Silent Key – Bryan Farrar VE7BFY January 4, 2016.

It is with great sadness that I need to inform you all on the passing of our great friend Bryan Farrar, VE7BFY.
    Bryan passed away peacefully at home last night, with his family by his side. One cannot fully appreciate the love Bryan had for amateur radio, and for all of us whom he enjoyed it with, nor can we comprehend the void that will left behind by his passing. I cannot think of a single Vector member that Bryan did not touch in one way or another. Either through helping many of you obtain your licence, equipping you with your first amateur radio, digging something out his mole hole that you needed, or sharing his wealth of knowledge.
    Bryan was one of the longest running members of both the Telephone Pioneers Amateur Radio Club and the Vancouver Emergency Community Telecommunications Organization. Providing countless volunteer hours as both a member and Board member of both organizations. It is impossible to take the time to mention the multiple awards Bryan received, or even begin to list the numerous projects Bryan spearheaded, that has undoubtedly left all of us in the Lower mainland, and Province, with a remarkable network of amateur radio equipment, that I’m convinced, one day, we will be very grateful for.
    It will be hard to imagine not hearing Bryan check into the Vector weekly net this coming Wednesday night, like he always managed to do, unless he was on one of his many worldly vacations with his loving wife Linda VA7 LDA. In honour of VA7 BFY, I am asking all of you to make a special effort to check in to the Vector net, on Wednesday, January 6th. at 2000 hrs. 145.170 MHz –600 kHz. I know Bryan will be listening, and it would put a smile on his face.
73’s Old Man
Gary Webb
Vector President
Here is the info from the obituary:

September 16, 1940January 4, 2016 

Bryan Farrar, 75, passed away peacefully at home after a short but courageous battle with cancer. He will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends. Bryan was particularly known for his passion and dedication to amateur radio. A memorial service will be held
on Saturday, January 9, 2016, at 2pm at St. Augustine’s Anglican Church, 8680 Hudson Street, Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Bryan’s name to either the Canadian Cancer Society, or to a Memorial Park Bench in Fraser River Park, Bryan’s favourite park. ( 
God has him in his keeping; we have him in our hearts.


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