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Arnold D. Farenick

January 22, 1935 — December 22, 2019

Arnold Farenick, 84, died Sunday, December 22, 2019 at the Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville, Michigan.
Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, the son of Kosma and Martha (Meleshanko) Farenick, he grew up on the family farm in Saskatoon until they moved to Toronto, Ontario.
He always had a strong work ethic. He enjoyed working on the farm during his high school years taking care of the chickens at Kingsway College in Oshawa, Ontario, where he graduated in 1955. He also met the love of his life, his future wife L. June Fessenden, there. They married in 1961. He graduated from Atlantic Union College and also Andrews University where he travelled to Peru to collect bird specimens which are still on display and used for research.
His love for travel and adventure never ceased. Always up for seeing something new, he loved to explore and see the world. In addition to travelling around Canada and the United States, he spent great times travelling in Russia, Ukraine, England, France, Switzerland, Germany, Wales, Monaco, Italy, Belgium, and Luxembourg where he saw their Queen as she waved at him.
He worked many years as an educator in Michigan, Ohio, Massachusetts, and eventually back in Ontario, Canada, where he retired. He loved teaching and interacting with his students even decades after they graduated. His passion for teaching never subsided, and enjoyed helping any student with their math homework, which he did even in his 80s.
He leaves behind his daughter, Diane (Leonard) Myers; granddaughters Zoe and Raven Myers; plus many nieces, nephews, and extended family members whom he dearly loved. He was predeceased by his wife, June (Fessenden), son Mark Farenick and second wife Joan Werner.
McDonald’s stock might take a dip, as he did enjoy a good cup of their coffee and spent many hours there over the years catching up with others and hearing the latest news around town.
At his request, no memorial service will be held. He will be laid to rest in Ontario, Canada. Online messages and memories may be shared at

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