Memories of Gord Farrow

December 1,2015

From: Joyce and Bob Mclellan
To Don and family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at the loss of your dad. God bless all of you.

 

From: Bruce McIntyre

My Condolence to the Farrow family. To make it short I must say Gord was my Mentor. I hung on to every word he said. I have known Gord a long time , he was salt to the earth. He said it the way it was because that is the way it is.

  

From: Margaret (Weppler)McConnell

Thinking of you at this time. Treasure you memories.

  

From: Amy & Laura Thede
For as long as we can remember we were at the Farrow's farm almost every weekend in the summer months. We spent endless hours chasing cats, playing hide and seek in the old barn, and swimming in the pond. Many Sundays were spent going to Fly-ins, Air Shows, or Hanover for breakfast with Gord and Liz, and others. While Dad and Gord did maintenance on the airplane whether it was painting, patching or engine tune ups, we were running around Gord's shop and playing soccer with Jiggs. One afternoon we were crazy enough to ask Gord to go flying in the Cub. One barrel roll later we quickly learned to never ask for that again! Gord always showed interest in our lives, asking about school, boys or jobs. As we got older, we became part of daily coffee times at the shop. We will certainly miss joking and chatting in the shop with Gord. Liz and Family: We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and Gord will be fondly remembered by us. Love, Amy & Laura Thede

 

November 30,2015

From: Irene Kellins

Arden, Mike and Family. Words don't seem enough. Please accept my condolences.

 

From: Angela Preszcator

My thoughts and prayers are with you Arden, Mike, Phaedra and family

 

From: Eric Gosse  
Arden, please accept Carol and my condolences on the loss of your father.

November 29, 2015

From: Morna Glenelda Hoskins (nee Scarrow)
 Gordon Farrow was my neighbor for most of my life -  I moved to Owen Sound almost 10 years ago from my farm at Lot 5, Conc. 6 Sullivan where I lived since 1950. Previous to that, I was born to Gordon and Novemma MccCullough Scarrow across the road from the Farrows on Dec. 28, 1935 where I lived until 1952 when I moved to Calgary. I married and moved back to Lot 5, Conc. 6 Sullivan in June 1960 (up around the corner from my parents home) where I lived until 2005 and where my daughter Cathy and Phil Jerome now live and up around the corner from where my parents and (late) brother Elmer and family moved. I went to Beatties (USS#!E) Public School and 3 years at Chatsworth High School (when they closed it). I graduated from OSCVI in 1952 and went to work as Secretary to Foundry Manager, R. P Kennedy for two years and moved to Calgary. That is a short tale? of my life lived at R.R.#3, Chatsworth always a friend and neighbor of the Farrow families. Gordon was 3 months younger than I and one year exactly on April 2nd, 1937 my brother Lennard was born to share Gordon's birthday (John was also born the same month as Gordon and Lennard) and the 3 of them shared the same class while at Beatties Public School .  My sincere sympathy to all of the Farrow family. Sincerely, Morna Hoskins.

 

From:  Cindy Weber
Don, my thought's and prayer's are with you and your family at this time of loss. Your father is in a better place, with no pain, nor suffering. Time heals the pain, but memories let's him live on with you forever!!! Take care, Cindy.

From: Rick and Jeanette Kerr

Dear Liz and family. There are no words to describe the tremendous loss I feel. I miss Gord terribly and I will forever. At this time I'm not even sure I can continue to fly without him. I never left the ground without thinking of him and most of my flying was done either with Gord or I just flew out see Gord. What will I do now? I truly hope that I can find the spirit to continue flying, if for no other reason, at least to honour Gord. I can't imagine looking at an airplane without thinking if hm. Thank you Gord. I will always cherish you

 

From: Howard & Mary Hansford
Sincere Condolences. So sad to hear of Gords passing away, Gord and Liz were long time friends,when Mary & I moved to Sask. in 1976 Gord & Liz flew our Piper pa-11 from Ont. to Sask. Friends like that will never be forgotten. Howard & Mary

 

From: Teresa Coulson & Family
Our deepest sympathy to your family

 

From: Connie Radbourne (Gamble)
Don, I am sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. It is hard to lose your father what ever our age.

 

From: Nancy Scott Zurbrigg
Arden and Mike and Phaedra spoke so lovingly about this fine man. Our prayers to the family.

 

From: Jeff Comber
Such sad news to hear of Gords passing. Thinking back to seeing him last month I couldnt help but remember how how full of life he was, cracking jokes and offering a helping hand. We should all be so lucky to live life the way Gord did. My condolences to Liz and the whole family.

 

November 28, 2015

From: Becky Comber
Sad news to hear about Gord. He was so youthful in spirit and engaged in his work. We would all be so lucky to live to our last day working at what we had done happily all of our lives. He was a beautiful guy and I have such fond memories of visiting his shop by plane. My love to Liz and family and my regrets that I will not be near by to attend. Becky

 

From: John and Janet Watson
It truly is a great loss to the Ontario Aviation community . Gord will be missed for his presence and support of many fly-in events,always listening to fellow pilots concerns, and willingness to help others with his mechanical background . Our condolences to the family. 

 

From: Bill & Lynn Watson

We will sincerely miss Gord.  Not only was he a generous pilot neighbour but a genuinely friendly guy.  Enjoy the view from above Gord (I'm sure it will be VFR!)....

 

 

From: Susan Comber-Dault
I look at the sky today and think that Gord would be flying and invision him dropping into our place for a coffee and visit. It makes me very sad knowing that will never happen again. I have fond memories of flying formation in Treehopper with my Dad and with Gord along side in his plane off to one of the many flyins we attended over the past 50 years. Gord was always there to offer assistance when Dad got into a pickle with his plane and was there to help me pick up the pieces when my husband, Harvey, was killed in a plane accident. He never forgot about my parents in their old age, dropping by often with Treehopper to keep them and me up to date on the flying community. Gord's two pet peeves: metal airplanes and pilots with their planes sitting on the ground when they should be flying them. So to the fliers, in memory of Gord, get out there and fly the damn thing. To Liz and the family I too grieve the loss of a very talented and special man. Love, Sue

 

From:  Kathy McGuire
Darlene My thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this difficult time. Kathy xo

 

From: Bill Hall
I was very sad to hear that Gord has passed away. I was just talking to him Sunday after Church about weather engine oils etc. He seemed in good spirits and then on the radio when I heard of his passing I found it hard to believe. Losing a loved one is very hard but I do hope that God will put his arms around you and the family at this time and give you His comfort at this time. Bill Hall

 

November 27, 2015

From:  Dave & Pat Conway
I have had the pleasure of knowing Gord for only a few years. I bought my airplane through Gord & he, with great patience, his characteristic sense of humour & his unbelievable mechanical ability, helped me get her airborne again. He always had the time to hear about my problems & do whatever he could to help me fix them. His views on a wide range of topics were always interesting & thought provoking. I will miss him.

 

From:  Gene & Randy McDonald
Liz and family , we're so , so sorry for your loss. Gord became a great friend of ours during the recovering of CF-BOS in 2007. We've shared many a good time around the shop table as well as many a good time on our flying trips . I think he was more proud than I when I received the "Best Airplane" award this past summer in Lancaster. His skills and humour (Just fly the god dam thing) will truly be missed.

 

From: Jim & Jane Farrell

Extending our condolence to the family on the news of Gord's passing. We have known Gord for a good many years through the Aviation community that we belong to. He was well known for his workmanship and down-to-earth sense of humour. He will be missed and this will conjure up a lot of folklore and good memories. 

 

From: Eugene and Susan Coulter (Shields)
Dear Elizabeth and family, sincere sympathy in the loss of Gord, he will be missed by more than just his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Love and hugs, Gene & Susan Coulter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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