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Dawn Helen Lily Farrer-Garland


Dawn Helen Lily  Farrer-Garland


Dawn Helen Lily Farrer-Garland passed away peacefully with her daughter by her side at The Moncton Hospital, on Monday, November 5, 2018. She was 86 years old and a resident at McNair Manor (Riverview) and a former resident of Riverview and Moncton.  

Born in Campbelton, Dawn was the daughter of the late Leslie Colbourne Farrer and Lylia Margaret (McIntosh) Farrer.  Dawn lived in Mann's Mountain, Kedgwick River & Glencoe, before moving to Moncton in 1959. She was employed at Eaton's Co. for many years, handling Customs & Traffic. When the Eaton's catalogue closed, she became a student at NBCC, then she went on to work with Canada Post until her retirement.

Dawn enjoyed sewing and other crafts, she loved to help others, she loved her gardens, and most of all she loved animals, both domestic and wildlife. She also loved doing genealogy and had done family history of each of the families from who we descend, tracing microfilm, church records, gravestones, and her correspondence with the many people who helped her with this work. In addition to her written records, Dawn kept almost all of the records in her head. Everywhere she went she would find family members.

She is survived by her daughter, Sarina Lylia Elizabeth Farrer (Adelman) of Riverview & Calgary, niece Judy (Viktor) Komadina, of Riverview, and her nephew Bernie Barry of Tide Head.

Besides her parents she was predeceased by her half sisters Sarah Elizabeth (Lizzie) Jardine and Florine Barry; nieces Joan MacKnight and Doris Mechas, Jacqueline Jardine, and her nephew James Jardine.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the amazing and wonderful nurses of the 3600 ward at the Moncton Hospital, and equally wonderful nurses of the 5th floor. Also the wonderful staff at McNair Manor in Riverview for their care of Dawn.

At her request there will be no services held.  Dawn will be laid to rest at the Campbellton Rural Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial donations to the Friends of The Moncton Hospital, Atlantic Wildlife Institute or your favorite animal rescue charity, or any charity that supports research for Dementia would be appreciated by the family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Tuttle Brothers & Riverview Funeral Home 214 Pine Glen Rd. Riverview, NB (506) 857-9544.

Online condolences can be made  at


Burial Location
Campbellton Rural Cemetery

Requested Charity
the Moncton Hospital