THANK YOU MOM! GRAM! FERNE! You gave, and you gave, and you gave of yourself for more decades than most humans have ever lived. You are cherished and will forever be remembered as a Healer, a loving Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, Award-Winning Foster Parent, and Amazing Friend to Children of all Colours. You started your family by adopting from an orphanage an abandoned little girl, who you nurtured and raised into adulthood. You also gave birth to and raised Marcine and Karie.
Ferne is predeceased by her husband Mack and daughter Marcine. She is survived by her daughter Gay, her grandchildren Darleen, Todd, Nathan, Willow, Asia Rita, Cody, great-grandchildren Tanner and Owen, and her son and caregiver Karie.
Many thanks to Chief Felix Arnouse, Shuswap Elders Ernie Philip, Pat Adrian and others for their compassion and support. Ceremonies and Celebration of The Life of Ferne Gardner will take place at The Talking Rock Resort on Sunday, April 25 at 1:00 PM. Followed by a pot luck dinner. EVERYONE WELCOME. For details and location please phone Karie (679-8379) or Jaana (832-3425).