April 24, 1931 – April 15, 2019
Mom passed away peacefully after saying goodbye to her loving family, 9 days short of her 88th Birthday. Predeceased by husband Gilles, son David, daughter-in-law Ruth, sister Gwen and brother Gordon. Her memory will live on in her children: Sharon (Dan) Burgess, Lorraine (Jim) MacDonald, Rick (Sandra) Briere, Michelle (Rob) Gillespie, her thirteen grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren.
Fern was born in Vancouver, BC and raised in New Westminster. She moved to Victoria, BC with husband Gilles in the early 1950’s living for many years in Langford, Victoria and Mill Bay. Throughout the years she has enjoyed dancing, 5 pin bowling and the simple pleasures of reading her morning paper, family gatherings, happy hour and daily walks.
Many thanks to all the staff on 4 south VGH for their compassionate care. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 am on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church (790 Kilmalu Road, Mill Bay, BC). Interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be offered online at www.sandsduncan.ca.
Sands Funeral Chapel Cremation and Reception Centre (Duncan)