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John Ference

September 8, 1919 - February 28, 2018


On February 28, 2018, Mr. John Ference of St. Paul passed away at the age of 98 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Helen; 3 sons & 2 daughters, Laurence (Denise), Judy (Henry) Rarog, Doreen Williamson, Don & Doug; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Raymond, Lester (Skippy) & Andrew; sister, Gladys (Bill) Shaughnessy; numerous nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Martin & Mary; 3 brothers, Mike (Helen), Tony (Jenny) & Alex (Ruth); sister, Rosalind (Bud) McLean; 2 sisters-in-law, Elsie & Rae; son-in-law, Wayne Williamson. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, March 5 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul Cathedral, St. Paul. Reverend Father Gerard Gauthier will be the celebrant. Cremation to follow with inurnment in Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Cemetery, Flat Lake at a later date. If desired, donations may be made to Haying in the 30’s (Cancer Support Society) c/o 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1. To send condolences online, please visit www.gracegardensfuneralchapel.com.

GRACE GARDENS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 5626-51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1 780-645-2677


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From: Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Lorinda vert
Relation: Niece

Hugs to you auntie. Helen. And all your families

From: Bill Shaughnessy (Jr.)
Relation: Nephew

My condolences Auntie Helen and family. I will always fondly remember spending time on the farm and fishing at Chicken Hill lake and spending time playing crib with uncle. Unfortunately I am out of the country so I will not be able to attend the services.

From: Dave & Pat Ference
Relation: Nephew

Our sincere sympathies to you & your family Auntie Helen.

From: Rhonda Neulander
Relation: Grand Daughter

I am so thankful that I was able to grow up with him in my life. He was full of life and spirit and love. I see this in all his children and grandchildren. We are so fortunate to be his family. Rest peacefully Grandpa.

From: The Karwash Family
Relation: Neighbours & Great Friends

We were deeply saddened to hear of Mr. Ference’s passing, our heartfelt condolences go out to each and everyone of you! We remember him as being full of life, a bit of a joker as well a great friend to our parents. We had great times together! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

Service Schedule

  Funeral Mass

Date & Time:
March 5, 2018
Beginning at 11:00am

St. Paul Cathedral
4613 50 Ave
St. Paul, AB Canada T0A 3A3

4613 50 Ave
St. Paul, AB Canada T0A 3A3

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If desired, donations may be made to Haying in the 30’s (Cancer Support Society) c/o 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1.

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