Obituary – Ken McFarlan


Kenneth Boyer McFarlan of Kincardine passed away peacefully, with family by his side, on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, at the age of 91.
Beloved husband of the late Betty McFarlan (née Elliott).
Loving father of Andy and Steve (Jo) McFarlan.
Sadly missed by his grandchildren: John (Tracy), Amanda (Adam), Anna (Chad), David (Valeria), Scott and great-grandson Jones.
Also survived by sister Shirley and sister in-law Betty Elliott, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his parents John and Annabelle (Stanley) McFarlan, brother Orland McFarlan, sisters Muriel (George) Jeans, Audrey McFarlan and Eleanor (Bill) Gillam and in-laws Jack Beemer, Joseph Elliott, Edith (Donald) Simpson, Jim (Donna) Elliott, Bert (Marj) Elliott and Bill Elliott.
Ken was born in Kinlough and was raised in Kincardine. He started working on the Great Lake freighters and then as a local barber in Kincardine for many years. Ken enjoyed playing the fiddle and made many life-long friends through music. He and Betty welcomed family and friends to their home and cottage over the years to enjoy great music, food, fishing, ski-dooing or a good game of cards.
Special thanks to all those involved with Ken’s care – in his home, at Tiverton Park Manor, at Kincardine hospital and at Huron Shores Hospice.
Visitation was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home in Kincardine from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, which was followed at 1:30 p.m. by the service honouring Ken’s life, with Pastor Judy Zarubick officiating.
Spring interment Port Bruce Cemetery.
Memorial donation to the Huron Shores Hospice or a charity of your choice would be appreciated as an expression of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available online at

Obituary – Ken McFarlan was last modified: December 12th, 2022 by Dianna Martell

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