Spr James Russell Farrell (Ret'd)

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    We regret to advise of the death of Sapper James Russell Farrell (Ret'd) on 5 July 2005 at the Chilliwack General Hospital in Chilliwack, BC at the age of 68 years.

    Jim was born in Elma County, ON.  He enlisted in the Canadian Army in January 1956 and, after his training at the Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering at Camp Chilliwack, he remained there as a member of 3 Field Squadron, Royal Canadian Engineers.  He played side drum in the 3 Field Squadron Band.  Jim was discharged in 1965 and then worked as a union carpenter until 1972 when he opened his own renovation and remodelling business.  In 1990 he worked as Maintenance Supervisor for the Thousand Trails resort at Cultus Lake until his health forced him into retirement. Jim was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Colour Party at Branch 6 in Chilliwack.

    A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on 23 July at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Chilliwack. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society for cancer research or to the Chilliwack Hospice Society. {dcApr2017gd}[zsd, zpi, zpp]