FARMERE, Albert Edwin (Ted)
June 11, 1922 – Sept 22, 2012
Born in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox, Ted, considering this area to be the best place on earth, spent his 90 years in the Comox Valley. He worked in the Cumberland coal mine, did farming, logging, fishing, and was a volunteer fireman for a number of years. He became the first employee for the, then, village of Comox, where he worked until his retirement in 1987.
On Feb 12, 1944, he married Margaret (Peggy) High, with whom he celebrated their 68th anniversary this year.
He became one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1963, sharing the Bible’s hope with many in the area, and shared in the construction of Comox Valley’s first Kingdom Hall, as well as the present one, and other buildings projects on Van. Island. He had the privilege of serving as an elder until he became ill, but remained a respected and faithful member until his death.
He enjoyed being outside, whether it be in the garden, out mushrooming, picking salal, cutting firewood, fishing, or working on a household project, and always had a smile for everyone.
Ted was predeceased by his parents, William and Emily Farmere; siblings: John, Kay, Joyce, Bill, Elsa, and Gladys. Survived by his loving wife, Peggy; sons: Roy (Carol), Robert; daughter: Shirley Alexander (Lorne); grandchildren: Racquel (Chris), Lance, Brandon (Nicole), Joey, Raymon (Dannielle), Maria (Kelly), Kimmy and Krissy; great-grandchildren: Lexy, Tristan, Evan, Liam, Aidan, Caileigh, Ava, Everlee, Shea-lynn, Rainah, Daniel, and Hana; sisters Pat (Gerry), Rose (Reid), brother Norman, sister-in-law Norma, and many nieces and nephews.
We wish to thank the staff and volunteers at Glacier View Lodge Special Care Unit. Memorial service and Tea: Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1581 Dingwall Rd., Courtenay – Oct 6, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.