Farquharson, Alice Emmaline

Farquharson, Alice Emmaline

March 10th, 2018

“May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord give you grace, mercy, and peace.”
~1 Timothy 1:2 (GNB).

Received into the welcoming arms of our Lord and Saviour, Alice (née Brooksbank) died peacefully at home on Saturday, March 10, 2018, following a brief illness in her 86th year. Predeceased by John (2014), her life partner for 53 years. Alice was the dear mother of Brenda and Gerard, Brian and Laurie, Kim, and Larry, and grandmother of Meaghan and Doug, Tyler, Samantha, Danielle, Jacob and Kyle, whom she adored and loved unconditionally. While we will miss Mom and Grandma’s loving presence, we are comforted that she lived her life fully and, by her own words, was ready to meet Jesus. First and foremost, Alice enjoyed her role as a wife and mother, dedicating her life to her family. She treasured maintaining many enduring relationships with former students, classmates, and colleagues from her years of teaching elementary school and working in Christian education for adults and children. Alice served God the Creator as a faithful servant in her discipleship work, leading and hosting Bible studies and sharing the Good News. The Scriptures were her comfort and companion. Mercy and loving kindness were core values she lived and taught. Survived by brother Gordon and sister Beth, in-laws Robert and Evelyn, Ray and Cherie, Reg and Mary Jane, and Betty, and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces, great-grandnephews and cousins. Alice greatly appreciated her wonderful and supportive church family at Riverside United and Byron United, and community neighbours in South Caradoc and Delaware. Remembered by many Brooksbank, Forsyth and Farquharson relatives, and friends, especially Diane and Gay, with whom she would speak by telephone almost daily. Predeceased by parents Frederick (1978) and Lyla (1981), brother Kenneth (1989), parents-in-law Alfred (1990) and Edna (2003), in-laws Donald (1983), Marlene (2002), Dorothy (2012), Patricia (2012), and Lloyd (2013), nephew Paul (2008), grandniece Kristin (2005) and cousin George (2017). A Celebration of Life for Alice is on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at BYRON UNITED CHURCH, 420 Boler Road, London, lead by Rev. Greg Brawn and Rev. Dr. Art Hiley, with visitation one hour prior. Interment at Stewart Cemetery, Tilbury East in July. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be directed to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, the Heart & Stroke Foundation, or Byron United Church Outreach Fund.

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Murray and Tracy HenryDear cousins, I am so sad to hear of Alice's passing. She was indeed a great woman, always interested in the well being of the many Forysth cousins. Remember all the good times you had with her and this will sustain you during the sad moments of missing her in years to come.
Susan MailerBrenda and Gerard, Brian and Laurie, Kim, and Larry and families My thoughts are with you. A mother is so special and you are fortunate to have been able to enjoy the time together for so long. It is reassuring to our faith that she was ready to meet Jesus. Enjoy the wonderful memories.
Karen Vandecaveye and familyDear Farquharson family, We were sorry to hear about passing of Alice who was a dear mother. Our prayers are with you all and we know that she is now reunited with John. May you find peace and comfort , knowing that you are all loved and thought of at this time. Sincere love Shirley Houston Stephen , Julie, Grayson Houston Brian , Karen ,, Andrew and Hayley Vandecaveye
Judy and John OgletreeWe have known Alice since our days in Chatham , in a couples' group. Alice was faithful in sending Christmas letters each year. We had several reunions with Alice and John. She will be missed by the extended family . Alice left an example of a life lived through faith and strong family ties.
Pastor Marg MoriyamaTo Alice's family: I have fond memories of your mother, grandmother, sister as she spent her life in service to God and His people. May celebrating her life in the season of Lent and in the hope of the resurrection give you great comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Prayerfully, P. Marg Moriyama
Norma ClareTo Larry and Family - Please accept my sincere sympathy in the loss of Alice. I always enjoyed working with her on various committees, both at Riverside - and far beyond. My thoughts and prayers are with you now. Norma Clare
Morley and Susan roelofsDear cousins, we are so sorry to hear of Alice’s passing. She was a wonderful lady who loved her family and friends with all her heart. We looked forward to her Christmas letter which brought us up to date on the family activities. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love, Morley and Susan Roelofs
Kim MitchellOn behalf of the "Mitchell" family, I send sincerest condolences on the loss of Meaghan's grandmother and Brenda's mother to all of Alice's family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy, Kim, Steve, Douglas and Karly
Louise ScottI've known Alice for almost a lifetime, at least since Kenesserie Camp and YPU days, and have never known anyone with a stronger faith, or with more loving determination to share it. It is so good that she had a happy celebration on her 85th birthday. I'm very sorry not to be with you today, but am not home yet since breaking my hip. Sending Love and Prayers for All Her Family
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