FERNER – Irvin John Ferner, beloved husband of Roxanne Ferner of Brooks, passed away in Brooks on February 12th, 2003 at the age of 39 years. Born in Kerrobert, Saskatchewan on April 16th, 1963 he began his schooling in Major, Saskatchewan. The family moved to Oyen and to Brooks in 1976 where he finished his schooling. Irvin had worked in the oil patch since leaving school and most recently operated his own business AJ’s Bobcat. He and Roxanne Plett were married in Brooks on February 26th, 1994. Irvin will be best remembered for his love for his wife, his children and his family; for his laugh, his smile and sense of humour; for his willingness to help others and for his love of the outdoors. He was predeceased by his father John on April 13th, 1999; infant nephew Christopher on July 22nd, 1986; infant nephew Kyle on July 27th, 1994 and an infant niece Kristen on September 4th, 1995. He is survived by his loving family, wife Roxanne, daughter Alicia and son John all of Brooks; mother Hilda Ferner of Brooks; brothers and sisters, Mike (Lori) of Cochrane, Anita (Ron) Astell of Lethbridge, Randy (Patty) of Brooks, Margaret (Terry) Peters of Brooks, Shirley (Paul) Baxter of Olds, Carol (Laurence) Wenzel of Rocky Mountain House and Terry of Brooks; Roxanne’s family and numerous other family members. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, February 18th from TrinityLutheranChurch, Brooks. Rev. John Theiss officiated. Honorary Pallbearers were all his family and friends who loved him. Active Pallbearers were Randy Ferner, Terry Ferner, Ryan Ferner, Cameron Ferner, Mitchell Peters and Laurence Wenzel. Interment followed at Brooks Cemetery. In memory of Irvine, if friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Trust Fund for Alicia and John, c/o Chinook Credit Union Ltd., Brooks. Arrangements in care of Smith Funeral Home, Brooks. Telephone 362-4636 or 1-866-362-4652.