Glen George Ferris
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September 14, 1944 - August 24, 2012
Glen Ferris died peacefully in Saskatoon with his children at his side, on August 24, 2012. His life touched the hearts of many and he will be dearly missed by his friends and family; his daughter Rae-Leigh Ferris (Jason Nahorney); his son, Dustin Ferris; brother Orville Ferris (Ella); his long time friend, Myrna Ferris; grandsons, Cale and George (Geordie). Glen was born to Ethel and George Ferris September 14, 1944 in Portage la Prairie Manitoba. Growing up on the farm, he had a passion for hockey, curling, and horses. After he met and married Myrna McKinley, the idea of bringing quality fruit to the prairies was one that flourished. Soon they moved their family to the beautiful Okanagan where they built a home and started a cherry orchard. Ferris Family Farms worked to bring fruit to small towns across Saskatchewan for over 40 years, as such, Glen was affectionately dubbed "the Fruit Floggerâ€?. Glen was a wise businessman who's reputation for quality and integrity was respected, beyond that he was also a loyal friend and loving father. In the last 15 years of life, Glen spent his summers in Saskatoon and his winters traveling the world. He had a passion for adventure and whether it was kayaking in Cuba, wrestling alligators in Australia, or plowing rice fields in Thailand he took a genuine interest in the people and countries visited. Glen will be remembered by many as a man with a zest for life, a twinkle in his eye, and a story to tell. His family will remember him as a loyal, generous, fearless, an adventurous friend and father, grandfather and brother ~ a man who has left a legacy. A man who is deeply missed. We invite those who knew Glen to join us for a memorial tribute and dinner, held at his acreage in Saskatoon on September 22, 2012 at 5pm (come dressed comfortably and ready to celebrate). For directions or more information contact MOURNING GLORY FUNERAL SERVICES (978-5200) www.mourningglory.ca
Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix on Sept. 15, 2012