Florence Carolina Ferris was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and grew up on the family farm near the village of Chatfield. Her parents were from Sweden so her brother Clarence, and sisters Margaret and Hazel started school knowing very little English. It was in this interlake region that Florence met her husband to be. Joseph R. Ferris. They were married in October, 1942 and moved immediately to Vancouver as Joe was transferred there while in the Royal Canadian Air Force. When the war ended, they decide to settle in Vancouver and soon built their own home where they raised their one and only child, Dianne. After 65 years moved to Chilliwack. B.C. to be closer to their immediate family. Florence loved the outdoors, travelling and most of all her family.She spent many years in the Girl Guide organization as well as member of the Catholic Women’s League.
Florence outlived all her siblings as well as her beloved husband. She leaves a huge void in her family that is left who are missing her immensely: her devoted daughter, Dianne and son-in-law Don Hews, cherished grandsons, Kevin and Edward, and precious great-grandchildren Caiden, Elizabeth, Kaeleigh and Ayla. We are grateful God gave us so much time with her. She will be at peace now.
A funeral mass will be said on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 8909 Mary Street, Chilliwack, B.C.