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* Dell Ray Morris Scarf Family Home Page*

Updated July 13, 2010

I am researching the Scarf families who emigrated to the Ottawa Valley, Canada from Ireland in the early 1800's.

My descendancy is:

James Scharf b.1764 Co.Carlow, Ireland & Ann Bradley b.Ireland
John Scharf b.1802 & Elizabeth Booth
Jonathan Scharf b.1837 & Mary Anne Scharf(Daughter of Beauchamp Scharf)
Zeeman Edmund Scharf b.1878 in Point McGaulet,Ontario & Edith Adelia Horan b.Shell Lake,Saskatchewan,Canada
Morris Fairbanks Scarf b.1922 in Dundurn,SK & Joyce Doreen Hemmerling b.1927 in Spiritwood,Saskatchewan
(Father:Ray Hemmerling b. Nebraska,USA,Mother:Adella Rodocker b.Nebraska,USA)

My cousin Darryl Scarff from Sidney, Australia has completed a great deal of research on the Scharf families and has evidence of the Scharf families as far back as 1045 AD. in Thomond, Ireland
The families lived in Castlecomer and on the Wandesforde Estate, amongst other areas of Ireland where many worked as miners or farmers prior to emigrating to Canada in 1820. Other Scharf family members chose to travel to Australia where many of the descendents stayed and raised their families.
For some unknown reason many Scarf/Scharf familes changed the spelling of the surname.Some say it was so that they would not appear to be German.This is only speculation but there are many Scarf/Scharf families who descend from England,Wales, Germany,Austria,and other European countries.

James and Ann Scharf who were from Co.Kilkenny,Ireland along with brother John and wife Jane James were the first of the Scharf families to emigrate to Canada, according to research conducted thus far.The Scharf Cemetary near Kanata,Ontario sits on what was James Scharf's original homestead on old Highway 7 to Glencairn,Ont.,and is currently maintained by the county of Kanata,Ontario,Canada

Related names I am researching are:
Aube,English,Horan,Erickson,Watson,Young,Daschuk,Ainsley,Primeau Fraser,McCooeye,Weatherall,Dycie,Scarfe,Scharf,Scarff,Scarf, Scariff and all other related and Variant spellings of the Scarf surname.
Their are many Scharf lines descending from James and Ann Scharf and his brother John Scharf 1780 & Jane James.

I was born, raised and educated in Prince Albert Saskatchewan,Canada and to this day there are many family members still living in Spiritwood,Choiceland,Carrot River,Whitefox, Nipawin and the surrounding areas.

My immediate family includes my children, Tyler Jason Scarf(Fairbanks),Jamie Marie Scarf and Jesse Alan Scarf,my four sisters;Yvonne Primeau and husband Edward from Bonnyville,AB.,their children,Brian,Nicole,Wanda and Collette, Deborah Fairbanks(Calgary,Alberta),Della&Jim Fraser,daughter McKenzie Vance from (Yellowknife,NT) Chloe(Eileen)Scarf(Vancouver),and her children, Nathaniel and Jasmine Scarf,and my brother,Brett Scarf, wife Stacey and sons, Adam and Austin Scarf who live in Yellowknife,NT.

I would be interested in hearing from all family members who are interested in research of the immediate and extended families.


Dell Ray Morris Scarf

212-100 Lakeway Boulevard
Sylvan Lake, Alberta T4S0A4

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Family Photos

  • Jesse,Dell Ray and Tyler (1467 KB)
    Photo taken at the Sandbar Grill on Granville Island on Feb2/08
  • Scarf-Scarff-Scariff-Scharf Memorial Headstone (1549 KB)
    This granite headstone was designed by Darryl Scarff from Australia. Contributions to the construction and installation of the memorial stone were graciously appreciated. The installation of this headstone in the Church of Ireland graveyard in Old Leighlen,Co.Carlow,Ireland confirms our Irish roots and our descendency. Many have gone before us and many more will carry on after we are gone.
  • Dell Ray and Jamie (280 KB)
    Taken at my daugher,Jamie's place in Lacombe on Christmas 07
  • Adam & Austin Scarf (53 KB)
    Brett & Stacey Scarf's boys
  • Morris Fairbanks Scarf (74 KB)
    My father Morris met Joyce Hemmerling at a local dance at Rabbit Lake,SK in early 1948 while he was working on the railroad.In this photo he had travelled to Woodstock,Ontario by train to meet up with my mother Joyce Hemmerling who was working on a tobacco farm run by my Uncle Dell Ray Hemmerling.My father asked my mother to marry him and in August of 1948 they were married in Spiritwood,SK,Canada
  • Tyler and Jamie (279 KB)
    Taken at Jamies in Lacombe, on Christmas 07
  • Joyce,Julie and Lillian-Best Friends (58 KB)
    Picture taken on the farm near Spiritwood,SK,Canada(L-R)Friend: Joyce Hemmerling,Julie Horvath,Lillian Marin
  • Dell Ray Scarf (39 KB)
    This photo was taken on the North side of the Yellowknife River in Sept.2001
  • Jesse,Jamie and Dad (311 KB)
    Jamies,Lacombe,Ab-Christmas 07
  • Jesse and Jamie (276 KB)
    Jamie,Lacombe-AB,Christmas 07
  • Dell and Jamie (941 KB)
    Grande Prairie 2005
  • Brett and I (59 KB)
    Pond party,my backyard,Grande Prairie,AB,summer 07
  • Jesse Alan Scarf age 20 (207 KB)
    Jesse in our front yard in Grande Prairie,AB beside his Volvo
  • Pond party (137 KB)
    Photo taken in front of my pond in my yard. In the background is Pinnacle Lake which is at my back gate.
  • Tyler Jason Scarf age 27 (26 KB)
    Tyler standing on top of a mountain in BC
  • Scarf Memorial Monument dedication (3131 KB)
    March 21-09 all invited family members that could make the trip to Old Leighlen, Co. Carlow, Ireland attended the St. Laserian Cathedral Church to witness the monument dedication.All but Darryl Scarff and my son Jesse and I were from Ireland.

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