Bason, Nellie “Ferne” (née Campbell)

Bason, Nellie “Ferne” (née Campbell)

October 4th, 2016

Passed away peacefully at Middlesex Terrace, Delaware, on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Charles “Chuck” Bason (2008). Loving daughter of the late Nelson and Rosella (née Robson) Campbell. Predeceased by her sister Betty (1930) and brothers Elliott (1946) and Peter (2010). Ferne is survived by her cousin Jerry and his wife Diane Ferrington of Strathroy. Ferne loved her gardens and had a great passion for flowers. She retired after 14 years with the Bank of Montreal. She was also President of the London Credit Women International in 1980. Friends will be received on Thursday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Friday, October 7th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Michelle Down officiating. Interment in Ivan Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ferne are asked to consider Animalert, the London Humane Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario. 

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Janice Sinker & Betsy HanesFerne was a dear and devoted friend of my Mother, Evelyn Sinker. They were neighbours and friends in Lobo township for many years. Once Mom moved to London, she was always delighted when Ferne came to visit her with a basket of fresh strawberries. Ferne was a kind person with a caring heart. She will be missed.
Neil RaaffI was Ferne's hairstylist for almost 20 years. She was always so pleased to get her lovely hair done & always dressed very smartly. We shared many stories & both happy & stressful times together. I was so saddened that in the last years she had so many health issues & I visited her in the various hospitals when she was there. I visited her on Monday afternoon before she passed away on Tuesday. I shall miss her, but she is at peace now. The suffering is over.
Pauline KirkwoodMy sincere condolences to Ferne's family and friends. She will be greatly missed. I met Ferne in 1965 when I moved to London. We were neighbours on Queens Avenue until she married and moved away, Then I married and moved out of London, but we always stayed in touch. I looked forward to her updates in Christmas cards because they made me feel so much a part of her life. I shall miss all that. Now, she is reunited with Chuck and in a better place. Rest in peace Ferne.
Elaine WallaceFerne, was a very dear friend and will be missed. She was such a vibrant lady and I enjoyed her so much. I want say a special thank you to Jerry and Diane for taking good care of her is these last few difficult months. Rest in Peace Ferne...you will be missed by many friends.
Barry TiffinI would like to extend my deepest sympathy to all the family and friends of Ferne. I wanted to go to the funeral today, Oct. 7th, but have come down with a bad cold and fever. I use to help Ferne down the sidewalk of the church to her car. Her balance wasn't the best. She was so grateful and very kind. I will miss doing this for her. May God Bless her and the rest of the family. Bye Ferne I'll miss you very much.
Jim and Marian ReithFern was a loyal and proud member of the Lobo - Ivan community. Always friendly making point of speaking when she visited the church where she grew up. Well done good and faithfull servant.
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