Apr 24, 1936 – Jun 6, 2018
Born in Toronto Ontario, April 24, 1936. Passed away in Salmon Arm BC, June 6, 2018.
Don is survived by sons Donald & Edward Ferguson; daughter Ethel/Bev (Ernie) Bennett; grand-daughters Arlana Bennett (Eldon), Erin Bennett (Carter); great grand-daughter Zelda; sisters, June Ferguson (Alf), Jean McDonald (Jim) and many nephews and nieces.
Don was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Ethel Ferguson; parents, Donald and Rhoda Ferguson; and beloved Uncle Walter Ferguson
Dad lived his early years in Ontario spending his time between Toronto & the Collingwood area (Tioga). His memories of that time consisted of living with his grandmother, experiencing the war years & the great times spent with his family.
Dad and family moved to Prince George in 1951, setting up a new life. As the years went by the family moved to Vancouver where Dad would meet his future bride. They eloped in 1957 to Prince George to be married & moved around the Province where work took Dad. Residing in Vancouver, Kamloops twice, Canim Lake, Penticton, Calgary, Prince George & eventually Sicamous in 1991.
Dad’s passion was the outdoors, hunting and fishing was his escape. Sports took part in his life, may it be hockey, football or coaching little league baseball in Prince George, he loved every minute of it.
Dad worked various jobs; a postman, a miner, pulp mill equipment operator, school bus driver, a taxi operator where he owned his own business with son-in-law Ernie. When he finally retired, Dad got involved in Sicamous with the Eagles Hockey Club as a volunteer, he still cherishes seeing the Eagles winning the Provincial title in Sicamous 2001. He was a member of the Legion and Wednesday Night Crib Club with his friends.
Dad made friends with everyone. People enjoyed his sense of humour and quick wit, he enjoyed his conversations, passing on memories so they can be told to the next generation.
Dad lived a full life, loved his family, especially his wife of 49 years.
He is at peace now, with his love, parents and good friends. Dad will be missed by all.
A Celebration of Life will be held June 12th at the Sicamous Senior Centre at 1:30 pm, Thank you for all your kind words, love & prayers.
Online condolences may be sent to Don’s family through his obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
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