Ferris, Natalie Theresia
With great sadness we announce the passing of Natalie Theresia Ferris of Wellington, Ontario, who died peacefully on December 15, 2019 in her 87th year, with her children by her side. Natalie is survived by her loving partner, Brian Beasant. Beloved Mother of Iris Andrews (Brian), Monica Johnston (Paulus), Sonja Johnston (Michael), and Ivan Johnston (Leonie). Natalie will be forever cherished by her grandchildren, Joseph, Ian, Candice, Tyler, Natalia, Taio, Shannon, Ryan, Jake and Brandon. She is fondly remembered by her great grandchildren. Natalie was pre-deceased by her loving husbands Lavern Johnston (1982) of Ruskview, and by Earlby Ferris (1999) of Yellowgrass, Saskatchewan.
Natalie immigrated to Canada from Germany in 1959 and raised her family in Toronto with Lavern. She spoke often and fondly of Lavern’s extended family around the Creemore area who warmly accepted her and always made her feel welcome. When Natalie retired, she lived in Creemore and Barrie before moving to Wellington. A talented floral designer, Natalie was also passionate about quilting, and created beautiful handmade cards that will be treasured by her family and friends. Natalie was a woman of great faith. She volunteered at hospitals and brightened the days of ailing friends. She had a great love of animals, birds and wildlife. Natalie’s love will warm her family and friends’ hearts forever.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Gregory’s Roman Catholic Church in Picton on Friday, December 20th, 2019. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be announced and held in Creemore in the spring, with interment in Lavender Cemetery.