Michael Joseph Ferris

January 21, 2020 31 Condolences Print Obituary

With broken hearts the family of Michael Joseph Ferris announces his death. He died peacefully surrounded by love on January 19th at the Royal Alexander Hospital in Edmonton Alberta at the age of 44.
Michael is survived by and will forever be remembered by his mother, Dolores Ferris; significant other Lacey Johnston, siblings, Kristine (Tim) Waugh, Andrea Ferris, Diane Ferris, and David (Michelle) Ferris. Nieces and nephews; Haley, Keith, Lauren, Marissa, Cameron, Kirk, Abigael, and Freya. Michael is preceded in death by his father Thomas Ferris.

Michael was born on January 9th, 1976 in Saint John New Brunswick to Tom and Dolores Ferris. He graduated from Simonds High School in 1995. Shortly after he moved to Edmonton Alberta where he held many jobs, his final position as a heavy machine operator at Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (CNRL). Where he acquired many friends and built many relationships.

Michael shared his enthusiasm and love for life will all that knew him. Always ready to step and put on the apron as chef. Michael was a kind caring person, extremely generous and loved by many. He loved to be outside being with people. Kayaking, fishing, golfing, generally enjoying life.

He loved heavy metal concerts, bon fires and drinking beer. He loved spending time with his “Edmonton Parents” Peter and Gloria and the clan. Above all he loved his Dog “Doug the Pug” and the Dallas Cowboys. Michael will always be forever close in our memories.

A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, January 27, 11:00 am St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 4347 Loch Lomond road, Saint John with a reception to follow at St. Joseph’s H.O.P.E Center. Interment will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery at a later date. Reverend Ralph McRae will Officiate.

All are welcome to attend and celebrate Michael’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Canadian Cancer society.

  1. Sincere condolences to all of you family and friends🙏🏻 May God hold your hands, give you strength and comfort!

  2. Soo terribly sorry Lacey and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all . Sending love to you at this difficult time. Love Rachele Rahn and family

  3. Our deepest condolences on the heartbreaking loss of Mike. He was loved dearly by us and is missed greatly.

  4. My deepest sympathy goes out to your family. I remember Michael when he used to be friends with my children. He was a wonderful young man.

  5. So sorry to hear about your lose, Michael was taken from you to soon ❤️

  6. He lived joyfully and lovingly: two great gifts he shared with the world. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  7. Sending my sincerest condolences and an abundance of love to your family.

  8. I am so sorry for your loss. You will all be in my thoughts. I did not know Michael but know his parents and sisters from the horse world.

  9. Andrea So sorry to hear of the passing of your brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of need. Thinking of you, xox

  10. Our deepest condolences to the Ferris family. So sorry to hear of such a loss to one of our great old ‘horsey families’….. Please take good care.

  11. There are no words to express my deepest condolences, sympathy, and I am sending all my love and prayers 🙏❤️

  12. To the Ferris family and relatives:

    Words cannot described how sorry we are on Michael’s rapid departure from this world so early in his life.
    We knew Michael thru our daughter Paulina and our son in-law, Michael Branscombe, who always spoke so fondly of him.
    Please accept our deep condolences.

    Wieslawa and Zygmunt Gromek, Edmonton, Alberta

  13. Our deepest condolences to Michelle, Mikes wife. We are sorry for your loss. May our Lord bless and comfort you during this time of grief. Mike was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed. Cherish the 18 years of memories. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending lots of love, Leggo’s.

  14. Lacey
    Thoughts and prayers from us at this difficult time.Cherish all your memories

    Barbara and Doug Maxwell

  15. So sorry for your loss. He was too young to go.

  16. Sending my most sincere condolences to family and loved ones. Mike’s kindness touch many. He was taken too soon. Love and prayers.

  17. Andrea I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your brother. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Keeping you in my prayers.

  18. We will all miss mikey! His chilli and crazy personality.
    R.I.P
    From the Dellosa and brennan families

  19. Christine and family , I am so sorry to hear of your brother’s Mike passing . I am sending loving thoughts and prayers to all of you.

  20. so sorry Andrea on your brothers passing…..way too young.

  21. My Deepest Condolences

  22. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time Rest In Peace Mike. Fly high Seabee it’s not goodbye but till we meet again
    From my family to yours
    The Burbridge’s
    🤗🙏😇

  23. Lacey,
    I am very sorry to hear of Michael’s passing. My condolences to you, Michael’s family and friends. May you rely on wonderful memories to help you through this difficult time. With all my prayers,
    Cynthia Lund

  24. So terribly sorry for the loss of your husband Michelle.
    Sending love to you during this difficult time.

  25. We are so sorry to hear about Mike. Our hearts break for your loss. I am so glad we got to see everyone this summer, we had just begun to reconnect and I am very fortunate that I can call him a friend as well as family. I keep re reading our most recent texts and can not believe that he’s gone. Not once did he ever leave me the impression that he was in such a tough place. Outside of being one of the funnest, outgoing and considerate men I know, I will add that his courage and strength are an inspiration that I will hold on to for the rest of my life.

    All of our love
    Michael, Wendy, Brian and Ben

  26. Our sincere condolences to the family.Sharing in your sadness as you remember Michael.
    Our thoughts are with you Peter and all of your family.
    Riley and Wendy

  27. Lacey we are so very sorry for your loss, thinking of you always.

  28. Great man gone to soon!! We shared lots of laughter in our crossover’s.One story in particular was the time leading up to this past election,where on Facebook I listed a few true facts on why not to vote Trudeau government.Funny thing was I had a trip booked to Las Vegas 2 days after the election. First thing he posted to my Facebook when I was in Vegas,” he says so you voted Trudeau and left the country “😂 I knew he didn’t like Jagmeet,so every time we seen each other after that it was like hey Trudeau,hey Jagmeet hows it going as we both laughed at each other.
    Rest easy bud!
    Millsey

  29. There are absolutely no words..Michael was a special guy and had the most intoxicating laugh and smile. We will miss him … our hearts go out to the whole family..thinking of all of you xo
    Jane, Doug, Christie, Robbi and Jamie

  30. Dear Dolores and all brothers and sisters I wish to express my condolences on the loss of Mike who played a special part in the teenage years of our son.
    Mike with his shy grin and easy laugh was Lynn’s special favorite.
    I will think of those times Fondly

  31. I feel so fortunate to have met and known Michael. His positivity and great sense of humour will not be forgotten. Sending my greatest condolences to the Ferris Family.

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