Donald Edwin Farmer was born on the 10th of March 1952 in Happy Valley, Goose Bay Labrador. In 1974, he married Iva Sabina Smolik in Ottawa. Together they had three children: Dawn Elizabeth Farmer 1980, Paul Ryan Farmer 1982, and Sarah Sharka Farmer, 1983. Donald and Iva separated and divorced in 2000.
Donald Spencer Farmer was born on the 8th of Sept 1920 in Debec NB. He died on the 14th of June 2001 in Halifax of throat Cancer and is buried in the National Military Cemetery, Beechwood in Ottawa, ON.