In Memory of




Obituary for June Mae Farwell

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of June Mae Farwell on September 14, 2022. Born June 3, 1933, along with twin sister Joan, to Alex and Lillian Walsh. She grew up on May St., across from the CLE, and the twins learned every possible way to get onto the CLE grounds without paying, no matter what the event. She attended St. Stanislaus School and Fort William Vocational School (Selkirk).

On June 26, 1953, June married the love of her life (Frederick) George Farwell and they had almost 40 years of happiness until he passed away, far too young, in 1993. Although she had her own hobbies and interests, the two of them spent many years involved with Fort William Minor Hockey, meeting many wonderful people along the way. Retirement meant becoming snowbirds in Florida to stay warm and be close to their oldest daughter and grandsons. Again, many wonderful friends were made, and June continued to spend winters in Florida for a number of years after George’s passing.

June worked most of her adult life at the Royal Bank of Canada and continued to work as “casual” staff for a number of years after her retirement. She kept in contact with many of the ladies she worked with and enjoyed regular lunches with them until covid closed everything down. June did a lot of travelling in her retirement, going on several cruises (Eastern and Western Caribbean, Alaska, Panama Canal and Hawaii to name a few) as well as travelling to both Canadian coasts and one memorable bus trip to New Orleans.

June was predeceased by husband George, her siblings – Harold, Clarence, Joan and Ken, sister-in-law Mary Wolotko, beloved niece Cathy Elmore along with several other in-laws and nieces and nephews.

June will be deeply missed by daughters Debra McCutcheon and Linda Ryma (Ed), sister-in-law Susan Barnes, grandchildren, great grandchildren, in-laws, nieces and nephews in Canada and the USA.

Thank you to the staff of 4 South and 4 North at SJCG for their excellent care and compassion, and to Dr. J. Toppin for many years of health care.

In keeping with June’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Interment will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Thunder Bay and District Humane Society or a charity of your choice.