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Jack Ferguson

Jack Ferguson

April 23, 2009

Jack Ferguson
Ferguson, John'Jack'; at his home in Mount Forest on Thursday April 23, 2009. John'Jack' Gordon Ferguson in his 80th year. Beloved husband of Joan ( Hodder) Ferguson. Loved father of Russell Ferguson & wife Debbie of Thornbury, Brenda Ferguson of Kitchener, Doug Ferguson of Guelph, Ellen Ferguson of Mount Forest and Joanne Kopp & husband David of Mount Forest. Loving grandfather to Kieran, Heidi, Eric, Ian, Claire, Amelia, Olivia, Natalie and Brandon. Loving great grandfather to Steffen, Skylar, Connor, Aidan, Alyssa and Avrya. Dear brother of Dean Ferguson & wife Margaret of Brampton, Phyllis MacKeown & husband Allan Hutchins of Toronto, Mary Baxter of Portland, Oregon, Shirley Stokoe of Mount Forest and Isabel Glynn & husband Douglas of Midland. Also survived by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Gordon and Ellen Ferguson. Friends may call at the Hendrick Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 & 7:00 to 9:00p.m. The funeral service will be held at First Baptist Church, Mount Forest on Monday April 27th at 2:00p.m. Interment at Mount Forest Cemetery. Memorial donations to Louise Marshall Hospital or to the charity of one 's choice would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences may be made at www.hendrickfuneralhome.com


We are so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. We hope that the many years of happy memories will help you through these difficult times.

— Jeff, Dee, Sydney and Marni Stokoe, May 12, 2009

Dear Brenda So sorry to hear of your father's passing. I'm sure you have lots of great memories of him to help you through this difficult time. You are in our hearts and our thoughts. Brigitte Lemke & Bryan Lachance

— , January 1, 2010

Joan and family, I am so sorry for your loss, keep your memories close. Anne (old bingo buddy)

— Anne Borrett, April 29, 2009

Joan, Russell, Brenda, Doug, Ellen and Joanne. My heart goes out to you all. I am sending you a big hugs. God Bless you and keep you. Love Martha & Patrick Tonizzo

— Martha & Patrick Tonizzo, April 27, 2009

We were deeply sorry to hear of Uncle Jack's passing. He was a very kind, caring person and he will be dearly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Auntie Joan and all of the family. We love you very much and wish we were able to attent the service. Heather, Emily & Victoria Glynn

— Heather, Emily, Victoria Glynn, April 27, 2009

Our thoughts and condolences go out to you Brenda, your mother and the rest of the Ferguson family. Your team at work, Maryse, Toni and Mark

— Mark Raymond, April 27, 2009

Brenda, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

— Maryse Gaspar, April 27, 2009

It was Jack's smirk that caught my attention; a barely perceptible lift at the corner of his mouth that quiely hinted of much deeper thoughts.        Jack Ferguson thought a lot ... about a lot of things.  Not idle ponderings, but serious considerations that he often weaved into amazing, complex projects.  It seemed there was nothing that Jack could not do.    And everything he created was precisely engineered and organized.       But his greatest pleasure seemed to be in sharing his creations with others.    I saw the joy in his eyes as he absolutely stuffed Brenda's little red car with humdreds and hundreds of Zinnias each spring.  His annual sharing ... of 1400 plants that he nurtured from seeds in tiny individual newspaper pots, row upon row, stacked in his temperature controlled and carefully monitored basement environment. His own little eco-system.         Jack played the harmonica and treated many of us last Father's Day to a wee concert on his new deck with Doug singing along with his guitar.  That was the day I experienced the volumes that Jack could convey without speaking a word when Brenda asked if he could play, 'How much is that doggie in the window?'. Jack slowly turned his head to Brenda with a 'look' that I cannot put to words.  Classic.          That same day his unspoken pride was there as Olivia stepped out to model her new graduation dress.  Jack Ferguson, with failing eyesight, seemed to see everything, and with troubled hearing, didn't miss key points in any conversation.  Jack had a certain certainty about him; a calm demeanor that led you to firmly believe that he had come to terms with life, and with death, and that he was ready for whatever they had to offer.                                                                        " As far as my eyes can see ... there are shadows surrounding me. And to those I leave behind, I want you all to know, you've always shared my deepest thoughts, you follow where I go. And some day, in the midst of time, when they ask you if you knew me, just smile and say you were a friend of mine."                           Jack Ferguson's strong spirit remains within all of us who were fortunate to be part of his life.  To know him was to respect him.                         

— John R. Turvey, April 26, 2009

Aunt Joan and family We are so sorry to hear about Uncle jack If there is anything at all that anyone of us can do or help with, please just ask ( even if it means doing dishes!!!!) After speaking with mom, I was thinking about Uncle Jack ….does anyone else remember square dancing at mom & dads house after thanksgiving or xmas dinner…… Or the famous Christmas punch that Uncle Jack, Uncle Bob and dad (Paul) would make in the basement, while Aunt Joan, Aunt Pat and Mom (Joyce) would be cooking and peeling potatoes. Remember when all the boys got into the punch and were all throwing up. There was always laughter and fun when those three guys were together. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. The Vasey family

— The Vasey Family, April 25, 2009

Our thoughts are with you and your family.

— , January 1, 2010

Auntie Joan-It was with much sadness that I heard the news of Uncle Jack. I am sorry for your loss, he was quite a guy. I feel fortunate to have spent some time with him while he finished the basement for Breanne and I. There were many times I would just sit in the silence which I found easy and comfortable and watch while he worked-such a steady patience-a patience he used to his advantage when teasing. There seemed a boyishness that lived so close to the surface-this I think must have been both encourageable and maddening and was always puctuated by a sideways grin-I loved his gentleness-know you are in my thoughts and prayers Auntie Joan blessings to you and your family

— Kate Glynn, April 24, 2009

Dear Joan and family.. I only got the pleasure of meeting Jack for the first time last week when I came up with Julia, and I could see and feel he was deeply loved by his family and I could see and feel he also loved all of you very much. It was with a great sense of loss when I heard of Jack's death. I want to let you know that you have my greatest sympathy, and my heart is truly saddened. We know that his passing will not only leave a void in your lives, but in the hearts of all those who knew him. Jack will always remain within your hearts, and I have included Jack and you in my daily prayers. May God give you strength. My sincere thoughts and prayers are with the Ferguson family and friends. My deepest sympathy, Barb Lachine

— Barb Lachine, April 24, 2009

Dear Joan, Jack and yourself always had a project (or two) on the go, but always had time to chat with me at Home Hardware. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

— Heather Aitken, April 23, 2009

Joan, I send my deepest sympathy to you & your family on the loss of your husband. Thinking of you in this difficult time. Neil.

— Neil Dempsey, April 23, 2009

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294 Main Street South
P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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