Wayne FARNHAM

FARNHAM Wayne Excerpts taken from "Wayne Farnham – Discovering Grandmother & Mother" written in part by Wayne Farnham "The Dakota truck turned north onto Highway #22 a favorite highway for our family. It seemed somewhat odd that this favorite would lead us to our Grandmother and other family member. Here we are at Faraway, Alberta. We drove into the yard by the old house that had been the Ray Farnham family home for so many years. The house, long abandoned still stood bearing witness to the love with which it had been regarded. Through the tangle of overgrown trees and brush we could see the fading yellow paint and green trim. That's where the garden was. That's where the boys slept. The well was over there. Those were the trees my mum planted. My younger brother, Buddy and I had peeled the bark from 1000 trees to earn sufficient money to buy a lone ranger guitar for Buddy’s birthday. My father supplied the firewood for many years to the Faraway School. One day mum came home with a real lunch box with a place for both lunch in the bottom and a place for the thermos in the lid. The lid even had vent holes so the lunches would not get soggy and wet from being carried to school in cold weather and coming inside where the lunch would thaw out. We were the envy of the school kids. Lots of paper bags, Rogers Syrup and lard tins served as lunch boxes." And so it goes with Wayne's stories as he shared them all. Wayne was a master storyteller, craftsman, photographer, father, a jack-of-all-trades. Wayne left a lifetime of pumpjacks and sawdust throughout Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Thousands of pictures for weddings, graduations, special events and local clubs along the way. Wayne was predeceased by Marjorie (Ball) Farnham, his wife of 51 years; also by his parents Raymond and Dolly Farnham; brother (Buddy) Walter and sisters Glenda Farnham and Arleen Schmid. Wayne leaves to mourn three daughters and their families: the youngest daughter Debra Buxton and her son Ian. Wayne leaves Barbara and Ron Korolew as well as their three children Stephanie, Paul and Jenifer and Travis Peterson and their daughters Shayln and Lenae. Wayne’s eldest daughter Brenda and Marty Ross and their families Hlena and Roger Dupuis and their sons Traeton and Seth, Tyler and Janelle Ross as well as her son Harrison and a daughter on the way, also Brenda’s stepdaughter Jolene and her son Logan as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A special loved one and associations with clubs, organizations and the fine arts. At Wayne's request, no formal funeral service will be held. Cremation entrusted to Rocky Mountain Crematorium. Wayne requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Specialty Medical Service (Rocky Ambulance) ATTN Stuffed Toy Program for Kids, C/O Faye Boyle Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-845-2626


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