BROWNVILLE JUNCTION – Kendall V. Farrar, 85, husband of 45 years to the late Noella (Edwards) Farrar, died March 25, 2013, at Hibbard Nursing Home, Dover-Foxcroft. He was born Oct. 20, 1927, in Brownville Junction, the eldest child of Archie and Ada (Doyle) Farrar.
He graduated from Jonesport High School, class of 1946, and Husson College, Bangor. Kendall retired from Canadian-Pacific Railroad with 35 years of service. He was a member of Pleasant River Masonic Lodge No. 163 AF & AM, Anah Shriners, and St. John’s Commandery No. 3.
He is survived by a daughter, Natalie Hamlin and her husband, Mark; and two very special grandchildren, Claire and Matthew, all of Dover-Foxcroft; five brothers, Charles Farrar of Plymouth, Leon Farrar and his wife, Barbie, Ralph Farrar, Bert Farrar and his wife, Sue, and Walter Farrar and his wife, Deanna, all of Brownville Junction. He is also survived by many nieces, nephew, and cousins, including Gerald MacLean and his wife, Mary, of Bangor. He was predeceased by two sisters, Carolyn MacDonald and Lucille Ireland; and a brother, Vaughn Farrar. The family sends deepest thanks to Dr. Fernow and the very caring staff of Hibbard Nursing Home. Family was very important to dad and without whose love and devotion many of the challenges he faced in the past few years could not have been overcome. Physical challenges are only that, a challenge. They are not an end. Dad faced life’s challenges with dignity and with the understanding that all problems could be solved with enough determination and ingenuity. We will fondly remember all of the projects from his woodshop, fishing at Upper Ebeeme, and our summers at Camp Seashell.
A graveside memorial service will be conducted 11a.m. Friday, May 10 at the family lot in Pinetree Cemetery, Brownville Junction. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Boston or Springfield, c/o Anah Shriners, P.O. Box 735, Bangor, ME 04402-0735, or to Bangor Humane Society, 693B Mt. Hope Ave., Bangor, ME 04401. Arrangements are in the care of Lary Funeral Home. Condolences and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.