Harold James Farquhar (89) of Chase, B.C. passed away at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home on 13 Jan. 2016. After growing up on the family farm, he left home to work in the pulp industry and eventually moved to B.C., where he worked at the Bluebell mine in the Kootenay area. He married Eileen Reilly in 1952 and later, took over the family farm for 10 years, while raising four children: Susan, Betty, Colin and Catherine. He moved his family back to B.C., where he worked for Adams Lake Lumber until his retirement.
Harold enjoyed many activities with Eileen at his side. The Shuswap area was perfect for many activities, such as golf, fishing, camping, boating, gardening and cross-country skiing. They loved square dancing and travelling south as snowbirds. Harold enjoyed meeting new peope and spending time with family and friends. Harold was a soft spoken man but often witty and quietly smiling. Visiting, laughing and playing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren was his greatest joy and he was extremely proud.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Eileen, two daughters: Betty Jackson (Ken) and Catherine Jones (Darrel), son Colin (Anita), six granddaughters and one grandson, and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three brothers: Doug (Mary), Willard (Ena), and Roy (Barbara) and one sister Edith Nelson (Lorne). He was pre-deceased by his oldest daughter Susan in 1972, by brothers Clarence (May), Howard (Rose), George (Marjorie), and John (Anna), and two sisters Lillian Dodds (Andy) and Donalda Riley (Len).
There will be a celebration of life in the summer. If friends wish to make a donation, a donation to the Kamloops Hospice Association, 72 Whiteshield Crescent S., Kamloops, B.C., would be appreciated.