After a life filled with joy, Fern passed away peacefully with her family by her side on January 19, 2012. She will at last be reunited with her dear husband, Arthur (2006). Loving and devoted mother of Wayne Allison and his wife Lynn, and Jill Sardo and her husband Bob. Sister of Jean Berry and aunt of Cheryl. Granny will be sadly missed by her adoring grandchildren, Derek and Laurie, Brett and Lesley, Dana and Tom, Jeffrey, Julie Ann and Ryan, Debbie and Craig, Kathy and Jason. She will be fondly remembered by her great-grandchildren Emma and Jack, Luke and Cole, Madison, Hudson and Ranger, and Peyton and Shyler. Fern was a lifetime member of St. John United Church and will be remembered by many friends and associates in Tanzania and Zambia where she and Art devoted many years of service to the African people. Our mother and grandmother was a good-hearted, supportive, extremely caring woman who was always there for her family. Fern's family was blessed with the most wonderful Mom and Granny. Friends will be received at CRESMOUNT FUNERAL HOME, 322 Fennell Avenue East on Friday, January 20 from 6-9 pm. Funeral at St. John United Church, 195 East 38th Street at 9:30 am on Saturday, January 21. If desired, donations may be made to the Juravinski Cancer Centre, or St. John United Church.
"A mother holds her child's hand for a short time,
but holds their hearts forever."