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Robert Alfred Farney

March 25, 1949 — April 21, 2022

Thornton

Robert Alfred Farney

        Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend went peacefully to meet his Savior in the heavenly home prepared for him. He is survived by his wife Patricia in Colorado, son Nathan father of Desmond and Julian with their mother Jennifer in Oregon and daughter Andrea (Chris) Burgess parents of Michael and Hannah in Colorado.

       Bob is the middle son of the deceased Agnes and Clarence Farney of Elmvale, Ontario, Canada where he grew up on the family farm with his brothers, Bill (Jane) Farney of Alberta and recently deceased Jim (Michelle) Farney of Vancouver Is, BC.

        He is called brother and sadly missed by Pats siblings, Diane, Faye, Bradley and Tony. Also as a son to Pats mom, Arlene Long.

        He is uncle to Jim, Ross, Janet, Cameron, Nichole, Cassandra; Michaela, Rebecca, Shannon; Angela, Hillary, Ashley; Braydon, Christopher, Jessica; Taylor and Emily as well as many great nieces and nephews.

        Bob was a graduate of University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Mathematics. His career began as a computer programmer for an Insurance Company in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada. Then he joined Dow Chemical in Alberta, Canada, later transferred to Sarnia, ON followed by a move across the border to Midland, MI, Dow's World Headquarters as a project manager in Information Systems. After retiring he and Pat moved to Vancouver, WA and then to Denver, CO.

         He was a family man who loved adventure and had a variety of interests. He enjoyed a few years as a leader in Nathans Boy Scout Pack. Camping in a tent at -40 F in Alberta was a weekend they never forgot. He was popular as acting Santa Clause for Dows family children's parties. He acted as a disciple in Christmas and Easter musicals in Sherwood Park, AB and church dinner theaters in Midland, MI where he also facilitated their building committee and the pastoral search committee. He was loved for his witty sense of humor, friendly smile and dependable work ethic.

         Before his illness Bob loved to share silly jokes and play with or read books to his young grandchildren. Besides spending time with family and friends he enjoyed camping, cross country driving trips and passing cars on the hwy !  He also enjoyed quiet times playing solitaire, reading and keeping up with the news especially politics and history. He loved to be outside working in the yard, planning and building a shed or a deck with 2 x 4's. Daily he would go for long bike rides or walks. He and Pat liked to visit different countries.  He especially enjoyed mission trips to Guatemala with church groups where they helped to build cement block homes at "The Tracks"  in Guatemala City, share in Gods love and raise awareness for the needs of the children which included sponsoring them for school. He also loved to visit the children at the feeding center in the rural village of San Miguel. After retirement he was often found at the local coffee shop reading the newspaper and doing the daily crossword while enjoying a cup of strong coffee and a donut !

         During the last few years of suffering from heart disease, several strokes and some dementia he bravely persevered through many challenges. His caregivers, therapists and family all appreciated his quiet and uncomplaining nature. The last three months he was at home with hospice care. Bob will be dearly missed but he leaves warm memories for all who knew him.

         The Funeral Service followed by light refreshments will be livestreamed on Friday, May 6 at 5:30 pm Mountain time. It will take place at North Metro Church, 12505 Colorado Blvd. Thornton, CO 80241. The livestream will be available on utube for 1 week. They are receiving flowers for the service on Thursday, May 5 from 9 am to 3 pm. Bobs ashes will be buried at a family graveside service in his hometown of Elmvale, ON, Canada on a date not yet determined.

          Pastor Ken DeMaere formerly of Eagle Ridge Church of God in Midland, MI will be travelling from Alberta to lead the service. He will be sharing any special memories sent from those who wish to email them. They may be sent to him directly or to Pat at patsysart4you@gmail.com

          If you desire to give a donation in Bobs memory please consider the Guatemala children thru missionaries David and Damarias Beam at World Missions Today, P.O Box 770756, Orlando FL 32877-0756. If you prefer online you can go to www.worldmissionstoday.net and scroll to find the Beams name then designate in the note section that it is for the needs at the Tracks and the feeding station at San Miguel. We have been to both those places and know that all the funds will go directly thru the Beams for those needs.

          Thankyou to everyone for your friendship, prayers and encouraging words during Bobs challenging journey. We can rejoice that thru Christ we can meet him once again in eternity.

 

           

 

 

 

         

 

 

 

 

         

 

 

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