BOURQUIN, Fern. Oct 25, 1915 – Apr 26, 2013. Fern (McLeod) Bourquin was born in Estevan, Saskatchewan. She passed away peacefully in Abbotsford, BC on Friday, April 26, 2013 at the age of 97. Fern married Andre Bourquin and they were blessed with seven children. After many years of living in Abbotsford, Fern and Andre moved to Hope, BC and lived there until February of this year when she moved back to Abbotsford. Fern loved ice skating, gardening, being active and volunteering. Although a tiny lady, Fern made a large impact on the lives of many and was the bond that held our family together during her life. She is survived by her husband of 75 years, Andre Bourquin, her children, Ted, Robin, Scott, Don, Joy, Jane, and Sandy, as well as her many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Lois, and sister-in-law, Georgette.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow,

I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.

My life’s been full, I savoured much,

My many years and the hearts I have touched.

Although in time, my body grew weak,

My heart stayed strong for those who were always and will forever be with me

– Ashley Hamilton, granddaughter

Although we will miss you dearly until we see you again, may you have all the ice cream and smoothies that you can eat in heaven! God saw your frail body struggle so he sent his special angels to carry you on through. Thank you to the staff of The Cottage Pavilion for their kindness and excellent loving care.

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