Russell Arnold Ferrie, Priest - February 5, 1927 - November 2, 2017
November 3, 2017
It is with sadness that we announce that the Reverend Russ Ferrie died on November 2, 2017 in Vernon BC.
Russ was raised in Saskatchewan and prior to his ordination he worked in farming and the hotel industry.
He received his Testamur, from Emmanuel College, University of Saskatchewan, in 1961, and was ordained later that year in the Diocese of Saskatchewan.
Russ served as Priest-in-Charge at Loon Lake, Saskatchewan from 1961 to 1963, Shellbrook, Saskatchewan from 1963 to 1969, and Yellowknife from 1969 to 1973. He was also a Chaplain at Yellowknife Correctional Institute.
In the Diocese of Cariboo Russ was Rector of St Peter, Williams Lake from 1973 to 1975.
Having transferred from Diocese of Cariboo to Diocese of New Westminster in December 1975, Russ was appointed to the clergy team of Four Saints, Langley. In 1987 he was appointed Rector of St Andrew, Langley, continuing there until his retirement in 1992. He again served as a prison chaplain from 1990 to 1992. In 1985, Russ was appointed Regional Dean, Yale Deanery.
Russ and Leona moved to Lumby, BC in 1992. He served as Honorary Assistant at All Saints, Vernon until his death.
Russ was predeceased by his wife Leona (2014). He is survived by his children Allyson, Jean, Kimberly, and Warren.
The funeral service will be on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 2pm at All Saints Anglican Church, 3205 27th Street, Vernon. Clergy are invited to vest. The liturgical colour is red.
Please remember Russ and his family and friends in your prayers and at the altar.