FARRELL, Laurence (Lou) P, LCdr (Ret’d), Sea Log

FarrellLou, age 84, passed away peacefully at Victoria, BC January 10, 2020 in the presence of family.  He was predeceased by his wife Marlyn, and sons Kelly and Sidney.  He is survived by his son Casey and daughter Desirea, and grandchildren Zoe, Jill, Shane, Sidney, Madelaine, Jacqueline, Jonahs (Taewyn), Calvin (Sarah), Trevor, Darien, Dawson, and Aaron.

Lou joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1954 as a member of the inaugural class of cadets at HMCS Venture, where he and his classmates formed lifelong bonds of friendship.  Lou served thirty-five years with the Navy, serving aboard HMCS Margaree among other ships and in postings to Halifax, Ottawa, Montreal and Victoria.  Positions included Public Funds Accounting Officer at CFB Esquimalt in 1976, SSO Logistics and Transportation at Maritime Command, Pacific in 1978 and Base Audit Officer at CFB Esquimalt in 1985.  Shortly thereafter Lou retired and finished his career as a civilian in the position of CFB Esquimalt Drug and Alcohol Counsellor.

After retirement, Lou and Marlyn moved to Central Saanich where Lou enjoyed his weekly swim with the “SOBs”.  Later, they would settle on Gabriola Island where they made many deep and lasting friendships and where Lou took up watercolour painting and a passion for gardening.  Lou was a member and proponent of the AA program for over fifty years.  Through the program he made close and lasting friendships with people on Gabriola, in Victoria and across the country.  Lou is remembered fondly for his lovely garden, his kindness to all, his enthusiastic support for the interests and passions of family and friends, and his wise and compassionate aid to anyone on the journey of recovery and sobriety.

Family and friends are invited to gather to remember Lou and celebrate his life at 11:00 am Thursday March 26, 2020 at the Centennial United Church Assembly Hall, 612 David St., Victoria, BC.


News / Events

Unique Job Opportunity for a Logistics Specialist

There is an opportunity for a Logistics Specialist.  MODIS already has won the work, so no need to have to go through the bid process.  The requirement is for a… Read More

Newsletter The Logistician July 2022 / Bulletin du Logisticien juillet 2022

Please see the July issue of the newsletter The Logistician. In order to have access, copy and paste the links below on your browser.  If you prefer, you can export… Read More

Sherwin-Williams Proudly Offers a Military Discount

Sherwin-Williams proudly supports the military of the United States and Canada by offering a 15% off discount on Paints, Stains and Painting Supplies to men and women who are currently serving, are… Read More

Logistician / Logistics Officer of the Year 2021 recipients

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Logistics Officer / Logistician of the Year.  This year saw many exceptional applicants both at the Officer and NCM level… Read More

Montreal Climate Security Summit

A quick informal note to let you know that the Montreal Climate Security Summit, which the CDA Institute is organizing in collaboration with DND, US Dept of State, and the… Read More