Farquharson, Vola Photo Cropped
December 4, 1916 – July 6, 2014

Vola Farr, wife of Howard Farquharson, passed away July 6, 2014. She is survived by Howard, her husband of almost 71 years; a daughter Keren and husband Luis Delgado; a son Donald (Fran Payne) and his three wonderful children: Cody (Niki); Stacey (Sasha); Jessica (Troy) Gano; and six beautiful great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her beloved daughter-in-law Marlene (Jacobs); her parents Tom and Nancy Farr and her three sisters, Bernice O’Neil (Bussey; Fletcher), Evelyn Scheer (Klinck), and Jean Farr as well as a niece, Darlene Marcil (Klinck). She is fondly remembered by her niece, Judy Bussey, and nephew Marty Fletcher and daughters and numerous other relatives and special friends including Sandy Kinch and Randa, Joyce Jacobs and Vic Wall.
Vola taught school at West Hope, Grand Center, Sunnyslope High, Westbrook and Airdrie. She had a positive influence on so many students’ lives and she was a respected, admired and loved teacher. Howard and Vola farmed in the Dog Pound and Madden areas. She was a member of the Crossfield Old Timers, Crossfield Golden Key, Cremona Gold and Silver, Madden Church and belonged to several Genealogy Societies. When Vola moved to the Bethany she was always eager and with a huge smile would participate in all the activities and events at the lodge and she happily pursued her arts and crafts.
Her family extends a very appreciative thank you to the exceptional staff of the Bethany Care Center in Cochrane for the devotion, care, and support provided to her and us.
At Vola’s request no service will be held.

  1. On 09/07/2014 at 6:43 pm Dave and Pat Buckler Said:

    Dear Howard and Family; Dave and myself were sorry to hear about your loss the farming community of madden,dog pound and all the places that she spent many hours being involved thru out her life will miss her.When you see the power of a eagles flight,the joy of the early morning The beauty a of a creek flowing on it;s merry way.You will remembering how she loved it all the things that made a life well lived.

  2. On 10/07/2014 at 10:21 am Larry and Betty Eby Said:

    To Howard and family– Larry and I were very sorry to hear of Vola’s passing.
    She was my(Betty Sherriff) teacher at Westbrook for many years and I always considered her the best teacher I had during my school years. She also made a huge impact on my brothers life when she found that he was partially deaf. I know she has used her wonderful teaching abilities to change the lives of her students who are adults today. She will be missed.

  3. On 11/07/2014 at 10:28 am Irma Richards Said:

    Dear Keren, Luis and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of Vola’s passing. My deepest Sympathy and Condolences at this very difficult time.



  4. On 17/07/2014 at 8:49 am Larry Powlesland Said:

    Dear Mr Farquharson, Karen, Donald and families,

    I am very sorry to learn of Vola’s passing. She was a wonderful person and an extraordinary teacher to so many of her students. I had the good fortune to have her as my grade 7 & 8 teacher at Westbrook. She was made us all toe the line but her heart was totally dedicated to us doing the best we could. I can still see that classroom and hear her teaching us. What a great memory I have.

    I know you will all miss her very much. With my sincere sympathy and condolences.

    Best regards,
    Larry Powlesland

  5. On 21/07/2014 at 2:56 pm Barb Said:

    I had the pleasure of teaching with Vola at Airdrie Elementary Junior High School back in 1978-1981ish when some moved over to Muriel Clayton and some of us stayed behind. My name back then was Barb Caswell and I remember going out to Madden for an outing. She was was a grand lady and a great teacher. She was welcoming to myself when I came to teach in Airdrie from Chestermere and we all enjoyed a good “party”. The age of the staff was diverse but Vola fit in with any crowd. I remember laughing a lot in her company. I have often wondered what became of her as I went on to teach at George McDougall until 2011. Good memories! My condolences to you Howard and all the immediate family. I know because of her personality that she led a full life and you were very lucky to have her in your family.

    Barb Racine

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