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CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY OF MYRTLE JEAN FARMER

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Myrtle Jean Lindsay (Jean)

October 19, 1939 - November 2, 2017

Myrtle Jean Lindsay (Jean) was born on October 19, 1939 to parents Eunice and Campbell Lindsay in Provost, Alberta. Jean was raised on the prairies with 4 siblings, Margaret (Bud) Lindsay, Ron (Shirley) Lindsay, Marion (Norman) Steinwand, and Lyle (Margaret) Lindsay. She had 8 nieces and nephews. She attended high school in Provost, Alberta, and upon graduating in 1957 continued her education as a certified lab technician in Edmonton, Alberta. She then began working in many small towns across the south of the province. While working at the Drumheller Hospital she met Donald Keith Farmer, who she married on February 18, 1961. She gave birth to four daughters, Laurie Jean (David) Coughlin, Katherine Anne Farmer, Susan Dawn (Murray) Jacobson and Jamel Lynn Farmer (Rossco). She stayed home to raise her girls and in 1975 returned to work at Drumheller Associated Physicians Clinic. Jean and Don moved to Iron Springs, Alberta in 1992 after the birth of their first granddaughter, Lindsay, to live alongside Katherine on her farm. She has 5 grandchildren, Lindsay, Blare, Hannah, Mac and Austin. In 1998 she moved to Coalhurst and continued working in the Lethbridge Health Unit. In 2001 her life changed completely as she moved to beautiful Brentwood Bay, B.C. She has been active throughout her life as an avid birdwatcher, curler, basketball and pickleball player. She also enjoyed singing in choirs and was a seamstress of some renown. She and Don enjoyed travelling and the adventures it brought. Her faith in God was strong and she deeply valued her religion. Jean passed away peacefully on November 2, 2017. She was a loving, kind, and strong person throughout her life, and will be dearly remembered as a bright light by friends and family. She is survived by her husband Donald Farmer of 57 years. The celebration of Jean’s life will be held at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 7921 St Stephen Road, Saanichton, B.C. on November 11 at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Mount Newton Centre Lending Cupboard, Saanichton, B.C. or to Woodwynn Farms,
Saanichton, B.C.