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February 17, 2019

Earl Farrell of Port Elgin died at Victoria Hospital in London, Feb. 17, 2019, with his wife and best friend, Geordie, at his side. His family and friends provided him with love and hope during his hard struggle with cancer and embraced him in his final days. Proud father of Josh, Sarah (Greg), Jason (Mandy) and George (Kim). Namps of Mykenzie, Greyson and Landyn (the Wolfepack), Declan, Madeleine, Scarlett and Emma; and loved dearly by Michael, Jacob, Bella and Jasmine. Big brother of Donald (Cathy), Ronald (Dianne), Brenda (Ken), John (Joyce), and Leonard. Predeceased by his parents, Lester and Florence Farrell; his brother, James; and his sister-in-law, Karen. Uncle, coach, mentor and teacher of many more. Earl’s life was filled with passion and purpose. He spent countless hours teaching and coaching track and field. He and Geordie founded the Saugeen Track and Field Club in Port Elgin 35 years ago. He had a gift for bringing out the best in those he mentored, at every level, regardless of ability. Those he coached learned that hard work, sacrifice and grit were essential to success. Earl loved spending time in his garden and it overflowed with sunflowers, poppies and food for the table. His summer barbecues and “Earl Burgers” were legendary. And, he loved hiking and road trips – no F150 truck will drive by, without us remembering Earl. Above all, family came first and he was the best husband, Dad, and Namps. Please join Earl’s family at the Lakeshore Recreation Centre, 1177 Goderich Street, Port Elgin, Saturday, March 2, for a celebration of his life. The Come-and-Go runs 2-6 p.m., with tributes commencing at 3 p.m. Please feel free to dress in the attire that connects you best with your memories of Earl. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Earl may be made to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation,, 519-797-3230, Ext 3230.