Jean Madeline (Lawless) Farrell

May 1, 1935 ~ November 7, 2021 (age 86)


Jean Farrell

North Sydney

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of well-known North Sydney resident, Jean Farrell. Jean was a beloved grandmother, mother, wife, and sister during her incredible 86 years of life. She passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 7, 2021, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro surrounded by her loving family.

Jean had a long and full life. Born on May 1, 1935, in Flowers Cove, Newfoundland to two loving parents the late Thomas and Georgina (Chambers) Lawless.  She was a member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney.

Jean was always the life of any family gathering. Laughter and smiles were common when she was around. She was selfless and put others first. She was an example to so many and a shining light to all who knew her. In earlier years, Jean would enjoy their annual trips to Florida. In later years her enjoyment came from her children and grandchildren. The door was always open for everyone near and far. When you think of Jean, celebrate the good memories you have of her. She will be missed more than words can express but always in our hearts.

Jean is survived by her four children, Betty (Bryden) MacDougall, Antigonish; David (Virginia) Farrell, Stewiacke; Blair (Flor) Farrell, Ontario; Patricia Pero, Hammonds Plains; Grandchildren, Alexandra, Kayla, Sarah, Jessica, Chelsea, Jacob, Mora, Hunter, Mark, Maddy; her siblings Ed Lawless, Gerald (Mary) Lawless, Mary (Harry) Katrynuk, Linda (Daryl) Rendell, Renee (Mark) Romanowsky, Mick (Bonny) Lawless, Sue (Kenny) LeBlanc and Patricia Lawless.

Besides her parents Jean was predeceased by her husband, Milton Farrell, two infant grandchildren, Tanner and Derek and by sister, Susan Howley, and two sisters in infancy.

A funeral service for Jean will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney with Rev. Stephen Mills officiating.  Burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Covid-19 restrictions will be in place with Proof of Vaccination, NS Photo ID and the wearing of masks.  Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. A reception will follow at the North Sydney Firemens Club, Pierce Street, North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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Funeral Service
November 13, 2021

2:00 PM
W. J. Dooley Funeral Service Ltd.
107 Pleasant St
North Sydney, NS B2A 1L9

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