In Memory of Lewis George Farhood, P.ENG
March 4, 1948-September 5, 2021
With great sadness, the family announces the passing of Lewis George Farhood, P. Eng. in the hospital on September 5, 2021, after a long battle with liver disease. Predeceased by his mother, Mary Beauchamp, and father, George Farhood. Survived by his loving wife Christine, son Sean, daughter Jennifer, son in law Charles, grandchildren Logan and Cali Anna, and sister Jo Ann. He was Godfather to Stephanie and Rae.
Born in Montreal, Lew also lived in Michigan and California during his youth, before moving back to Montreal and eventually settling in Ottawa after he got married and raised his family.
Lew was an award-winning civil engineer and had a long career at Bell Canada, before forming his own engineering and property management company. People who knew him will tell you he was a true comedian. Lew always looked forward to an annual vacation with family in his favorite vacation destination, Cancun, MX. He loved to entertain family and friends with magic tricks, telling jokes and playing guitar, drums, keyboard, and bass. He loved music, and was a self-taught musician, playing in bands during high school up until his illness. Lew’s pastimes included astronomy, golf, chess, woodworking, and aiming to acquire his pilot’s license. He will be greatly missed by family and friends whose lives he touched during his lifetime.
“They put a man on the moon – anything is possible!’ -Lew Farhood
Special thanks to the caring staff at The Ottawa General Hospital.
A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lew’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Foundation https://support.cancer.ca/site/Donation2?df_id=34678&mfc_pref=T&34678.donation=form1&s_locale=en_CA&question1=No,%20one-time&question2=nothing&question3=Yes,%20in%20memory&case=1&s_orgGift=false
Online condolences may be offered at: www.heritagefh.ca
I was saddened to hear of Lewis’ passing. We were good friends in our high school days and were both in rock bands at the time. Lewis, Peter, Gerry, and Ferris were in a band called the Rising Sons. Unfortunately we lost contact after high school, but I will always have fond memories of Lewis’ sense of humour and how he used to crack us up.
My wife Liane and I offer our condolences to the entire family, including his sister Jo Ann who was also a friend.
Please know how it sadden and broke my heart to hear of your Dad’s passing. Death can be such a hard reality to deal with, but we’ve all processed it at one time or another in our life, and we try to move on. I know it’s a tough time and it’s hard when you lose a parent. There are no words that I can express to ease your pain and sorrow. Those are words that should never be uttered, but yet it is the only way that one can express their feelings towards a person that just lost a loved one. Your Dad is in a better place now and not suffering anymore.
God must have needed him for something else, and it was his time. What I can say to you is, hopefully there’s a smile on your face before a tear in your eye and may your Dad rest in Eternal peace and his memories be a blessing. God bless you and your family.
To the family I am deeply saddened to hear that my dear friend Lewis has passed away. My only regret is that I had not Lewis sooner. He will be missed dearly by me and his friends at the cigar lounge. Every one enjoyed his one liners even though we heard them week after week it was all in the delivery he was truly funny and a joy to be with.