Charles Ira “Charlie” Farrow

    • Charles Ira Farrow
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    We regret to advise of the death of Charles Ira “Charlie” Farrow in the East Cumberland Lodge in Pugwash, NS on 11 January 2009 at the age of 90 years.

    Charlie was born in Oxford, NS but moved with his family to Malagash at an early age.  After high school, he worked at the Malagash salt mine until the outbreak of the Second World War. Charlis was a veteran of the Second World War and served overseas with the 1st Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers.

    Following the war Charlie worked as a licensed steamfitter in Hamilton, ON and later in the Halifax area. He also worked for the city of Halifax and taught evening classes for the Department of Labour as well as at Vocational Schools in the area.

    Charlie took several teaching and administration courses at Dalhousie University, Purdue University and the Institute of Technology in Moncton, N.B. He was Vice-Principal at Kings County Vocational School in Kentville where he finished his last two years there as acting Principal before retiring in 1974.

    During retirement Charlie was active in the Malagash Community devoting time to several projects, developing land, and writing two books on the history of Malagash and the salt mine community. He was Past Master and Life Member of Wallace Masonic Lodge and Past President and Life Member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 97in Malagash. During his later years, he enjoyed painting tall ships, seascapes, animals, and birds.

    The Royal Canadian Legion will conduct a tribute service at 1 p.m. on 16 January 16, in Coulter's Funeral Home in Tatamagouche, NS followed immediately by a celebration of Charlie's life with interment in MacKenzie Cemetery in Malagash. Family flowers only by request. Memorial donations can be made to the North Shore Health Services Foundation, East Cumberland Lodge or a charity of one’s choice. [dcOct17**} [zsp]