Obituary – 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 53 years.

Devoted father to Ryan Alexander Farrell (Amanda) and Alison Jean Elizabeth Farrell (Eric).

Predeceased by his 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, B.C. and Joan Farrell of Toronto. Brother-in-law of Tracy Lord (deceased), George Lord (deceased), Ruth Griffith of Arlington Heights, Illinois, Harold Lord (deceased), Paul Lord of London, Cynthia Rayman of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Lloyd Lord of Ocala, Florida, Mary Lord of Gainsville, Georgia, Frances Offenburger (deceased), Alice Platten of Orillia, Harold Lohnes (deceased), Frank Lohnes (deceased), Dorothy Culin (Fred) of North Bay, Ruth Wyatt (Clair) of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Evelyn Sanders (deceased).

Uncle of numerous nieces and nephews.

Doug spent most of his working life in the financial sector – with the Bank of Montreal for 12 years and the Royal Bank of Canada for 24 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 for Big Brothers in Elmira. Doug curled for several years, but his life-long passion was for the game of golf. Willow Ridge Golf and Country Club was his preferred course for his last 18 years. He enjoyed golf games, tournaments, and numerous trips to several states in the U.S.A. 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 which will be announced at a later date. In late spring, a graveside service will be held at the Ripley Cemetery, at which time 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. Online condolences are welcome at

Obituary – Farrell was last modified: April 3rd, 2019 by Dianna Martell

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