FERRIS, Natalie Theresia

With great sadness we announce the passing of Natalie Theresia Ferris of Wellington, Ontario, who died peacefully on December 15th, 2019 in her 87th year, with her children by her side. Natalie, “Schatzi”, is survived by her loving partner Brian Beasant. Beloved Mother of Iris (Brian) Andrews, Monica Johnston (Paulus), Sonja Johnston (Michael), and Ivan Johnston (Leonie). Natalie will be forever cherished by her grand-children, 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), and by Earlby Ferris (1999). Natalie immigrated to Canada from Germany in 1959, and raised her family in Toronto with her husband Lavern, after which 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 and embodied all things good. 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. Natalie’s family wish to give heartfelt thanks to Dr. Christie, Lianne, Brittany, and the entire health and palliative care team who provided outstanding compassionate care. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, December 20th, 2019, at 1:00 pm at St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church, 7 Church Street, Picton. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Hospice Prince Edward or charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington. Online donations and condolences atwww.ainsworthfuneralhome.com