Earl Farmer

Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Sunday, July 9, 2023
T.J. Tracey Cremation & Burial Specialists - Sydney
6 Churchill Drive
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Obituary of Earl "Bud" Farmer

Bud “Earl” Farmer Sydney Bud Farmer (Earl), 83, of Sydney passed away July 3, 2023, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, embraced by his loving family. Born in Sydney, NS, in 1939, he was the son of the late George and Lillian (Brophy) Farmer. Bud is survived by the love of his life Carol (Doyle) Farmer and their four adoring daughters: Deanna (Brent) Severeyns, Janice (late Sandy) MacDonald, Lori (Jimmy) MacDonald, and Lisa Farmer-Soper. Papa cherished his grandchildren Jessica (Richard) and Jeremy Severeyns; Mitchell (Kelsey) and Jillian (Kiwnik) MacDonald; Ethan and Connor MacDonald; Lucas (Kendall), Maya (Leandro), and Levi Soper; and great-granddaughter and little dance partner Ella (Jillian’s daughter). He is also survived by his dear siblings Fred, Judie, Rick (Gloria), and Robert (Ann Marie); and his caring in-laws Raymond, Gary (Isabel), Phyllis (Stewart), Diane (Gordon), Yvonne Crawford, Betty Farmer, Dianne Doyle, and Peter Burke. Bud and his life-long best friend Anselm Doyle shared a special bond. Bud was always happy to visit with his wonderful cousins, nieces, and nephews. Bud and Carol first met as teenagers at the Old Sydney Forum while skating with friends. Throughout their lives, they were avid ice skaters, dancers, and cross-country skiers. Bud found joy in completing odd jobs around his home, trailer, and his daughters’ homes. His hobbies included puzzles and painting. Bud attended high school at Sydney Academy and then moved forward to pursue career opportunities. Later on, he earned a GED and a Wholesale Management diploma from Cornell University, NY. Bud’s career was in the Wholesale Food Sector, from working in sales to office management. He was rewarded with a trip to Hawaii for him and Carol to enjoy with other Wholesalers. After a fulfilling career, he retired in 1999, from his position as Office Manager of Mason’s (Loblaws). Bud and his family enjoyed travelling and camping throughout Cape Breton Island, the Maritimes, Quebec, Ontario, and Maine. In 1981, they towed a trailer to Florida for an exciting camping vacation. As their girls were becoming teenagers, Bud and Carol opted to stay closer to home and took up summer camping at Ben Eoin Beach & Campground. They enjoyed 40 years of summer camping at Ben Eoin and also took many trips to Vancouver to visit their daughter and grandchildren. For 35 years, Bud managed his Lupus diagnosis which plagued him with critical illnesses at various points in his lifetime. He became very active in the CB Lupus group that led education initiatives. He also participated in various medical studies to increase knowledge about Lupus. Eventually, advanced congestive heart failure took him from his beloved family. Over the years, Bud had amazing care at the Rheumatology Clinic at the QEII, Cape Breton Regional Heart Function Clinic, the Halifax Cardiology Department, and most recently 4A and the Coronary Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Besides his parents, Bud was predeceased by infant son Earl Gregory, parents-in-law Harry and Margaret Doyle, brothers Barry and Walter, baby sister Georgina, brother-in-law Cyril Reddy, brother-in-law Wayne Doyle, sister-in-law Marlene Burke, and greatly missed son-in-law Sandy MacDonald. Funeral Service will be held Sunday, July 9, 2023, at 2:00 pm at TJ Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 6 Churchill Drive, Sydney, 902-539-7175. Rev Douglas Murphy officiating. The service will be livestreamed and can be viewed by visiting T.J. Tracey Facebook page. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lupus Society of Nova Scotia or The Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.tjtracey.com. Carol and Bud were very grateful to have celebrated 60 years of an amazing marriage earlier this year with family and friends. Our Dad’s memory is forever etched in our hearts. A beacon of strength, love, and support. His legacy lives on with us forever. ~In God’s Care~
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