June 21, 1911 – September 15, 2015

At Wentworth Lodge on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, in her 105th year, beloved wife of Lt. Col. John Farnan (deceased), loved mother of John (deceased) and his wife Dina, daughter Mary and her husband Bruce Comba, loved grandmother of Margaret Walton (Bruce Peart), Beth and husband John Taylor, Andrey Koroscil (deceased), Sasha and husband Patrick Ellwood, Serge Koroscil, great grandchildren Cameron Taylor, Jamie (Brandon) Maddick, Jason Walton, Bruce Ellwood, and great great granddaughters Lily Walton and Livia Maddick. Survived by her loving sister Carolyn Stephens and her sons Peter (Caroline), Michael, and James (Julie).  Member of The Duet Club of Hamilton, Women’s Committee of the Art Gallery of Hamilton, and Life Member of the Travel Club of Dundas.  Co-founder of the Dundas Valley School of Art, past Chair of the Board of DVSA, member of the Board for 48 years and author of DVSA The First Forty Years, a Memoir.  As a result of her dedication to the arts, she was awarded the City of Hamilton’s Citizen of the Year for the Arts Award, Hamilton Woman of the Year in the Arts, the Spectator Award for Service to the Arts, an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from McMaster University, an Honorary Diploma in Fine Arts from DVSA, Dundas Citizen of the Year, and a Paul Harris Fellowship from the Rotary Club of Dundas.  Our gratitude to the staff of Trillium Court at Wentworth Lodge for her care. A memorial will be held at the Dundas Valley School of Art on Sunday, September 27th at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Dundas Valley School of Art would be greatly appreciated.