Memories and Celebrations of Life:
In Loving Memory - Faith Victoria Ferre
May 9, 1947 -October 6, 2018
A celebration of Faith’s life in Sioux Lookout was held October 4 in the Peace Garden of St. Andrew’s United Church.
Faith Victoria Ferre died Saturday, October 6, 2018 at her home in Ankeny, Iowa. She and her husband Mark Haverland set up a retirement destination in Sioux Lookout, Ontario in 2009 where they enjoyed welcoming friends and relatives. Faith was an active member of St. Andrews UCC and a volunteer with the Salvation Army Thrift Store.
Faith was born May 9, 1947 in Newton, Massachusetts, to Nels F.S. Ferre and Katharine Pond Ferre. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Mark Haverland, a daughter, Katharine Haverland and a sister, Mariel Dumin of St. Petersburg, Florida.
Faith had been the Minister of Discipleship at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ I Des Moines, Iowa from 1984 until she retired in 2011. She came to Iowa in 1976 to be Campus Minister at Drake University with the United Ministries in Higher Education. She also worked for a time at First Christian Church in Des Moines.
Faith is a graduate of the College of Wooster BA, 1969 and Harvard Divinity School, MDiv, 1976. She was an avid ball room dancer. She enjoyed canoe trips in Ontario and back packing in Montana and Wyoming.
A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. on October 20, 2018 at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Des Moines.