Obituary of Ferne Marie Barton
BARTON (McCoy), Ferne Marie - age 80 of Bedford, formerly of Enfield, passed with dignity and grace on April 13, 2021 in QEII, V.G. Site, Halifax. While overcome by cancer, she did not allow her illness to define her death. She was born in Ripples, New Brunswick to her parents, Arnold "Bart" and Violet (Atyeo) McCoy. She was predeceased by her parents and sister, Barb. Ferne is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Fred; children, Judy (Ian) McKay, Rod (Helen), Brian (Pam) and Susie Gray. She deeply adored her 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren and leaves a large empty space in their hearts to be filled with memories of her love and generosity. Ferne is also survived by her siblings, Paul (Pat), Pauline (Gene), Ron (Iris), Mary (Murray) and Marg along with many nieces and nephews and a large extended family. All were loved dearly.
Because family was so important to Ferne, she was disappointed that she was unable get together physically this past year with loved ones in New Brunswick and further afield.
She and Fred traveled extensively covering the globe from Peru to Finland, Alaska to African safaris, river cruises in Europe, a trip on the Orient Express, as well as visits to Japan and China. Spending winters in Florida during retirement allowed Ferne to enjoy gardening year round. Ferne and Fred were long time members of the Truro Gyro Club. Valued friendships have been made throughout the years.
Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie. Visitation will be held 2-5PM and 7-9PM Monday, April 19th in Riverview United Church, 760 Highway 2, Elmsdale from where a funeral service will be held 2PM Tuesday, April 20th, Rev. Kim Curlett officiating. COVID-19 protocols will be in place and due to provincial limitations the funeral is by invitation only. Live streaming of the service will be available at: https://www.facebook.com/ElmsdaleCooperativeMinistry/live/
In Lieu of flowers donations in Ferne's memory may be made to the Riverview United Church Building Fund. Sincere gratitude to all who have supported Ferne and her family at this time and through her cancer journey.
Tributes, memories and condolences may be sent by visiting www.ettingerfuneralhome.com
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