Obituary of Ronald William Farr
FARR, Ronald William “Big Ron”
August 3, 1948 – November 20, 2019
If you have had the honor to meet Ron you can envision his friendly welcoming grin, his “big mit” of a handshake, love for everyone, true compassion, loyalty to all that knew him. He was very generous, witty, and social. Even in the last few years of his electric scooter use, he had racked up several hundred kilometers on it.
Ron was raised in Wyoming and then continued to live and raise his 3 children there, Steven (Tera), Farr, Dawn Marie (Roy Minielly), and Melissa Anne (Roger Laborde), his grandchildren Candace (Tony Sullivan), Shelby (Shelby Gordon), Maverick William, Joshua and Kayla Farr, and one great-grand daughter, Rose Marie.
Ron was always intrigued and asked “what’s going on in the shop today”, referring to his grandson’s auto glass shop. Ron was very proud of his trade as an Auto Body Mechanic at Ron Clark Motors. As well as numerous years working alongside his brother in law “Jim Form” as a Boom Truck Operator, Ron was dedicated at the Wyoming Fire Hall for 23 years, even being its Fire Prevention Officer. His love of music took him to sing with the Bluewater Chordsmen, as his family were all musically inclined. Ron will be remembered at the Wyoming Legion for his 49 years, with Saturday night dances, making chili for meat raffles, bartending, and his Executive positions held. Ron was known for his smooth dancing, polkas, and teaching his daughters by having them step on his size 15 feet.
Ron had a fascination with the “hunt for treasures” at second hand stores. He loved to travel, especially to Chicago to party with his American family.
Ron was predeceased by his parents Millie (Firman Farr Beaudoin)(2012), Albert Beaudoin (2004), and William Walker Farr (1972), his brother Marcel (2015), and Mike (Susan) Beaudoin. He was adored and immensely loved by his sister Debby (Mike Janicki), and the late Bob Beaudoin (Mary Ann Beaudoin and Dan Watson), the late Jo-Ann (late Howard) Scott, Denise (Robert) Palmer, Richard (Gloria) Beaudoin, Janet (Robert) Marsh, and Best Friend and brother to Doug (Ann Marie) Beaudoin. Ron will also be missed by his nieces and nephews.
Ron was always loved by “Maw” Joyce Spinks and had over 25 years of memories with Diane Farr, the mother of his children. Ron was blessed to see his wish to have his daughters together come true. At Ron’s request, cremation will take place, and a blessing of ashes will take place at a later date at a graveside service.
For those who wish, all are asked to perform an act of kindness in Ron’s memory. Online condolences may be left at www.forestfuneralhome.com Funeral arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF FOREST