Faragher, Lelsie (Harlan)

“You know, I’ve had a great life. I got to do and see all the things I wanted and had four wonderful children and spent my life with two really good women. I wish I could spend a few more years with Mary but the few years we had together were pretty great.” (HF)
Leslie “Harlan” Faragher passed away on March 19, 2016.
Harlan was born to Velma and J. Leslie Faragher on March 9, 1939 and lived his whole life in Fort Frances. He married his high school sweetheart, Patricia, and together they raised their four children on Rainy Lake.
Harlan enjoyed the great outdoors, spending time hunting, fishing, trapping and logging. He loved to tell stories about his adventures which usually included stuff most children should not hear. But that was dad.
A close friend wrote: “In the world of political correctness, Harlan was a breath of fresh air, a true friend that would tell it the way it is. This would be a much better world if it were populated with more folks like Harlan.”
Harlan was predeceased by his parents, Velma and Les Faragher, his infant brother, Donald, and brother, Ken (Chick), his wife, Patricia, and daughter, Connie, and son-in-law, Jamie Kircher.
He leaves behind his partner, Mary King, his sister, Marilyn, sons, Mark and Darcy, daughter, Karen, and their spouses. He also leaves behind numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Rest in peace, H!
As per Harlan’s request, there will be no funeral service. Cremation has taken place.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Services Foundation—“Tamarack House” would be appreciated. Online donations can be made at www.healthsciencesfoundation.ca (follow the drop-down box for “Tamarack House) or by mail to: Thunder Bay Regional Health Services Foundation, “Tamarack House,” 980 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 6VH.