Peacefully at Mount Hope Retirement Home on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, Ferne Lorena Roberts (nee Carswell) passed away at the age of 85. Beloved wife of the late Wayne Roberts (2007). Loving mother of Debra Schnurr and her husband John, Gregory Roberts, Beth Wood and Jeffery Roberts. Cherished grandmother of LeeAnne Schnurr, Bradley Schnurr, Jason Roberts, Nicole Dawdy, Jeff Roberts and Krystal Roberts. Great-grandmother of 4 great-grandsons and 1 great-grandaughter. Dear aunt to 19 nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brothers and sisters: Bobby, Grant, Dolly, Iva, Edna, Betty, James and Billy. Ferne was a long-time member of High Park United Church. She was a hairdresser and loved camping and crafts.
Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Thursday, September 20, 2012, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, September 21, 2012, at High Park United Church, 1081 Brenchley St., Sarnia. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Epilepsy Canada (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at

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