FAR­RELL, Kevin “Tom”

The Amherst News - - SPORTS -

Fall is in the air. Teach­ers and Stu­dents are back into the swing of things as well as lo­cal sport or­ga­ni­za­tions are busy with new reg­is­tra­tion and fall pro­grams. If you’re look­ing for a youth ac­tiv­ity for your child our com­mu­nity has many sport & recre­ational or­ga­ni­za­tions to con­sider in­clud­ing; e Amherst Skat­ing Club, JC’s Tae Kwon Do, Amherst Mi­nor Bas­ket­ball, Amherst Ae­ri­als Gym­nas­tics, Cum­ber­land Cheer, Four Fa­thers Li­brary, Mag­gie’s Place and the YMCA just to name a few. Con­tact in­for­ma­tion for Lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions who of­fer fun phys­i­cally ac­tive pro­grams visit Amherst.ca

e Amherst Sta­dium is open for busi­ness. Stop in and check out the new paint job! Ram­bler pur­ple and Amherst grey colours add to your home­town hockey spirit. e Sta­dium walk­ing track is open daily for those who wish to walk in­doors. Out­door walk­ing tracks at Dickey Park, Ro­tary Park, and the Amherst Lions Park all con­tinue to be main­tained and pro­vide great op­tions for daily walks and stay­ing ac­tive. The Big Block Walk route will also be main­tained and up kept through­out the win­ter months pro­vid­ing a clear safe op­tion for walk­ing. Fall skat­ing sched­ule will launch Oc­to­ber 10th. For Fa­cil­ity book­ings please con­tact Corey Crocker at (902) 667-6500 or ccrocker@amherst.ca.

The Amherst Cum­ber­land Mul­tisport Pi­lot Pro­gram starts Septem­ber 10th with Bas­ket­ball. Amherst Cum­ber­land Mul­tisport is a col­lab­o­ra­tive project, for chil­dren in grades pri­mary and one, be­tween nine com­mu­nity sport or­ga­ni­za­tions, the Town of Amherst, the Mu­nic­i­pal­ity of the County of Cum­ber­land, and with the sup­port of com­mu­nity and provin­cial stake­hold­ers, in­clud­ing Sport Nova Sco­tia. The vi­sion is to grow chil­dren through sport by pro­vid­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties to de­velop the skills and con - dence to en­joy the pos­i­tive bene ts of a qual­ity, rst ex­pe­ri­ence. Mul­tisport par­tic­i­pa­tion leads to bet­ter over­all skills and abil­ity, less burnout and overuse in­juries, more life­long en­joy­ment in sport, and most im­por­tantly, it’s more fun! e Com­mu­nity Sport Or­ga­ni­za­tions who are part­ner­ing with the pi­lot year of this pro­gram are: Amherst Mi­nor Bas­ket­ball- Steve Nash, Amherst Fig­ure Skat­ing Club, Cum­ber­land Cheer, JC’s Taek­wondo, Learn to Swim- YMCA, Run Jump row with Cum­ber­land Sport Club, Fundy Youth Soccer, and Amherst Lit­tle League. e pro­gram will be for 9 months, twice a week for three weeks (six ses­sions per sport), for one hour. Each ses­sion fo­cuses on skill de­vel­op­ment through phys­i­cal lit­er­acy and fun, set­ting the ground work for a love of sport and an ‘I can play any­thing!’ at­ti­tude. e Mul­tisport pro­gram will lead us to one step fur­ther in reach­ing our goal to be the most ac­tive, healthy com­mu­nity in Nova Sco­tia as well as build­ing health­ier com­mu­nity through sport, with a fo­cus on be­ing ac­tive for life.

Ev­ery­one is wel­come to par­tic­i­pate in the Amherst Terry Fox Run on Sun­day Septem­ber 17th at Dickey Park. Reg­is­tra­tion starts at 9am with the run start­ing at 10am. Op­tions in­clude 5k or 10k, walk, bike or run. For more de­tails visit ter­ry­fox.org, call 877-363-2467, or email ter­ry­foxrunamherst@out­look.com.

Join vol­un­teers on Septem­ber 23rd for TD Tree Day at the new Amherst Lions Park. Com­mu­ni­ties plant trees in over 150 green spa­ces all across Canada and our lo­cal event is from 9am-12pm. Reg­is­ter and visit tdtree­days.com for more in­for­ma­tion.

Learn what is hap­pen­ing around the com­mu­nity by vis­it­ing amherst.ca for our free com­mu­nity events list­ing and fol­low us on Facebook and twitter. If you have ques­tions, com­mu­nity events and in­for­ma­tion to share, email amher­strecre­ation@amherst.ca or call 902-667-6500. Here is a taste of what’s com­ing up:

■ Xara Choral The­atre per­forms “Hours Turn to Noth­ing” at Trin­ity St. Stephen’s United Church

■ YMCA Full of Life Aqua t & Chair Fit­ness

■ Evil Ge­nius Club at the Four Fa­thers Li­brary

■ Mag­gie’s Place Snug­gle Bugs

With heavy hearts, we are deeply sad­dened to an­nounce that our beloved hus­band and fa­ther passed away peace­fully on Fri­day, Septem­ber 1, 2017, with his wife and chil­dren by his side at the age of 74 years. Lov­ing hus­band of Maria Eugenia Sará de Far­rell “Kena” for 45 years. Proud fa­ther of Stephanie Colleen We­ber (Daryl) and Alexan­der Kevin Far­rell. Ador­ing Tata of Jettsen, Rip­ken, Lowyn, Bro­den. Car­ing brother of Alexan­der (Mary), Michael (Donna), Paul (Wanda), Peter ( Helene), Dana and brother-in-law of Maria Elena (Jose An­toino), Sal­vador (Car­men Ce­celia), Gabriel (Su­sana) and Juan (Ta­mara). Play­ful un­cle of many nieces and neph­ews around the world. Pre­de­ceased by his par­ents Ethel and Alexan­der, his brother Brian and his broth­erin-law Miguel and sis­ter-in-laws Maria An­toni­eta, Maria Gabriella and Maria Cristina. Dreamer, adventurer, pro­tec­tor, hu­mourist, in­tel­lec­tual, cheer­leader, gen­tle gi­ant, cool dude. Born in small­town Amherst, N.S. Raised by sin­gle mom of 7 boys. Award­win­ning math­e­ma­ti­cian, tal­ented ath­lete, 2nd Lieu­tenant of COTC. In­sa­tiable hunger for knowl­edge; be­fore e In­ter­net, there was Kevin. Mount Al­li­son Univer­sity schol­ar­ship then bright lights of Mon­treal. Walked into Sun Life head o ce on Fri­day-no ap­point­ment-started ca­reer on Mon­day. Re-pro­grammed Sun Life’s en­tire pay­roll sys­tem and then again at Honey­well Canada. Got the travel bug. Moved to a new world-Venezuela. Be­came uent in Span­ish by em­brac­ing cul­ture and telling funny jokes to any­one and ev­ery­one. 6-month work stint turned into 12 years once he met the love of his life at BFF’s BBQ. Love at 1st sight. Pro­posed af­ter 1 month, mar­ried in 3 months to Kena. Got the kid bug. Proud papa to Steph and then Alex. By ‘81, pro­moted to I.T. ex­ec­u­tive for Citibank and then RBC. Missed his Mom. Forewent promis­ing ca­reer to move fam­ily to Dart­mouth where “his chil­dren could ex­pe­ri­ence Cana­dian life”. Snow, Hockey, Tim Hor­tons, lakes, and the Mar­itimes. In 23 years at Canada Post; never called in sick. Brought laugh­ter, pos­i­tive energy, and car­ing soul to par­ents/chil­dren of wife’s suc­cess­ful preschool (27yrs). Con­tin­ued mas­tery of corny jokes, travel, ex­otic cui­sine, en­cy­clo­pe­dias, tech­nol­ogy, Mon­treal Cana­di­ens/ Ex­pos, mu­sic, movies, ne art, col­lectibles, na­ture walks, an­i­mals, new and old friends, his dream home, his chil­dren, his grand­chil­dren and, most im­por­tantly, his love for Kena. Af­ter re­tire­ment moved to Lon­don, On­tario to be closer to chil­dren/grand­chil­dren, and even­tu­ally passed away in St. omas-a small town be tting his birth­place and child­hood nick­name “Tommy”. He will be deeply missed by fam­ily and friends. We’ll feel his spirit near a lake or ocean, col­lect­ing and skip­ping rocks. e fam­ily would like to thank the sta at Val­leyview Home for their gen­er­ous love and care. Cre­ma­tion has taken place. Friends will be re­ceived by the fam­ily from 10-11am on Saturday, Septem­ber 16, 2017 at the A. Mil­lard Ge­orge Fu­neral Home, 60 Rid­out Street South, Lon­don, where a cel­e­bra­tion of Kevin’s life will be held in the fu­neral home chapel at 11am. Please dress in colour­ful and happy at­tire. An­other cel­e­bra­tion will be held in Nova Sco­tia at a later date. As an ex­pres­sion of sym­pa­thy, do­na­tions may be made to Val­leyview Home, 350 Bur­well Road, St. omas, ON N5P 0A3. On­line con­do­lences, mem­o­ries and pho­tographs shared at www. amgfh.com.

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