Obituary of John George Farrell
John George “Johnny” Farrell, 86, Pine Tree, passed away peacefully, Thursday, July 27, 2023, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late George Patrick and Margaret Mary (Phalen) Farrell. In earlier years he was employed with Alex MacDonald Motors, Marshy Hope and Mel MacLean Motors, New Glasgow. Later, he partnered with his brother, Gerald, operating Farrell’s Used Cars, Pine Tree for many years. John was a member of the former St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, Thorburn. He enjoyed playing cards every Saturday night with his family while they enjoyed a few beers. Johnny always seemed to win “the big hand”. He enjoyed the company of his pet dog, Frosty, whom he dearly missed and his cat, Skinny Minnie, who he treated like a dog. Johnny enjoyed taking walks, tending his garden, and listening to old country music. His smile and dry sense of humour will be missed by those he loved.
Surviving are his children, John Joseph “Joey” (Mary) Farrell, Halifax; Nancy (Erwin) Johnson, Melville; Stephen (Theresa) Farrell, New Glasgow; Bruce Farrell, Brookville; Wayne, Pine Tree; grandchildren, Craig, Johnathan “Joe”, Kayleigh, Ryan, Mark and Candace; three great-grandchildren; sister, Helen (Don) MacDonald, Antigonish; brother, Bernie (Shirley) Farrell, New Glasgow; sisters-in-law, Jane Farrell (Gerry), Churchville; Alyce Frosst, Stellarton; Helen, Hopewell; Linda Works, Stellarton; brothers-in-law, Harold MacDonnell, New Glasgow; Bill Dewtie, Thorburn; Hazel Chickness, Stellarton; Freddy Cooper, Stellarton; numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Theresa Ann (Chickness) Farrell; sisters, Marie Dewtie, Isabel Winfrey and Beatrice MacDonnell; brothers, Francis, Doug and Gerald Farrell; sisters-in-law, Joan Farrell, Catherine Cooper, Ruth Baudoux, Margie Mabey, Vie Farrell and Camilla (Raymond) Jordan; brothers-in-law, Jimmy Shakness, Johnny Chickness, Earl (Diane) Shakness, Wade Smith and Billy Chickness.
The family will receive visitors 1-1:50 p.m. Sunday, July 30, 2023 in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home Chapel, New Glasgow from where funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Rev. Mr. Sander Burke presiding. Interment will be in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Thorburn.
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