Ferris, Jacqueline Clara
Jacqueline Clara Ferris (Moffat) passed away quietly on
August 17, 2021 in Westbank, B.C. at the age of 95
She is survived by Alan (Christine)
Ferris, Linda Vopicka, Michael (Donna) Ferris & Jayne
(Keith) Fosbery. 10 grandchildren, Alanna, Brad, Shane,
Reilly, Kori-Ann, Tara, Jenell, Travis, Kelly & Jarred.
10 great grandchildren and another on the way. Many
more extended family far and wide.
Jacqueline Clara Moffat was born in Quesnel, B.C. on
June 20th, 1926 to John (Jack) and Clara (Crosina)
Moffat of Barkerville, B.C. Her grandparents on both
sides of the family ran “Road Houses” at Alexandria &
153 mile house. Her formative years were in and around
Wells & Barkerville, B.C. before moving south to
Abbotsford and Mission graduating from Phillip
Sheffield High before heading to Los Angeles to attend
Wolfe School of Costume Design. She returned to B.C.
setting up a dress design store front in Vancouver, B.C.
She met the love of her life Vernon Clarke Ferris when
her mom did a little matchmaking. They were married on
her birthday during the Fraser River Flood of 1948. The
young couple moved to Prince George, Terrace and
finally settled in Fort St. John to help run the Fort
Hotel with her parents. Jackie and Vern were pioneers
of the north, members of many clubs as volunteers and
Vern’s love for the Fort St. John Flyers.
They retired to Westbank, B.C.in 1978, on the canal,
where Vern always had a boat ready for a ride around
the Okanangan lake. They missed the Peace Country but
never the snow and cold. Their grandchildren were the
center of their world while having visits. They loved
to travel and enjoy the great outdoors.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
She was predeceased by her husband Vernon Ferris, son
in law Jerry Vopicka, her dad Jack Moffat, Mother Clara
(Crosina) Moffat, Brother James O Moffat.
The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of
Brookhaven Care Home for the exceptional care of their
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