Obit: FERGUSON, Allister William

Ferguson, Allister William -- 96, Truro, passed away at High Crest
Nursing Home in Springhill in the early hours of October 23, 2011, after
a short stay at the home. Allister was born in Beaut [sic, Butte] ,
Montana, the oldest child of the late Elizabeth Anne (Matheson) and
George Hugh Ferguson. Allister moved as an infant with his parents to
Balmoral, and grew up on the family farm at Brule Point. He later moved
to Debert, where he met his wife Reta Willey Barnhill. They were married
on May 9th, 1942, and raised six children on the family farm in Belmont.
The family farm is currently run by Allister's grandson. A member of the
United Church, he attended Wesley United Church in Belmont as he raised
his family, Scotsburn United Church while married to his second wife
Jean, and Brunswick Street United Church in his later years while living
in the Truro area. Allister was a hard working farmer who in his early
years enjoyed exhibitions and showing his dairy cattle. He enjoyed
watching boxing, and in his retirement years he liked traveling, dancing
and fiddle music. He loved his family and provided many happy family
gatherings where there was never a shortage of good food. He loved life
and lived it the fullest. He enjoyed many family drives in his car,
where the destination really didn't matter, what did was the time spent
with family and the meal that would finish the drive. He will be greatly
missed by all those who knew and loved him. He leaves behind a legacy of
hard work and many good friends from the three communities that he lived
in. Allister is survived by his children, Mervyn (Shirley) Ferguson;
Stan (Beth) Ferguson; Jeanne (Alan) MacGregor; Sheila Ferguson; Owen
(Charlene) Ferguson; Jo-Ann (Dana) Chase; grandchildren, Andrea (Brent)
Taylor; Scott (Sandy) Ferguson; Peter (Jennifer) Ferguson; Shaun
(Jessica) Ferguson; Jamie (April) Ferguson; Alanna MacGregor (Edward
Alexander); Christopher (Sarah) MacGregor; Nicole, Julia and William
Ferguson; Ryan (Raeann) Chase; Craig and Emily Chase;
great-grandchildren, Adam, Jeremy, Jocelyn, Caroline and Daniel Taylor;
Matthew, Katherine and Luke Ferguson; Baily and Justin Ferguson; Stuart,
Martha and Timothy Ferguson; Heath Ferguson; Emma and Elizabeth
MacGregor; Riley Chase; sisters, Jean (Murray) Gunn; Michelle (David)
Roads; Helen (Lou) Underwood. He was predeceased by three wives, Reta
Willey Barnhill; Jean MacCara Elliot; Pearle Dowe Ferguson; sister, Anne
MacCara; brother, Livingstone Ferguson; a grandson, Ben Stanley Chase.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 25th from 2-4 and 7-9pm in
Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Funeral
Service will be on Wednesday, October 26th at 2pm in Brunswick Street
United Church, 250 Brunswick Street, Truro, with Rev. David Lutes
officiating. Interment will be in the Belmont Cemetery, Belmont. In lieu
of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Belmont Cemetery or to
a charity of choice. On-line condolences may be made at:
www.colchestercommunity.com
[Monday, 24-October-2011 Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro, NS]
[collected by EMKeys 2011-10-24]
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