Calais – Richard Burton Farrar, 80, passed away unexpectedly on March 17, 2016 at Calais Regional Hospital with his sons by his side.  “Dick,” as everyone knew him, was born in St. Stephen, New Brunswick on March 19, 1935, son of Ralph Farrar and Ruth (Waycott) Farrar.  He resided and attended school in Calais.  On January 12, 1956, he married Jane Anne (Brown) Farrar.  They loved the Calais area, where they made their home and raised their three children, Stephen, Cathy and David.  He was employed for 30 years at Georgia Pacific in Baileyville as a lab analyst, and retired in May of 1997. 

 He was predeceased by his loving wife of 50 years, Jane; by one sister, Helen Howard; and by one brother, Harold Farrar.  Surviving are his children, Stephen Farrar and wife Paula of Charlotte, Cathy Farrar and husband Mohammad Ehsasi of Berlin, Germany, and his son David Farrar of Calais; his four grandsons, Jamie Farrar and wife Lea Farrar of Calais, Nathan Farrar and wife Jennifer of Charlotte, and Arman Ehsasi and Kean Ehsasi, both of Berlin, Germany; his four great-grandchildren, Sydney, Chloe and Gaige Farrar of Charlotte, and Alyssa Farrar of Calais; his brother Bob Farrar and wife Jeannette of Hermon; and his nephews.

 Richard was a member of the Calais United Methodist Church, Calais Lions Club, St. Croix Country Club, and St. Croix Bowling Club where he enjoyed competitive bowling in the annual tournaments.  He maintained an active lifestyle throughout his retirement years.  He was a very social and active man who could be found serving food at the church suppers or delivering his special recipes to family and friends, all indicative of his giving and kind nature.


 A graveside service will be held at the Calais Cemetery on Thursday, March 24, 2016, at 2:00 p.m.  A reception will immediately follow at the Calais United Methodist Church.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Dick Farrar to the Calais United Methodist Church, 849 Main St., Calais, ME 04619.  Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.  Condolences and memories may be shared at