Fern Gormley

Gormley- Peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Bluewater Health, Sarnia on Monday March 20, 2023. Fern Caroline (Dixon) Gormley, age 94 years formerly of Corunna and Courtright. Loving wife of the late Joe Gormley (2009). Dear mother of Judy Buckingham and her husband Jim and Pat Gormley and his wife Stacy. Devoted and cherished grandmother of Cari, Kelly (Mike), Katie, James (Emily), Daniel (Teagan), Michael (Alexa) and great-grandmother of Lily, Jacob, Oaklyn and Summer. Fern is also survived by sister-in-law, Karen Gormley (late Bill). She was predeceased by; her parents, John and Sadie Dixon; her sisters and brother-in-laws, Mary Shephard (Gerry), Jean Lester (Harvey); her brothers and sister-in-laws, Jim Dixon (Pauline) and Roy Dixon (Lois). Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. A special thanks is extended to nieces, Gail Lester and Joanne Henry for all their visits and telephone conversations. Fern was a lifelong member of the Courtright St. Charles Catholic Womens League. She will be fondly remembered for her knitting, making srubbies and for her pies and tarts that were amazing and of which we couldn’t get enough of. She was an avid Blue Jays fan and coach, never missing a game. Thank you to the kind staff of Twin Lakes for the care provided to mom during her stay there. Thank you to Dr. Allison Crombeen, Amanda Sandbach and the nurses and staff in the Palliative Care Unit at Bluewater Health for the compassion and care given to Fern and her family. Friends will be received at the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna on Thursday March 23, 2023 from 4-6 p.m. where a funeral service will be held on Friday March 24, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Dan Vere officiating. Interment will follow in Moore-Union Cemetery, Mooretown. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Sarnia and District Humane Society, Ronald McDonald House in London or to the charity of one’s choice. Messages and condolences may be left online at www.kightfunerahome.ca Knight 519-862-2845

Visitation Information

Thursday March 23, 2023 from 4-6 p.m.


Sarnia and District Humane Society Ronald McDonald House-London Charity of One's Choice

Funeral Date

11:00 a.m. Friday March 24, 2023

23 thoughts on “Fern Gormley”

  1. Sorry for your Loss Judy and Family. I really enjoyed helping your Mom over the years. She always had a fun witt about her. Thinking about you at this sad time.

  2. What a beautiful pic of your mom, Judy, Pat and families.
    She always had a sparkle.
    May she rest in peace!
    Patricia Hobin (Devin family)

  3. Bill and Betty Watson and family

    To Judy, Jim, Pat, Stacy and families, we send our sincere condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother. We know she has not been well but her passing will be heartbreak for all of you. Rest in Peace Fern. You were a tiny woman but you have left big shoes to fill.

  4. Jeff and Sue Agar

    Judy, Jim, Pat, Stacy and families
    We are so sorry to hear of Fern’s passing. Fern was always fun to spend time with at Thompson Gardens bingo.
    Sending our sympathies to you all.

  5. Karen and Wayne Goodman

    To Judy, Jim and families. Sending our sincere condolences to you all. Always enjoyed chatting with your mom when she lived at Thompson Gardens. May her memories stay close to your hearts.

  6. Ruth Ann Piggott

    My condolences to Judy, Jim, Pat, Stacy & your families, I had many good laughs with Fern over the years, she left you with a lot of good of memories you can share, well some of them! A great lady RIP “Trouble”

  7. Sue Moran & Ron Taylor

    Our condolences to Pat, Stacy and family; Judy, Jim and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Take Care!

  8. When I visited Aunt Fern it was like talking to my own mother .We had some great visits . She truly had an awesome , healthy ,long life. I will miss her .

  9. Christine Donahue Morrison

    Dear Judy, Jim, Pat and Stacy and families, so sorry to hear of Fern’s passing. Mark, Stephen and I were shopping in Corunna after Dad passed and we ran into Fern and almost gave her a heart attack. She stopped dead in her tracks because she thought we were Mom, Dad and grandpa. We all laughed. I will always think of Fern (and Joe) with a smile. Take good care.

  10. Judy & Jim, Katie, Kelly & Cari…….Fern was a wonderful lady. She will be missed. I am so glad Jacob got to know her, most kids don’t have that opportunity. I know he loves his GG and will have great memories to cherish. Take care, Tom & Fran

  11. Kristina Dewhirst

    Our deepest condolences to Jim and Judy Buckingham and family and Pat and Stacy Gormley and family. Cherish all your wonderful memories and you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Marty, Kristina, Devin and Jayden Dewhirst
    Steve Mathieson

  12. Deb & Ron Brander

    Judy,Jim,Pat,Stacy & Families
    Our condolences to all of you on the loss of your Dear Mother & Grandmother. A life well lived!❤️

  13. Sharon and Andy Mooser

    Judy, Jim, Cari, Kelly, Katie and families: We are so sad to hear of your mom/grandma/great-grandma’s passing. No matter how long they are in your lives, you never want to let them go. May all your wonderful memories keep you going throughout this tough time.

    Love and hugs. Sharon and Andy

  14. Judy, Jim, Pat, Stacy and Family
    We are all very sad about the passing of Aunt Fern. She was always very good to us. I have a lot of fond memories including her birthday celebration when she wore her Blue Jays shirt (as did her brother and my dad- Jim). She is now with Uncle Joe and her brothers, sisters and parents looking down on us with her special smile.
    Rick, Michelle, Micaela and Harrison Dixon

  15. Tom and Joyce McLaughlin

    Judy, Pat and Family. So sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom and Grandma/Great Grandma. We met Fern one Christmas Eve many years ago at their home. Joe invited us for a Christmas drink as we were on our way to a Family Christmas Dinner in Brigden (Tom and Joe were coworkers). Not sure if she knew we were stopping by but she was a sweet lady and always had a smile for us whenever we saw her at Church or anywhere else we happen to see her and Joe together. Thinking of all of you during this very sad time for your Family

  16. To All Fern’s Family & Loved Ones,
    So sorry to hear of Fern’s passing.
    I can see the family resemblance to Jean Lester. May your family Rest In Paradise.
    Condolences to Gail & Mike Lester

    Big Hugs Cathy Rawson

  17. Heartfelt condolences Judy, Jim and family. It is hard to lose a parent at any age. Cherish the memories.

  18. Jane Stewardson

    Dear Stacey and Family. My deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother in law. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  19. Pat, Stacy and family .. sending our heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your mom and grandma/great grandma. Cherish all the wonderful memories that you have. Love Wayne and Nancy

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