Don Farwell

Don A. Farwell

Tuesday, May 20th, 1947 - Thursday, October 15th, 2020
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It is with sad and heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at the Yorkton Hospital. He was 73 years of age.
Donald Alexander Farwell was born on May 20, 1947 in Assiniboia. He was the third child of Gerald and Helen (Kwasnicki) Farwell. Don attended school at Montcalm then moved to Assiniboia school. Don attended the University of Saskatchewan taking Agriculture, however, did not finish as in his last year he was needed to help with the family farm.

Don married Joyce Fitzpatrick on June 5, 1970. They made their home on the family farm as the third generation. They were blessed with two children, Crystal and James (Jimmy). In 2000, his family grew when Dwayne, his son-in-law, joined the crew. The absolute highlights of his life were the arrivals of his two grandchildren – Deagan in 2003 and Chaydin in 2006.

Don and Joyce farmed in Assiniboia for many years, semi-retired to owning a Bed & Breakfast in Manitou Beach. He wasn’t quite ready to give up his cattle, so they relocated to Goodeve and have been there ever since. Don was looking forward to retiring from the farm this fall and relocating to a lake property closer to Regina. He was thrilled with the idea of going boating and fishing with family and friends.
Don was predeceased by his father, Gerald Farwell, his mother, Helen Farwell, his father-in-law, Earl Fitzpatrick, his mother-in-law, Mary (Marcotte) Fitzpatrick and his brothers-in-law Harold Bradish and Don Turko.

Don was survived by his wife, Joyce, of 50 years, daughter Crystal, son-in law Dwayne and grandchildren Deagan and Chaydin and son Jimmy, girlfriend Stacy and her daughter Calla. He was also survived by his oldest brother Wilfred (Aline), sister Sharon (Wally), sister Janice (Barry), brother Al (Denise), sister Carla (Kim) and brother Dean. As well, his brother-in-law, Harry Fitzpatrick (Jean), his sister-in law, Doreen Fitzpatrick, his sister-in-law, Judy Bradish and his brother-in-law, Ron Fitzpatrick (Elma) and several nieces and nephews and many good friends.

Don was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
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    Friday, October 23rd, 2020 | 10:00am
    Friday, October 23rd, 2020 10:00am
    St. Henry's Roman Catholic Church
    729 Main St.
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    Due to covid restrictions attendance to the service will be invitational.
    Father Andrew Sowa


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Posted at 03:44pm
Joyce, Crystal, Jimmy
Sorry for you loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Rose-Marie (Huys) Dornstauder

Karin Broda

Posted at 04:10pm
Joyce I am so sorry for your loss.
Karin Broda

Nancy Wirges

Posted at 12:04am
I had the great privilege of having Don as my god father. I am thankful for the prayers, support, and witness he gave to me throughout my life. He was a faithful, loving, and kind-hearted man. I will miss him always. My deepest sympathies to Joyce, Crystal, and Jimmy and all those he left behind. Praying for you all.

Angie Marzolf

Posted at 11:08pm
Dwayne, Crystal, Deagan and Chaydin. We wish to extend our deepest sympathies for the loss of your father and grandfather. Please extend our condolences to Joyce and Jim. Don was a gentle kind man. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

Sheila Tomaschefski

Posted at 08:37pm
Joyce, we would like to extend our condolences to you and your family on the loss of Don. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I always enjoyed our little chit chats with you and Don.
Adam and Sheila Tomaschefski

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