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Ferris, Lepa

Lepa Ferris
In her 90th year,
formerly of Ajax, Ontario,
died peacefully at Hallowell House Nursing Home
in Picton, Ontario, on Tuesday, July 12, 2011. 

Born February 18,1922, in Bosanksi Novi, Bosnia, she was the daughter of the late Vukica and Vasilije Jankovic. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 53 years, Harry Ferris.  Together they operated Ferris Textiles in Ajax, Ontario, after a daring escape to freedom in Canada from the former Yugoslavia in 1952.  Her only sibling, a sister Mina of Croatia, preceded her in death. She is survived by her loving son, Fred Z. Ferris, and his wife Keltie of Virginia, 3 grandchildren: Sonja Florman, Charles Ferris, and Keltie Ferris, 3 great-grandchildren: Ferris, Henry and Lola Florman, and a niece and nephew, Hrvoje and Gordana Perkovic of Croatia. 

Her family is grateful for the exceptionally loving and attentive care she received from the staff at The Carriage House, a retirement home in Cherry Valley where she resided for the past 7 years:  Richard Diamond, Jane Crump, Barbara Smith, Faith Wiik, as well as from her physician, Dr. Norah Connell.

Ainsworth Funeral Home, Wellington, Ontario
is in charge of arrangements. 613-399-3177

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. 

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