Shirley "Fern" Levers

September 18, 2020


Levers, Shirley Fern

January 25, 1928 – September 18, 2020

Born in Mirror, Alberta on January 25, 1928, a daughter of the late Cleve and Belle Carson, Fern passed away peacefully in the presence of loving family at the Breton Long Term Care Facility on Friday, September 18, 2020 in her 92nd year.                                                                                                                                   

Fern (affectionately known as Fernie to many) is remembered as the loved mother of Jim Levers and his wife Claudette of Parksville, BC, Bonnie Barnett and her husband Bob of Cochrane, AB, Barry Levers and his wife Karyn of Breton, AB, and Heather Barrett and her husband Rod of Breton, AB.

Fern was the matriarch of a large family and created a legacy of which to be proud. She will be the sadly missed “Gram” and great “Gram” to Jackie (Brent), Taylor & Emma, Merry-Jo & Jacob, Vanessa (Kim), Lauren, Isaac & Naomi, Ken (D’ette), Cade, Zane & Jess, Ian (Tasha), Jasey & Emmett, Bobbi-Lynn (Chad), MacKenna & Carson, Brennan, Breanna (Ryan), Jaxon, Emerson, Kamryn, McKenna & Ethan, Dallas (Mel), Sadie & Teagan, Shayanne (Lorne), Dalyce & Dylan.

She was predeceased by her beloved grandson Brandt, as well as her 5 brothers – Evans, Floyd, Reg, Wayne & Myles. She will be fondly remembered by her sister in laws, Myrtle, Norma and Marilyn as well as being a dear Aunt to several nieces and nephews and their families, extended family and dear friends.

Fern was “one of a kind” – she was a talented crafter whose artwork adorns many homes, she was passionate about her golf game and never had idle hands, to which her beautiful flowers and gardens were a testament to. She was so very proud of all her grandchildren and great- grandchildren – singing their praises whenever she was able to…and they in return gave her a hard time about how often she “warshed” clothes and how she never left the house without her hair done and looking fashionable. The opportunities she had to travel stayed with her as warm memories throughout her life and she often spoke of those times with family and friends. Her love of dessert was known to all – and over these last few years her children made sure she had dessert first quite often.

Cremation has taken place, at which time her hair was curled and her outfit was beautiful. Due to Covid restrictions, a gathering will take place at a later date to celebrate her life with extended friends and family. At this time Fern’s family will cry, eat, drink and celebrate every aspect of her personality and life.

Ferns’ family wishes to express sincere thanks to the doctors, staff and volunteers at the Breton Long Term Care facility for the care, compassion and love they have shown Fern over the last few years. It has not been an easy journey and the care and concern for family during this time was truly appreciated. We would also like to extend our gratitude to the Piecemakers Quilt Club of Alder Flats for the donation of the comfort quilt.

If so desired and as your expression of sympathy, donations can be made to the Breton Long Term Care Facility,  Box 340, Breton, AB T0C 0P0, the Breton Cemetery, Box 480, Breton, AB T0C 0P0 or the Team Naomi - Get Well Now Foundation, 435 Blackburn Terrace, Saskatoon, SK  S7V 1E8  ( or e-transfer to:


To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Shirley "Fern" Levers, please visit our floral store.


Family to do services at later date

© 2020 Drayton Valley Funeral Services. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy