Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Death of Fern Small, first BIFHSGO member

Fern T Small, December 8, 1923 to January 12, 2013, was an avid historian, genealogist and co-founder of the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa. As the only woman in the founding group she claimed membership number one.
Born on Wolfe Island, Ontario, some of her first contributions to genealogy were cemetery transcriptions of Island cemeteries published by the Ontario Genealogical Society of which she was a life-long member.
Fern was pre-deceased by her husband Darell, also an active genealogist.
A memorial service will be held at St. Thomas the Apostle Anglican Church, 2345 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, on Saturday, January 19 at 2 pm with reception following.

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