It is with broken hearts that we, the family, announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, partner and sister, Cecelia Farr, who passed away on Friday, June 18, 2021 at home surrounded by her loving family, after a brief battle with cancer.
Cecelia was born on November 26, 1949 in Ingonish, but made her life in Sydney where she married her husband, Tom Farr and raised their family.
Cecelia married the love of her life, Tom, who at the young age of 40, tragically lost his life at the Sydney Steel plant in 1983. She was left at the young age of 34 to raise her two children on her own. Cecelia worked hard to provide for her family and had 36 years with the Cape Breton District Health Authority prior to her retirement. She made many dear friends over the years while working and has remained close to so many.
Cecelia was a devoted mother who loved her children and grandchildren above all else. She was extremely proud of her five grandchildren as evidenced by her many Facebook posts proudly displaying their photos and accomplishments. Not to mention her love for her many grand fur babies. Cecelia enjoyed going on shopping trips with friends and family. Cecelia was blessed to have shared a loving relationship with her partner, Donnie Green for the last 10 years. Her and Donnie enjoyed spending time at their trailer in Baddeck sitting around the evening campfire with dear friends. They enjoyed going in their campervan to the Cape Breton Highlands to camp and fish in the summer months as well as time ice fishing throughout the winter.
Cecelia shared a special friendship with her friend, Maylene Ferguson, who was with her by her side and provided support to our family throughout her illness. She had a special bond with her sisters, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Cecelia is survived by her son, Tom Farr (Heather), Sydney; daughter, Joanne Farr (Kent), Sydney; partner, Donnie Green; grandchildren, Nathan MacLeod (Mary Jo), Riley MacLeod, Jade Farr, Lia Farr, Summer MacLeod and Ryley Hawco, who was like a grandson to her and sisters, Eileen Hawley, Barbara (Murdock) Herridge, Gertrude Whitty, and Evangeline Hawley.
Besides her parents, Tom and Rachel (Donovan) Whitty, Cecelia was predeceased by her loving husband, Tom Farr; brother, Thomas Whitty and sisters, Edna Whitty and Leona Royal.
Cecelia will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. “Mom, you were a sweet ray of sunshine in all our lives. We all love you and will miss you so much. Until we meet again…”
A special thank you to the Palliative Care team and the VON for their support and care of Cecelia in her time of need.
Memorial service to celebrate the life of Cecelia Farr will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church St.), Whitney Pier on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 3 p.m. with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Interment will take place in St. Joseph’s Parish Cemetery, Albert Bridge.
Covid protocols will be practiced at the service and for those unable to attend, Live Streaming will be available on our website.
Donations in memory of Cecelia may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Our sincere condolences to the family. Cecilia was a beautiful person and will be greatly missed. Keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
From: Sheila & Bruce Burke
Our deepest sympathy to the Farr family on your loss Cecelia will be missed Sincerely. Carol Dicks and Dianne Barr
From: Dianne Pino Barr
My condolences to Donnie and all cecelia s family , so sorry for your loss
From: Judy Sakalauskas
Donnie & Cecelia’s Family
My sincerest condolences to each and every one of you on Cecelia’s passing. My thoughts & Prayers are with you all. May God give you strength at this most difficult time…..RIP Cecelia
From: Doris Clarkson
So sorry to hear the loss of your mother. Prayers to the family at this sad time…
From: Sharon MacNeil
Our sincerest condolences to our brother-in-law Tom, and his entire family, on Cecilia’s passing. We know she loved her family deeply, and was deeply loved by them. Your memories will keep her alive in your hearts.
From: Wayne and Helen Forster
Prayers are with you. Our deepest condolences From: Ruth Ann, Kim and Cookie
Dear Donnie and family, so sorry for your loss. Take care
From: Terry and Wanda
To Donnie and family our deepest sympathies on your loss
From: Penney O’Handley-Sibley
My heart breaks for all the family ! Such a loving person , I was blessed to be able to see her when I did , hugs and prayers to everyone xoxo
To all of Cecilia’s family, please accept our sincere, heartfelt condolences. Even though we saw Cecilia infrequently over the years (mostly at funerals), we never forgot our childhood friendship and the bonds we formed. Cecilia was a special person, solid, caring, kind and generous. We know your hearts are aching and your grief is heavy. We reunited and kept in touch with Cecelia through Facebook and we could see how full and happy she was with all the people she care about do deeply. RIP dear Cecilia🙏. Barb and Ken Donovan
Sorry for your loss of a very nice lady .Thoughts and prayers to the family 💕
Sending my heartfelt condolences to family and friends…Cecilia was such a sweet lady and will be missed dearly ,loved working with her we always had a laugh …RIP 😇🙏😥❤
R.i.p aunt Ceil
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time. Cecilia was such a sweet lady would love having chats with her. Rip Cecelia
So sorry for your loss Cecilia was suck a beautiful person always loved when I would run into her from time to time we worked to together at NS she was so proud of all her Grand children and her Son and daughter . Cecilia with be missed for sure RIp sweet lady.
Cecilia was a very nice person.
Always had a smile when you would meet her.
Our deepest condolences on the loss of your beautiful mother. We worked at St. Rita’s Hospital with Cecelia. She was a pleasure to work with. It was always nice to meet her out shopping and to catch up and to have a few laughs. She truly was a sweet person. May she R.I.P.
So sorry to hear of Cecelia’s passing .Always a pleasure to see her ,a hard worker whose life was all about her children & grandchildren .To Tommy & Joanne ,you had a wonderful Mom ,she loved you guys so much .Thinking of you at this very sad time .
So sorry for your loss She was so sweet we had lots of heartfelt talks Cecilia will sure be missed Lots of prayers
So saddened to hear of Cecilias passing I met her through work and within no time you were drawn to her pleasant personality with no doubt her family meant everything to her.Our deepest sympathy to her son Tom (Heather) daughter Joanne (Kent) Grandchildren and partner Donnie you all were her world.Fly hi on eagles wings sweet lady
Condolences to family and friends…Rest In Peace Cecilia …
condolences to all,,you will be dearly missed by all who knew you,,rip auntie,,
So sorry to hear Tom .The MacSween family,s thought are with you
My deepest condolences to the Farr family on your loss of Cecilia. My thoughts are with you at this time.
So sorry Joanne & Family for your lost she was one of a kind, she loved everyone she was a sweetheart a pleasure to know. Cecilia RIP
So sorry for your loss Ceceila was such a nice person .Sending our condolences to the family .Rip Cecilia.
So sorry to hear this news. Our deepest condolences to the family , it was areal pleasure to have known the lady.
Sorry to hear about this I worked with this sweet lady for years RIP Cecilia Farr (whitty)♡♡♡
Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your beautiful Mother. She was always so nice to everyone. May she rest in peace and may the perpetual light always shine upon her
R.I.P pretty lady I only knew you for a few years, & I’m very honour to have met you.You will be missed, by Olivia she was always happy when she went to visit her nana Maylene & knowing that you would be there to visit with you she love you very much.My condolences to Donny & her family 👪
Sending our condolences to all the family. May your special memories of your Mom help you through this difficult time.
Sending heart-felt condolences to all of the family- children, grandchildren and friends. May your happy memories help you through this difficult time.
My sincere sympathy to Donnie and all of Cecilia’s family. She was a great gal and will be missed. Rest easy dear one.
My heart and prayers go to the family and may she rest in peace and now the angles will take her fishing.
SO SORRY TO HEAR OF CECELIA’S PASSING. I WORKED WITH CECELIA AT ST. RITA’S HOSPITAL. ONE OF A KIND. I WAS SO LUCKY TO HAVE KNOWN HER. MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
So sorry to here the passing of your mother.May she be at peace now she is in gods hands now .RI P cousin
So sorry for your loss. Met her working at St Rita’s hospital back in 1979 she made you feel like you new her all your life. Cecelia will be well missed beautiful. Lady Rip.
Dear Rachael, John and family, please accept my sincere condolences on your great loss. Hold on to all your beautiful memories of times together
So sorry to hear about Cecilia passing we worked together for many years a pleasure to work with her my sincere condolences to her family and friends
We are very sorry for your loss. Cecelia was certainly a very kind person and fun person to talk to. She enjoyed a good joke and a laugh. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Dearest Donnie, Farr/Whitty families. Wayne & I are so saddened to learn of Cecile’s passing. She was such a caring, fun loving person and will be greatly missed by every heart she touched. Our thought and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
Wayne & Cathy Reashore
Cecelia was my class mate while growing up in Ingonish. I remember how kind she was to be in Grade 7 when our house burned down. To this day, I never forgot her kind words. Rest in peace old friend.
Don’t let go of your precious memories, they’ll get you through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Dear Heather, Tom, Jade and Lia.
My sincere condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Tom & Heather,
Sincere condolences on the loss of your much loved mother. She was clearly a special person. Cherish your many wonderful memories.
Marie & Ray Oake
So sorry to hear about Cecilia’s death. We were first cousins and grew up together. She was always such a beautiful person, gentle, caring, kind, thoughtful. Our deepest condolences to her family. Remembering you in our thoughts and prayers.🙏🏻💕
Sincere condolences for your loss of your mom. From our conversations we had, she was a beautiful and caring person. Remember the good times and know she will be still guiding and looking after your family.
So sad to hear, Ceal had a special place in my heart growing up. She was like a second mom to us all that hung around together. There was always a good laugh and Ceal welcomed all into her home. Remember the good times my friend, you will always have those. Tom and Joanne my condolences to both families Ceal was such a special lady loved by all who knew her.
Was soo heartbroken to hear of Cecillas passing she was a very special lady and became one of my dearest friends prayers go out to her family may she Rest In Peace 🙏