February 10, 1935 – August 26, 2013
It is with the deepest sorrow, we announce the passing of Fern at St. Joseph’s Hospital with family by her side.
Fern leaves to mourn, her devoted partner Ernie Mills, daughters Judy, (Gerry) Durand, Lorrie Barber, and Michelle (Gerry) Gaynor, sons Dennis, (Patti) Barber, Bruce Jr., Dana (Rhonda) Barber, Grandchildren Ginger, Christopher, Joe, Tiffany, Keri-Lynn, Ben and Zach, loving sister-in-law Honey Bareham and numerous nieces and nephews. Fern also had many close friends, she considered extended family.
Predeceased by parents Herbert & Cornelia Bareham, sister Margaret Stepler, and brother Lawrence, Fern was born and raised in Stratford Ontario, moving to the Comox Valley with Bruce in 1996. She was a life member of the Ladies Auxillary to branch 160 Comox Royal Canadian Legion, and served for many years on the Executive including a term as president, serving a total of 35 years in the Stratford and Comox Branches.
During her working years with C.N. Railways, she worked as a systems installer where she helped design and implement a new system for car control, and travelled across Canada and the U.S. to install and train on the system.
A Celebration of Fern’s Life will be held at Branch Royal Canadian Legion, Comox Ave., (Upper Hall) Thursday September 5th at 1pm.