January 5, 2016

CCI's Most Experienced Alumna Just Celebrated Her 102nd Birthday

Margaret Farr (Innes) celebrating her 102nd Birthday with her Daughter, Maureen.
Margaret Farr (Innes) celebrating her 102nd Birthday with her Daughter, Maureen.
Margaret Florence Farr (nee Innes), born Dec 21st l913 and graduate of CCI in 1929, just celebrated her 102nd birthday!

Margaret grew up in Moose Jaw & moved to Regina to work for the Ministry of the Interior at the Legislative building as a legal stenographer.

In l939 she married William Farr, a C.A. (B.Comm U. Sask), and they lived in Regina until l948, when they moved to Vancouver. Margaret and Bill had 2 children – Murray in l942 and Maureen in l944.  Murray died in l992.

Margaret moved to Toronto in l965, then back to Regina in l970.  Bill was with Simpsons-Sears & retired in l978. At this time Margaret and Bill moved back to Vancouver.   Bill passed away in l992 and Margaret stayed in Vancouver until 2001 when she moved to Kingston, ON to be close to Maureen.

Margaret has had a very interesting life – lots of travel all over the world, volunteer work in art galleries (McKenzie Art Gallery in Regina) and museums (MOA in Vancouver).  She has always loved all the performing arts and has been a patron of the arts all her life. Since coming to Kingston, she established the Margaret Farr Chamber Music Trust Fund at Queen’s University school of music, and many have enjoyed concerts each year supported by this fund.


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