Florence Fern Allison

August 31, 1915January 19, 2012

After a life filled with joy, Fern passed away peacefully with her family by her side on January 19, 2012. She will at last be reunited with her dear husband, Arthur (2006). Loving and devoted mother of Wayne Allison and his wife Lynn, and Jill Sardo and her husband Bob. Sister of Jean Berry and aunt of Cheryl. Granny will be sadly missed by her adoring grandchildren, Derek and Laurie, Brett and Lesley, Dana and Tom, Jeffrey, Julie Ann and Ryan, Debbie and Craig, Kathy and Jason. She will be fondly remembered by her great-grandchildren Emma and Jack, Luke and Cole, Madison, Hudson and Ranger, and Peyton and Shyler. Fern was a lifetime member of St. John United Church and will be remembered by many friends and associates in Tanzania and Zambia where she and Art devoted many years of service to the African people. Our mother and grandmother was a good-hearted, supportive, extremely caring woman who was always there for her family. Fern's family was blessed with the most wonderful Mom and Granny. Friends will be received at CRESMOUNT FUNERAL HOME, 322 Fennell Avenue East on Friday, January 20 from 6-9 pm. Funeral at St. John United Church, 195 East 38th Street at 9:30 am on Saturday, January 21. If desired, donations may be made to the Juravinski Cancer Centre, or St. John United Church. "A mother holds her child's hand for a short time, but holds their hearts forever."


  • Visitation Friday, January 20, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 21, 2012

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Barbara Golder

January 24, 2012

Dear Wayne, Jill, and families,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved mother,Fern. She used to write me beautiful and thoughful cards at every Christmas.
I'm certain the love of friends and family will help you through these sad times. Cherish your wonderful memories of her!
My sincere condolences,

(Phyllis' daughter)

Carol Gordon Hyder

January 23, 2012

Dear Wayne, Jill and Family, words cannot express our sorrow at your loss, Aunt Fern was such a Gracious Lady indeed. I have fond memories of my childhood visits to Hamilton. You are all in out thoughts and prayers,
Carol "Gordon" Hyder and Family

Brian Gordon

January 23, 2012

Allison Family
It is so hard to find the words to say how sorry we are in the passing of such a wonderful person. To all the family," May God Bless you all". John 3:16

Janet Perigo

January 20, 2012

Hi there Jill and all your family,
Have so enjoyed looking at the moving memories of your family throughout the years with your Mom and Dad. I know how very much you loved and cared for her and it is wonderful that you have had so many glorious years to enjoy each other. I also remember how great a support your Mom was during a difficult time in your life and am sure that brought the two of you even closer.. You will miss your mom dearly but will always be able to look back on the many joyful times you had. I wish I could be with you tomorrow but will certainly be with you in spirit. May God bless and keep you! Hope to see you soon.
Janet Perigo

January 20, 2012

Dear Jill and Wayne,
Aunt Fern was the best! I remember fondly your visits to Smiths Falls where your mom would entertain, surprise and shock us with tales from Africa or RV trips. She was a capable, no-nonsense person who was also kind and supportive to the family. She had a great knack for putting people and things into perspective (even Uncle Art and Wayne.) I am sorry for your great loss.
Fondly, Julie

Melissa Droughan

January 20, 2012

Dear Jill,

Sorry for the loss of your Mother...Mohawk College sends lots of hugs & kisses. If there is anything we can do for you, please let us know! Hugs & kisses Melissa



      Fern Florence Allison was known as many things to many people. She was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Fern will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

       She was the daughter of Oliver Clow and Lena Storms.

      Fern was raised with one sibling. She had one sister, Jean Berry. Fern was usually involved in all sorts of activities with her sister. She and her sister experienced rivalries typical of a growing family, but they shared many life experiences over the years.

       Empathic and loyal, Fern was committed to making her new family happy.

      Fern worked hard to be a good mother to her children and she did her best to fulfill their needs. Fern was blessed with two children, One son, Wayne (Lynn) and one daughter, Jill Sardo (Bob).

      Fern’s faith was important to her. She was a lifetime member of St. John United Church.

      Fern passed away on January 18, 2012 at Arborcreek Nursing Home. She is survived by her children Wayne and his wife, Lynn ; her daughter Jill Sardo and her husband Bob ; her grandchildren Derek and Laurie, Brett and Lesley, Dana and Tom, Jeffrey, Julie Ann and Ryan, Debbie and Craig, Kathy and Jason; her great-grandchildren; Emma, Jack, Luke, Cole, Madison, Hudson, Ranger, Peyton and Shyler. Services were held at St. John United Church. Fern was laid to rest in Mount Hamilton Cemetery.

      Simply stated, Fern was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Fern leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Fern Florence Allison.