Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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Obituary

HENRIETTE “BEBE” BOOMER

 

Henriette “Bébé” Tellier Boomer passed away on March 18, 2017, in Kincardine.

 

She was born on Nov. 29, 1924, in Windsor, Ontario.

 

Survived by her sister L. Rita Tellier (Percy) Brydges of Ottawa; nephews Guy (Val) Tellier of Elora, Glenn (Gay Tellier) Roshier of Georgetown, Denis (Sandy) of Georgetown, and Marc (Betsy) Tellier of Georgetown; nieces Colette Tellier (Eric) Stoof of Penticton, B.C., Laura Brydges (Richard White) of Ottawa and Adele Brydges (John) Kaminski of Kincardine, and their families; as well as by grandnephews Neil (Lianne Morris) Kaminski of Arthur and their boys, Evan and Owen; and Keith (Lisa Johnston) Kaminski of Kincardine and their boys, Ethan, Dylan, Kian.

 

Predeceased by her husband John J. “Jack” Boomer; her parents Aurien “Fred” and M.H. Eva Champagne Tellier; brother Edgar J. Tellier and his wife Jan; brother-in-law Percy R. Brydges; niece Gay Tellier Roshier; and by many friends and loved ones.

 

Born and raised in Windsor, Bébé realized her professional passion while attending St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing in Chatham. She continued her nursing career at Metropolitan Hospital in Windsor and Peel Hospital in Mississauga, specializing in labour and delivery.

 

In 1970, she and her husband Jack retired to Grenada, West Indies. Bébé returned alone to Canada in 1983, following Jack’s death in 1975, living in Windsor to be close to her mother. In 1989, Bébé began her life in Port Elgin and has lived in Tiverton and Kincardine.

 

Bébé will be remembered by all who met her for her caring demeanor, her sense of humour, quick wit, independence and love of birds and dogs.

 

Please join Bébé’s family in honouring her life with your attendance and participation at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street N, Kincardine, on Saturday, April 1, 2017. There will be a short chapel service at 2 p.m. with a small reception to follow. (Due to severe allergies and sensitivities of family members, please refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes, and heavily scented toiletries.)

 

At Bébé’s request, there will be a private interment of her ashes at a later date.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. John’s Ambulance - Therapy Dog Program, the Parkinson Society (Southwestern Ontario) or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Portrait and memorial available online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

 

Arrangements entrusted to the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street N, Kincardine, Ontario N2Z 1Z5; 519-396-2701.

 

“Bon voyage, Bébé. Your flight is no longer delayed and you are cleared to leave the departure lounge. Jack is waiting for you at your destination, just as you have been waiting for so very long to join him.”

 

 

PATRICK FARR

 

Patrick “Pat” Frank Farr of Kincardine passed away peacefully at his residence on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at the age of 79.

 

Beloved husband of Mary Farr (née Shanley).

 

Dear father of Colin Farr (Patti) of London, Derek Farr (Deb) of Kincardine and Andrew Farr (Marnie) of Courtice.

 

Missed by grandchildren Alyssa, Christopher, Tanner, Danika, Brittany, Jacy and Cody.

 

Also survived by his sisters Kathleen Showler (Gordon) and Frances Leonard, members of the Shanley family and by several nieces and nephews.

 

Predeceased by his parents Leonard and Vera (née Kelly) Farr and brother-in-law Iver Leonard.

 

Visitation was held from 12-1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home in Kincardine, and was followed by the memorial service celebrating Pat’s life at 2 p.m., with Ann Maycock officiating.

 

Final resting place: Kincardine Cemetery.

 

Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.