Ferne Clayton was born in Kinistino on July 16, 1934 to Elmer and Helen Christianson. Ferne grew up on a farm north of Kinistino and went to school at a country school in the Kinistino area. On July 10, 1953 she married Leonard Clayton. In 1955 they were transferred to Searle Grain in Brancepeth, SK. Two years later in 1957 they were transfered again with Searle Grain to Weekes, Sask. After two more years they purchased the British American Bulk Oil in Weekes, SK and continued that business until 1965 when they decided to buy the Sadness farm in Kinistino and raised their 5 children Carol, Gary, Cheryl, Joyce and Ronnie. For 17 years Ferne drove school bus for Kinistino and helped on the farm. She enjoyed golfing, dancing, curling, crocheting, spending time at Emma Lake and gardening which she won yard of the week each year. She loved taking care of everyone by cooking huge meals at Christmas, Thanksgiving etc. She also ran the concession at the local rink for 5 or 6 years. She is survived by her three daughters Carol Kohle, Cheryl (Tim Wiggins), Joycelyn (John Bonk), one son Ron Clayton and daughter-in-law Debby Clayton. Two sisters June (Glen) McDonald, Myrna (Ron) Collver. Grandchildren Angela (Brad) Gampe, Aaron (Michelle) Hadland, Shawna (Cory) Uliski, Jeannine (Eric) Cayer, Megan Burns, Derek (Stacy) Bonk, Ryan and Riley Clayton, Jared (Jessica) Clayton, Amanda (Jason) Dequier, Ashley Clayton. Sixteen great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband of 51 years Leonard Clayton, son Gary and son-in-law Karl Burns. Her parents Elmer & Helen Christianson, mother & father-in-law Frank and Ellen Clayton, three brothers-in-law Irvin, Lloyd and Alvin. One sister-in-law Jean Fiedler. Memorial contributions in memory of Ferne may be directed to the Kinistino Jubilee Lodge Auxiliary, Kinistino Cemetery Fund and/or Kinistino Communities In Bloom.
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