Piercy's-Mt. Washington Funeral Home

440 England Ave, Courtenay, BC


Linda E Ferns

June 7, 1950May 11, 2020

Linda (Lyn) Estella Ferns passed away on the morning of Monday May 11, 2020 at the hospital in Courtenay.

Born in Regina, Saskatchewan on June 7, 1950.

Dr. Linda Ferns was a veterinary pathologist for the province of Nova Scotia and during her 32 years of practice served on the Nova Scotia Animal Care Committee. She also volunteered for many years with the SPCA in Nova Scotia and here in British Columbia as well as with the Boys and Girls Club of Nova Scotia. Earlier in her life, Lyn spent much of her spare time in the wilderness enjoying activities such as canoeing, camping and hiking. In recent years, Lyn was an avid reader and interested in genealogy,

She is predeceased by her father Philip Ferns and mother Elizabeth Ferns.

She will be deeply missed by Bill Tower her husband of 32 years, her brother Leonard Ferns (Angie), daughter Pam Nickerson (Jeff), and step daughter Tara Brown (Danny). She is survived by grandchildren Serena, Dakota, Jonah, Carson and Jaxson. and great grand daughters Aurora and Avianna.

A memorial service will be held on a later date..

In lieu of flowers we ask donations be made in Lyn's name to the MS Society.


  • A Celebration Of Life at a Later Date


Linda E Ferns

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May 16, 2020

I met Lyn through caring for her cat while her and Bill would travel. I always admired her determination to continue to live her life to the fullest despite the challenges she faced with MS. She had a real love of animals which we shared. Bill, I know how much you will miss her. My condolences to you and her family. SINCERELY, Maureen

Derek Anderson

May 16, 2020

Lyn was a valuable part of our teaching team at NSAC. She taught in my pork production course on topics of swine health. Always a valued and interesting part of the course. We spent many years on the NSAC animal care committee together. Always fond memories. My condolences.

Lisa Casteel

May 16, 2020

I got to know Lyn a little later in life. I started communicating with her via her mother, Betty. We are cousins. Sadly, we never met but were in contact via email and letters. She was always happy and positive in everything she wrote and loved to travel! You could hear the excitement of her being in the places she went! My prayers are with the family. I will truly miss her letters.

Terry and Ken Davey

May 15, 2020

Ken and I will always remember Lyn, the day we were at Five Islands, NS . We went Repelling down the big red cliffs of the Bay of Fundy!! Our good Friend in the military airborne unit, Gino, brought the gear and we all had a turn! Lyn was eager and timid but she was a trooper and gave it a go, despite flipping upside down on her first try!! You were always determined Lyn!! Xoxo

Carmen Baker

May 14, 2020

Lyn became part of our family 32 years ago. I remember Pam and I planning a bridal shower and decorating for the wedding. We felt like grownups, no one telling us how it had to be. All we heard from Lyn was her laugh...then she was family and as they say, the rest is history. Lyn will be missed by all of us. Take care Uncle Bill. Xoxo

Jennifer Moir

May 14, 2020

I have many fond memories of sleepovers with Pam at Lyn’s house in Bible Hill. She even took us to the AC once and I got to see the brain she kept in a jar on her desk. Much love to you all during this difficult time. Big hugs to Bill.


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