GWEN (nee PARRY) FURNISS

Gwen Furniss (Nee Parry)

November 3, 1927 – December 20, 2014

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother, sister, grandmother, and great grandmother Gwen. Predeceased by husband Fred, brothers Keith Parry and Bert Parry, grandson Paul Smith and son-in-law Kurt Day. Gwen was born in North Battleford Saskatchewan where she she met and married Fred. They moved to Chilliwack in 1950 where they raised their three daughters. Gwen worked for F.W. Woolworths for 25 years. Fred and Gwen retired back to their hometown of Mervin Saskatchewan in 1980 but returned to Grand Forks in 1996. After Fred’s passing Gwen returned to Mervin until this past summer when she returned to Grand Forks to spend her final days with family. Gwen was always active with many favourite pastimes. She was a seamstress making clothes for her three daughters and many friends. Her green thumb was admired by many. Her flowers not only filled her yard, but also the entire hometown of Mervin. Gwen was an avid golfer for many years as well as a bowler. Fred and Gwen were instrumental in having a Bowling Alley built and operated all by volunteers in their hometown of Mervin. She is survived by brother Lloyd Parry, daughters Lynne (Leverne) Lee and Wendy (Don) as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Celebration of life to be held in Mervin, Saskatchewan in late spring 2015.


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