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Shirley Vessie

Shirley Vessie

May 11, 2007

Shirley Vessie
Vessie, Shirley A.; At Saugeen Valley Nursing Centre, Mount Forest on Friday May 11, 2007. Shirley A. (Ferris) Vessie in her 86th year. Shirley was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 20, 1922. She was an active member of the Mount Forest United Church U.C.W. and Louise Marshall Hospital Auxillary. Beloved wife of Alex, whom she married on January 26, 1945 in Windsor, Ontario. Dear mother of John and his wife Marilyn of London, Ontario and Janis and her partner Bill Fraser of Clifford. She is lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Jason Vessie, Jennifer Masse & husband Mike, Christopher, Justin and Sarah Quantz. Also remembered by sister Peggy Wright of Ottawa, sister-in-law Doreen Pearce of Kingsville and nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Ross and Annie (MacRae) Ferris, brothers James, Perry and George Ferris, sisters Vida Daynes and Mary Skiba also a sister-in-law and 3 brothers-in-law. Friends may call at the Hendrick Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Monday from 2:00 to 4:00 & 7:00 to 9:00p.m. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday May 15th at 1:00p.m. Interment at Mount Forest Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer 's Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hendrickfuneralhome.com


Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted. Matt. 5:4 May it be a source of inner strength to know that there's a loving God watching over you and that, throughout this time of need He'll stay close by your side. We send our heartfelt sympathy to all of you at this time. As I thought of Shirley, I remember a time when I took Aunt Annie & Uncle Ross to see you all back in 1962. She was in the process of baking an apple pie and said she couldn't guarantee how it would turn out as all of us were watching her roll out the pastry. When Alex's Mom and I picked them up the next day, they said it was a great pie. We had stayed in London overnight and they visited with all of you. We are sorry we could not be with you to mourn and remember with you. Although your loss is great, we trust you know we care. Love Alex & Betty

— Alex and Betty McRae, January 1, 2010

Janis- My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. I know it has been a tough few years for you. I don't know if we are ever truly prepared to lose a parent and I pray that it won't happen to me soon!. I was thinking of you last night-Bruce, Paul, myself and my mother were sitting around a huge bonfire at her farm with all of our kids (small grown-ups, really!) and I thought about Algonquin Park and hoped you were enjoying your 'brood' as much as we are all enjoying ours! Reading of your mother's passing today just made me realize how precious those times are. Please email if you are coming to London this summer, and you can meet the horses, dogs, usual Lamb zoo! Thinking of you, and remembering Shirley fondly. Donna Lamb

— Donna Lamb, January 1, 2010

Alex and family, I am sorry to hear of Shirley's passing, and I have fond memories of our time together as Hospital Auxilary members. Thinking of you at this time. Barbara Reeves

— Barbara Reeves, January 1, 2010

Contact Info

294 Main Street South
P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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