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Ian Farley

Ian Bruce Farley

Wednesday, November 18th, 1959 - Saturday, November 21st, 2020
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Peacefully, following a lengthy illness, Ian Bruce Farley of Douglas, MB passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2020. Ian was born November 18,1959 to Hazel and Basil at the Carberry Hospital. He attended Douglas Elementary, Elton Collegiate and Crocus Plains High School. Following high school Ian farmed in the Douglas area for many years. In his younger years Ian enjoyed curling, hunting, collecting antiques and carpentry. He loved to find the first crocus in spring, bring home a bouquet of marsh marigolds for his mom, or take a drive to see flocks of geese heading south for the winter. He had an appreciation of all things mother nature had to offer. Ian had a great sense of humor and at times couldn’t finish telling certain stories for laughter, often the result of less than stellar behavior of others. Ian would recount every detail of situations regardless of when it had occurred. Ian also had an epic ability to deliver a great sarcastic burn toward anyone that earned it. He had a knack for planning that usually resulted in him winning, not having to help move cattle or somehow being absent from unpleasant farm tasks. He also had an uncanny ability to recall the family tree of anyone that had lived in the Douglas area. Ian was a kind, gentle soul, was generous to a fault and loved to be with his family. It was important to Ian to stay in touch with his extended family with phone calls, and visits. He loved his trips to Alberta to visit his sister Penny. He loved nothing more than talking to his nieces and nephews about what was happening in their lives. On Christmas day Ian could tell you in detail what gifts his nieces and nephews had received. In his later years he took a great interest in his niece Leanne (Leannie to Ian) and her family. Ian treasured the time he spent with his dad’s brothers and sisters. During his later years Ian lived in Brandon, but his heart was always at the family farm in Douglas. Ross and Cheryl always had the door open for Ian. Ian is survived by his mom Hazel, brothers Grant (Donna), Fraser (Lorelle), and Ross (Cheryl) and sisters Connie (Ron) and Penny as well as many nieces and nephews and the extended Farley family. Ian was predeceased by his dad Basil and sister Donna. Ian was many things to many people, but he was loved by all of us. His gentle soul and kind nature secured a place in our hearts. The sun has set on an amazing life. Much love to you Ian until we meet again. In Ian’s memory, donations may be made to Madford Cemetery, c/o Bev Richardson, Douglas, MB R0K 0R0.
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Meghen Farley

Posted at 04:36pm
Dear Uncle Ian...you are really missed. You made anyone laugh on worst day and your soft soul, memory for everyone and everything was incredible and is something we all eill kiss dearly. The daily letters in mail, u showing up with coffee daily at 6 am honking lol..I will never forget, infact..I still hear the honking. Good memories..and I miss you so much. No judgement ever from you.. u are the smartest, most caring person in your own ways and I and the family and the whole farming community miss you and will never forget. U cared for family like no one I've ever seen. U remembered things most people don't and losing u in physical world is hard, u will not be forgotten. I love you and I'm so glad we had all those dinners together with meryl and raiya...and you feeding my dog even though u knew it was wrong. Lol. I loved that about you. U didn't care what people thought about you...however u deeply cared for people. Especially family. This is a hard one. And to my dad, Fraser who spent countless days and nights being with him to the end..that is what family is about. I love u dad.
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Mike Leslie

Posted at 01:42pm
I went to Douglas school with Ian, he was a character! Sorry for his loss.
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Bruce Brooks

Posted at 03:37pm
Very sorry for your loss, condolences to the Farley family.
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Shelann Keelen

Posted at 08:48pm
I’m so saddened for your loss of such a Kind and Gentle man. Ian was one of the most Thoughtful person I ever had the privilege to meet. Please know your all in my Thoughts and Prayers. Special hugs to his sister Penny
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