Edith Faris

Edith Faris

Saturday, May 20th, 1939 Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

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Obituary for Edith Fay Faris (Lowry)

FARIS, Edith Fay (Lowry)
Edie passed away on September 4, 2019 after a long and feisty battle with dementia. Edie was born in Belfast, N. Ireland on May 20, 1939. She was married to David for over 60 years. They immigrated to Canada with their young family in 1972 and settled in Orangeville. Edie worked for the local hospital and at Greening Donald Ltd, before completing her real estate license and continued to work at a career she loved until the disease started to progress. Edie was also an active volunteer in the community, including many years dedicated to the local skating club and Westminster United Church.
Edie is predeceased be her siblings; Marlene, Nan, Sam, Margaret, Dorrie and recently, her husband David, (May 12, 2019). She is survived by her children; Gary (Ann), Paul, and Laura (Craig Haughton), and her grandchildren; Erinn (Derek Halls), Kyla (Jeremy Cronin), Abbey Faris, and Mackenzie, Josh and Kaleigh Haughton, as well as her brother, Bill Lowry. She will be missed by many nieces and nephews in Canada, Michigan, N. Ireland, Scotland, and England. Despite her inability to communicate in her final weeks, her 4-month-old great-granddaughter, Amelia Halls, brought a smile to her face and a light to her eyes. She has been asking to go home for many years now, so we will be taking her ashes, as well as David’s, to Belfast on September 12th, where they can finally rest together.
Friends are welcome to join us as we celebrate Edie’s life on October 5, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. at Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre, 21 First St., Orangeville.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Skate Canada Orangeville, where she spent so many years tirelessly fundraising, and where her daughter and many of her grandchildren learned to skate.
A tree will be planted in memory of Edith in the Dods & McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. The annual dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 | 1:30pm - 2:30pm
    Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre
    21 First St
    Orangeville, On
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    Saturday, October 5th, 2019
    1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Service

    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 | 2:30pm
    Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre
    21 First St
    Orangeville, On
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    Saturday, October 5th, 2019
    Rev. Sandra Abuja
  • Reception

    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 | 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Dods & McNair Reception Centre
    21 First Street
    Orangeville, On
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Saturday, October 5th, 2019
    3:30pm - 5:00pm


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Erica Edelbrock

I am very sorry to just see that your mom has past. I remember her well from figure skating many many years ago now. Such a lovely lady. Always smiling and full of energy.
I wish you lots of love.
Erica Edelbrock.
Comment | Posted at 08:28pm via Condolence


I knew Edie from real estate, although she was in Shelburne (I worked out of the Orangeville office). She was good person and had a great attitude, no wonder everyone warmed to her. Was at her service today. Wanted to say 'Hello' to you Barry, really enjoyed your music; glad I met you Laura you did a fantastic job.
Your parents would have been proudly smiling down at their brood doing such a wonderful job.
Enjoy your happy memories and know that they are also.
Sincerely, Terry Mitchell.
Comment | Posted at 08:03pm via Condolence

dianne zahodnik

I worked with Edie Faris in real estate at Family Trust and then again at IPRO realty. She was such a wonderful friendly woman. Her smile was so warm and amazing woman. She also helped with sewing costumes for the Orangeville Skating Club and I volunteered to help her out. She will be greatly missed in the community as well.She had an expression I loved to hear "What goes around comes around" when their was a bad situation. My deepest sympathy to all her wonderful children and GrandChildren. Rest in peace dear friend and some day we will meet again in Heaven you were such a special lady, friend and dearly loved by so many
Comment | Posted at 10:32pm via Condolence

Tina Hinsperger

Laura, Craig, MacKenzie, Josh and Kaleigh, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. May you find comfort in your memories. - Tina, Laura and Eric Hinsperger
Comment | Posted at 12:03am via Condolence

Arlene Peavoy

It was my pleasure to know and work with Edie for many years. She was always friendly, helpful, welcoming, positive and kind. Edie was a hard worker, and in my experience, very professional. RIP Edie, you'll soon be back home. Regards to the family. Arlene Peavoy
Comment | Posted at 08:57pm via Condolence

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