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James Farquhar

FARQUHAR, James “Morris”

On Thursday, April 4, 2024, James “Morris” Farquhar passed away unexpectedly at his home in Regina. He was predeceased by the love of his life, his wife Beth; a beloved grandson; his parents; and mother and father-in-law.

Left to mourn his passing are his children, Deena (Blair Benedik) and their children of Saskatoon, Kerry (Trish) and their children of Prince George, Jonathan (Crystal) and their children also of Prince George, and Elisa (Jeff Mertick) and their children of Regina. He also leaves to mourn step-grandson Branden (Chelsea) and their children. He also leaves to mourn his brothers, Murray (Irene) and Richard (Elizabeth) and their families; sister, Denise (Todd) Gabler and their family; as well as brother-in-law, Steve Listmayer and sisters-in-law, Anne Friesen, and Sylvia (Clive) Mason; as well as many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Morris was born in Brandon, the oldest of Arnold and Jennie Farquhar’s four children. While school age, both he and his brother, Murray, started studying the Bible with Jehovah’s Witnesses. During this time, at age 17, he began his employment with Canadian National Railways as a telegrapher. His work took him across the prairie provinces and from Churchill Manitoba into northern Ontario and the lake head area. All the while, he kept actively studying the Bible and was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1961. In 1963, Morris tried farming, but he went back to CNR in 1964, however, this time on the running crew as a brakeman/conductor until his retirement.

Morris met Elizabeth Listmayer in September 1962 and married her on August 24, 1963, and together they shared their faith with their four children, friends, and neighbours. They lived in three provinces, making lifelong friendships along the way. While he was known to have many a story about his time on the railway, he enjoyed hiking, camping, and loved nature, sharing his interests with his children and grandchildren. He was always willing to lend a hand, the type of person to give the shirt off his back and offer his jacket too. He never went anywhere empty handed and did not believe in uncomfortable silences. He took his spiritual responsibility seriously and did what he could to educate many and offer guidance from God’s Word in a way that many respected.

While we will miss him dearly, we look forward to the promise that we will see Dad and Mom reunited and enjoying life as Jesus, Our Ransomer, promised at John 5:28, 29; “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs, will hear his voice and come out…to a resurrection of life.”

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2024 at Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 2020 Van Egmond Place, Regina, SK. For those unable to attend, a livestream will be held via Zoom, ID: 848 2997 9093 Password: 101268. Online messages of condolence may be left at paragonfuneralservices.com.

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