In Loving Memory of

Grant “Hogo” Farley


Obituary of Grant “Hogo” Farley

Our world has become a darker place as we all say goodbye to Grant, who passed away on Monday, April 4, 2022. He was loved by so many people and will be forever remembered by his partner and best friend of 11 years, Dawn McGaw, who he referred to as "his wife", and her children James and Rachel (Matt). He was a loving Grampa to Jenna, and brother of Geraldine Terrio, Darlene Picard, and Maxine (John) Cardinale. Also known as “Uncle Homer” to many nieces, nephews, and a loyal friend to many. He will also be greatly missed by his furry companion, Ede. Grant was predeceased by his parents, Jearold and Florence Farley.

Grant was a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls and worked for a specialty steel-making company in Welland called Valbruna ASW Inc. Those that knew Grant or worked with him, will remember him as a very hard worker. If any task or job needed to get done, he was already taking care of it; this is how he was given the nickname “Get er done Grant".

Throughout his entire life he loved spending time with his family and friends. Travelling up North and going to the cottage was one of his favourite places to be. He would often refer to it as “God’s Country” where the “air was fresh”. He was most passionate about Harley and Indian motorcycles and would often frequent Friday the 13th in Port Dover. This is where he would grow his black coloured biker shirt collection, which was his signature style. Grant’s adventurous spirit, his incredible work ethic and willingness to give the shirt off his back for his family and friends, is his incredible legacy he leaves behind.

In accordance with Grant’s wishes, a private family gathering was held and cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted with Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133). A celebration of Hogo’s life will be held at a later date. In his memory, memorial donations may be given to the Niagara Falls SPCA.

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Krista Sider
1 year ago

I love you Homer,I still drive by the house on Churchill just for good memories. You are so missed from sooooo many ya buddy.

sandee terryberry
1 year ago


Jacques Matthews
1 year ago

Grant you will always be one of the best people I’ve had the pleasure of working with. R.I.P brother.

Robert & Darlene Newstead
1 year ago

R.I.P. Grant….you will be missed and never forgotten

Gerry and Trish Currie.
1 year ago

My wife Trish and myself, used to spend time with Grant at the Dunn street grill , we knew him through my cousin Jim Anderson but considered him a good friend and just like family. So sad but you will be forever in our hearts. Till we meet again, RIP. Grant.

Jim Anderson
1 year ago

Hoggo my friend, you will be severely missed. The weekly phone calls would always leave me smiling as you tried to explain your job to me. Or asked all the wireless router questions. Unfortunately I did not get that last phone call and it tore me apart. I hope you found your Valhalla! Iwill be sending something to the SPCA and maybe a red thong to the history museum;) Cheers!

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Becky Hayward
1 year ago

Grant, what do I say.. You were one of a kind. Genuine and compassionate and so fun to be around. I remember so many awesome memories when we were younger. You ,Me and Monk and Ted and others. I haven’t seen you in years but we will always hold a place for you in our Hearts. We will never understand 💔 your pain and I’m so sorry for that. We love you Grant Baby and we will be seeing you.. Xoxo

Lynal Kostuk watchorn
1 year ago

We may not share even one drop of the same blood, but you have been my brother as long as I can remember. They say time will easy my pain no not this kind of pain . Grant you didn’t break my heart you tore it out and took it with you hold it tight till I see you again my Brother I love you


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