Braden, Ferne ChristenaMonday, 25 Oct 2010
BRADEN, Ferne Christena
Ferne Braden of Kamloops passed away on October 25, 2010 at 96 years of age. She was survived by her children, Sharon Campbell of Kamloops, BC and Jack (Darlynn) Braden of Gibsons, BC, her grandchildren, Shannon (Brent) Rudolfsen of Lacombe, AB, Heather (Paul) Riegert, Laurel Scott and Sean (Lianne) Campbell all of Kamloops, her great-grandchildren Christie, Kyle, Zachary, Riley and Andrew Braden, Tyana and Logan Rudolfsen, Elizabeth and Emily Riegert, Caleb Campbell and gr. great-granddaughter Emily Shaw and granddaughters in- law Michelle Braden and Jackie Braden and numerous relatives and friends.
Ferne was predeceased by her husband Vance Braden in 1987 as well as her sister, Gladys Kerr, brother, Bill Bossence, son in-law, Doug Campbell and daughter in-law, Sandy Braden.
Ferne was born in Harrington West, ON to Gladwin and Emma Bossence. The family moved to Mortlach, SK in 1918. At 16 Ferne left school to provide care to family members, continuing this role throughout her lifetime. In 1937 she married Vance Braden, whom she had known for most of her life in Mortlach. In 1953 Ferne, Vance and their two children, Sharon and Jack, moved to Edmonton, AB. With their children grown and Vance retired, the couple began managing apartments in Edmonton and later Penticton, BC. Ferne moved to Kamloops in 1987, after her husband passed away, in order to be near her daughter and family. In 1996 she became roommates with her granddaughter Laurel and her dog, Jazz who quickly became Fernes best friend and constant companion.
Ferne was a woman of strong faith and abiding love for her family, who took great joy in being Gramma to everyone she met. Ferne spelled hospitality FOOD. She loved to bake, especially cookies, and had talents for quilting and knitting, with her slippers always in great demand. She loved and was often called on to care for her grand-dogs. She was a country music fan, even travelling to Nashville to attend Fanfest and was a faithful member of the Crystal Cathedrals Sparrow Club. She also liked to play the slots, making annual birthday outings to the local casinos with her grandkids. Ferne was an avid Canadian Football fan, cheering on the BC Lions (except when they were playing the Riders) and betting on the games with her daughter. A high point came when she met and had her picture taken with Geroy Simon and the Grey Cup in 2007.
Her family was everything to her and included all those who knew and loved Gramma Ferne.
A Celebration of Fernes life will take place at 1:30pm on Sunday, October 31, 2010 at the Calvary Community Church (Fireside Room).
Speacial Thanks to Dr Howie, Diane Freathy, Lois Knauff, paramedics Shaun and Mike and the amazing staff and volunteers at Marjorie Willoby Snowden House.
Memorial donations may be made to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden (Hospice) House.
Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577
Condolences may be emailed to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com