  5. Charline, Ryan, Amanda and family. Trish, Olivia and I were saddened to hear of Doug’s passing. He was indeed a gentleman. Although we only knew Doug for a short time, he certainly made an impression. Always kind, welcoming and charming. Are thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. May he Rest In Peace.

    The Eady’s

  6. Doug gave us many good memories . He was always current with news in the business world , and was our weatherman at the golf course . He will be missed by many .
    Charline and family, our deepest condolences.
    Mary Anne and John .

  7. Aunt Charline, Cousins Alison and Ryan, along with extended family — Doug was a fun and gentle uncle and will be sorely missed at our family reunions. Heartfelt condolences to all of “Team Farrell “ on the loss of a good man, a beloved husband, a great dad (and even better grand papa!) —and a well-loved Uncle.

  8. Charline, Ryan, Alison & families of our good friend Doug:
    Our many memories and thoughts are with you all as you struggle with your grief. May you find some comfort knowing that many friends & family are sharing your loss.
    Shirley & Ross

  9. Doug will be sorely missed. His ability to make those around him appreciate that life is meant to be lived to the fullest will always stay with me.

  10. Charlene, Amanda and Ryan and families, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time as we remember the good times we have shared. Grant and Carol (Elliott) Collins

  11. Remembering when Charlene and I first met Doug at a Church Bizarre in Ripley over 50 years ago. Always loved Doug, he was such a gentlemen, soft spoken, very intelligent and interesting. There is a next destination, God is real and many will be reunited. Love you too Aunt Charlene.

  12. Dear Aunt Charline, Alison, and Ryan: I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Doug’s passing. All of us who knew and loved him can imagine the depth of your loss. Life is a blessing, a gift, and a mystery, and I hope, like me, you find comfort in the hope of this season. David and I always enjoyed being around Uncle Doug and we respected him so much for his warmth, intelligence, and humor. We are thankful for the many good memories. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Much love,

    Lolo & David

  13. Charline, Alison and Ryan – I am sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. He was always the one with the quiet sense of humor at the reunions. He was a great man and you all have many great memories. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, adopted niece Vauna

  14. I had the great privilege of serving Doug while I worked at Willow Ridge for 8 years. He was a true gentleman and one of my ’regulars’ I had grown to love. He always knew how to put a smile on my face and was sure to ask how things were going each time I seen him at the course. I am so sorry to hear of his passing and extend my deepest condolences to his entire family. Doug was one of a kind.

  15. Charline: I learned of Dougs death when at the Kent Club. My deepest condolences. Doug was truly a fine man and will be missed by many. I was glad to have a couple of visits with my long time friend

  16. Charline, Ryan, Alison and families, we send our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Keep the good memories close to your heart.
    To Dianne and Joan, we remember the good time on the 6th playing ball (that was a pre golf time) Love and hugs Susan and Brian

  17. Charline and family. So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Deepest sympathy in your loss.
    Carolyn Johnston

  18. So sad to hear of Doug’s passing. He was a true gentleman. My sincere condolences to all of Doug’s family and friends. May he Rest in Peace.

    Bill Bentley

  19. Dear Charline,
    Sending our thoughts and hugs as you and your family remember your dear husband. May your life of memories bring you comfort during this difficult time …
    In friendship Lisa, Rob And William Pieta

  20. Mrs. Farrell, I was so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. My sympathies to you and your family during this most difficult time.

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