Edward Farquhar

Services for former Sitkan Edward Louis Farquhar have been scheduled 3 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Legacy Funeral Home in Anchorage.
Later, possibly in the spring, his ashes will be spread in Sitka.
Eddie passed away on Jan. 2, 2013, in Anchorage, with his wife, Liann, by his side.
He was born July 21, 1965, in Sitka, the son of Emma Ann Farquhar.  He was Raven Kik.sadi from the Steel House in Sitka.  His mom’s birthday was July 25, so they celebrated their birthdays together many times.
While he was growing up in Sitka he had lots of family, in particular his cousins, who were his best friends.
He  attended Sitka schools, and was in the Sitka Native Education Program.
He was a fisherman in Sitka with the Enloe family, and also fished with the crew of F/V Vagabond Queen and F/V Gypsy Queen in Hoonah.
While crabbing in the Bering Sea he was seriously injured and that finished his fishing career.  He really loved being on the seiners.
He met his wife Liann in Anchorage and they were married in Las Vegas.
He is very much missed by all of his family and friends that he had meet during his short time here.
He is survived by his wife Liann Farquhar, his mother Ann Farquhar, sister Helen Koenig and brother-in-law Isaac Koenig, and brothers Tom and Cyrus Farquhar, all of Anchorage; nephew Charles Farquhar; and uncle and aunt, Earl and Sarah Williams of Sitka.
 Also surviving are his many cousins, especially Karin Fitzsimons of Eugene, Ore., Alicia Williams and Brianna Schulz of Sitka.  E.J. Williams of Sitka. Crystal Barringer of New Mexico.  Charile Green, Yvette Crockett and Dottie Beecroft; aunts, Selina Claggett and Ethel Campbell; and his godfather Stan Filler.
His many friends include Gus Williams, Steve Carleson, Bernard and Elaine Wolfe of Hoonah, Tom Furchaney, Wayne Marvin, Larry Ring, Dawn McClung, Al Lindstrom and   Sonny Davis. 
The honorary pallbearers will be Earl Williams Sr., Herman K. Davis Sr. and Stan Filler. Pallbearers will be Steve Carleson, Wayne Marvin, Larry Ring, Charles Kaze Jr. Allan Lindstrom and David Bell. 
Cards may be sent to: Ann Farquhar, 4300 Arctic Blvd. # 45,  Anchorage, AK 99503.

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AK COVID-19

At a Glance

(updated 5-25-22)

By Sentinel Staff

The state Department of Health and Social Services has posted the following update on the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Alaska as of 11:55 pm Wednesday, May 25.

New cases as of Wednesday: 1,911

Total cases (cumulative) statewide – 251,425

Total (cumulative) deaths – 1,252

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 3,776

Current Hospitalizations – 46

To visit the Alaska DHSS Corona Response dashboard website click here.

COVID in Sitka

The Sitka community level is now "medium.'' Case statistics are as of Wednesday.

Cases in last 7 days – 25

Cumulative Sitka cases – 2,658

Hospitalizations (to date) – 32

Deceased (cumulative) – 6

The local case data are from Alaska DHSS.

  

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20 YEARS AGO
May 2002

 

From Sitka’s Past by Robert DeArmond: May 14, 1878 – The steamer California brought a cannery crew to Sitka for one of the first two salmon canneries in Alaska. The cannery, located at Starrigavan, operated for only two seasons and was abandoned.

50 YEARS AGO
May 1972

 The work of four Sitka artists will be represented in the Ketchikan Arts and Crafts Guild Traveling Show. The artists are Alice Bergdoll, Linda Larsen, Marilyn Nevers and Clint Miller.

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