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FERGUSON – Gordon Lawrence

March 9, 1919 – May 27, 2010

Gordon Lawrence Ferguson beloved husband of Peggy Ferguson of Calgary passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 27th at the age of 91 surrounded by his loving family.

He is survived by his daughters Deborah Ferguson and her husband (Douglas W. Rix), and Janice Baker (Bradley) and her husband Jim Baker, his niece Shirley Baender (Horst) and grandchildren (Laura & Kiri Rix, and Michael, Katherine (Duncan Unrau) and Cameron Baker (Stacey) and great grandson, Charles Baker. He is predeceased by his sister Bessie Knoblauch (John).

Gordon was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan to Annie Ferguson (Wilkinson) and William James Ferguson on March 9, 1919. He attended King Edward Elementary and Moose Jaw Technical High School where he graduated with business courses. He worked at the National Fruit Company in Moose Jaw, then took a job in accounting with the CPR. He transferred to Edmonton and then Calgary where he met Peggy (Hazel Margaret Walsh) in the South Calgary United Church theatre group. In one production, he won an acting award presented by Dr. Betty Mitchell. Gordon was briefly transferred to Toronto in 1947. He married Peggy in 1948 and they lived in Toronto until 1951 when they returned to Calgary. He worked for CP Oil and Gas for 38 years in accounting and as Land Titles Manager. After retirement at the age of 60, he worked for Jack Pierce of Ranger Oil. However, he never retired from service as a member of the United Church of Canada. He was chairman of the board responsible for the building of Southminster United Church to accommodate the growing congregation of South Calgary United (1911-2002). He served in many capacities, on Presbytery, the Friendship Club and other committees and his quiet leadership and service was respected by all. Gordon sang in the Trinity Church choir in Moose Jaw, South Calgary, Southminster, and St. Matthew’s United Churches until his recent illness. Friday mornings for nearly twenty years were dedicated to providing a church service and sing-a-long for Sarcee Nursing Home residents. Gordon and Peggy were active members of the Richmond Revellers square and round dancing clubs, planning the social events. Gordon was often recruited as master of ceremonies or Santa and was known for his dry humour and kind words. He was blessed with a large and cherished group of faithful friends with whom they travelled the world, played cards and supported in times of trouble. His was a life lived in service to others. “Well done good and faithful servant.”

A Memorial Service will be held at St. Matthew’s United Church (2039 – 26A Street S.W.) on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to St. Matthew’s United Church.

In living memory of Gordon Ferguson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Patrick Cummins :

    Our sincere condolences to Peggy and family. The Southminster family had a core group that carried a good portion of the load. The Fergusons, Moores, Wales, Talbots and Cummins are a few of that core group that I can think of at this time. The friendships that formed there were stong and true. Gordon was a very good man.
    From the Cummins’s – Margaret, Patrick and Andrew and our families.

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  2. Daryl & Lesley Sedor :

    It is with great sadness that we have read about Gordon’s passing. He was a true and faithful servant and a great friend. Our prayers are with you all at this time.

    Daryl & Lesley Sedor

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  3. Joanne and Kathleen Fripps :

    We are very sorry to hear about Gordon’s passing. Gordon was a friendly and kind neighbour. We enjoyed chatting with him.

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  4. ruth gray and pat davis-taylor :

    Our sincere condolences to Peggy and family. Our thoughts are with you and yours at this time. All our love reaches out to you. Ruth and Pat

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  5. John A. Neal :

    Dear Peggy:
    It is a shame when a great Man like your Husband, Gordon, passes away, and we also will miss him. We knew so little of his background and now know how important he was, both to his Church and to his Job (and to you).

    We are unable to attend the Memorial Service, due to lack of transport, but are certain that Gordon will enjoy it from his new residence in God’s House.

    May God Bless you in this trying time.

    Jane & John Neal

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  6. Dianne Wales :

    I fondly remember Gordon as that calm voice of authority on our camping trips and family outings as well as that wonderful chuckle. I was honored and grateful to have an, all too brief, visit with him earlier this month, and saddened that I will not be present to pay my respects at the Memorial Service. My heart goes out to Debbie, Peggy, Janice and the extended family.

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  7. Murray Ball :

    Hello Peggy & your family,

    I was sorry to read of Gordon’s passing, and extend my sincerest sympathy to you.

    You and Gordon made an important impact on my life during our time at Southminster, and I will long cherish your friendship and your mentoring.

    Murray Ball

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  8. Lynne Grose :

    Dearest Peggy:
    My sincere and deepest sympathy to you in the loss of Gordon. I have many wonderful memories of him through all my time at Southminster. His wit and dry humor was instrumental in many laughs and good times. Take care of you my friend, Hugs & Love, Lynne

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  9. Bradley Gell and Annette Valerio and family :

    Auntie Peg, Deborah, Doug, Janice, Jim and families:

    We were deeply saddened to hear of Uncle Gord’s passing. Please accept our sincere sympathies. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.


    Brad, Annette and family

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  10. Wendell J. Richards :

    With deep sadness and heavy heart, I’m so sorry for your loss. Over the many years I have known Mr. Ferguson, I have always admired his drive and quiet soul. I first knew him through the Massiah Family, of whom I grew up with and through South Minister United Churh

    Prayers and thoughts with you on your Loss

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