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Farley McGill MOWAT
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MOWAT, Farley McGill
Born in Belleville, Ontario on May 12, 1921. Died May 6, 2014 at The Northumberlad Hills Hospital, Cobourg, Ontario. Beloved husband and best friend of Claire (nee Wheeler) for 48 years. Cherished father of Sandy and his wife Kim of Palgrave, Ontario and David and his family of Calgary, Alberta. Loving grandfather of Justin Mowat of Palgrave and Courtney and, Mellissa Mowat of Calgary. Brother of Rosemary Mowat of Barrie, and John and his wife Dianne of Cobourg. Special uncle to Brian, Jeff, and Matthew Mowat. Predeceased by his parents, Angus and Helen Mowat and by his first wife, Frances Thornhill. Farley Mowat was a member of the Order of Canada and the recipient of nine Honorary Doctorates. He was the author of 42 books, a writing career that spanned 63 years. His books are read around the world and have been translated into 26 languages. He will be greatly missed by his family and by many friends in many places. A private family funeral will be held in Port Hope on a later date. Donations in Farley's memory may be made to any charity dedicated to helping animals or saving our environment.

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Published in The Globe and Mail on May 10, 2014.