Maj Adrian Kevin "Sam" Farrell, CD (Ret'd)
Major Adrian Kevin "Sam" Farrell (Ret'd) passed away peacefully at home in Sydney, NS on 21 August 2008 at the age of 61.
Born in Bay Du Nord, Fortune Bay, NFL, he moved to Sydney at an early age and resided there until his death. Adrian joined the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves in October 1972 and, among other accomplishments, spent two terms as Commanding Officer 45 Field Engineer Squadron and held various staff appointments at the Cape Breton Militia District Headquarters. Adrian also served a term as Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of the squadron. Adrian worked for a number of engineering consulting firms and for the last number of years was employed with Gillis Building Supplies until sickness forced him to retire. In accordance with his wishes, there will be no visitation as cremation has taken place.
A mass of resurrection will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church on Saturday, 23 August at 10:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 12. Memorial donations may be made to Palliative Care at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital or to a charity of choice.