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In loving memory, Doris

Posted by Julia Spencer at May 21, 2013 09:55 PM |

Doris Ferm was an inspiration, a light, and a force for positive change in our lives and our community. She passed away peacefully at home on May 3, 2013. Doris helped Conservation Northwest, protecting wildlife and wild lands, every Friday for twelve years.

In loving memory, Doris

Doris Ferm, long-time weekly volunteer, activist, and all-around lovely person, will be deeply missed by many in her community, including all of us here at Conservation Northwest. Photo: Erin Moore

A Quaker memorial service for Doris was held on June 16 in Bellingham. Doris was a poet too; you can read some of her poetry here.

Doris Ferm was an inspiration, a light, and a force for positive change in our lives and our community. She passed away peacefully at home on May 3, 2013.

Doris helped Conservation Northwest, protecting wildlife and wild lands, every Friday for twelve years, and we were lucky to have her generous volunteer time and lovely presence each week. Her volunteer efforts extended far and wide including her passion for peace and justice issues. She was an integral part of our team and we will miss her dearly, as so many in our community will.

We’re happy when we remember her kind smile, gentle energy, and dedication to making the world a better place, which she most certainly did. She kept very active and lived a full and rich life. It is reassuring to know that to the last, she was surrounded by friends, family, and the overwhelming love we all feel toward her. 

Cover story June Whatcom Watch: Quiet Environmental Leaves Strong Words by Doris Ferm
Doris' online tribute 
Her plenary talk at a Quaker yearly meeting (PDF)
Her address upon being awarded the Howard Harris Lifetime Peacemaker Award

 

 

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