It is with broken hearts that we, the family announce the passing of our wonderful mother, Theresa Geraldine ‘Gerry’ (Moore) Ferguson on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the An Cala Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in New Waterford, Gerry was the daughter of the late Thomas Moore of Mill Creek and Mary Catherine ‘Katie’ (Young) Moore of New Waterford.
Gerry spent her younger years growing up on Roaches Road. In 1962, Gerry married her husband of 56 years, William ‘Kelly’ Ferguson. Together they lived in Ashby and never to move to another home. Family was “everything” to Gerry. She “idolized” her three boys and three grandchildren.
In her earlier years, Gerry worked at Woolworths in New Waterford and then at K-Mart in Sydney until it closed. Gerry was a hard worker! Always to be seen cleaning her home and looking forward to cooking and baking every Sunday for her family to come for dinner.
Gerry had the kindest heart and genuine soul; always doing for everyone else! She was a true believer in what we needed in life rather than what we wanted. Gerry would ask for nothing; and would not complain about anything. She had a strong love and belief for God.
Gerry “Loved” the Toronto Blue Jays; never to miss a ball game on tv. Win or lose; she was their number one fan.
Left behind to keep her memory and legacy alive is her “devoted” husband, Kelly, who was Gerry’s main caregiver for the last 12 years; “three boys”, John (Wendy) Ferguson, Raymond (Corinne) Ferguson and David; as well as her “three” cherished grandchildren, Katelyn, Ryan and Peter. Gerry is also survived by her siblings, Shirley Moore, Gussie (Myrna) Moore, Hazel and sister-in-law, Faye Moore.
Gerry was predeceased by her parents; siblings, Annie, Katie, Charlie and Tommy.
In keeping with Gerry’s wishes there will be no visitation. Funeral Mass for the late Gerry Ferguson will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. Theresa’s Church, Sydney with Fr. Dennis Lamey officiating. Interment will take place in Eastmount Cemetery, Whitney Pier.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Gerry may be made to charity of one’s choice.
Thank-you to Dr. J.M. Archibald for your dedicated care and compassion as well as the “amazing” nurses and staff on 4-A; An Cala and E.R. units of the Cape Breton Regional hospital. Special thanks to Continuing Care and Homecare Services for making it possible for Gerry to remain at home with Kelly’s ongoing love and care.
Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.pierfuneralhome.com.
“When you closed your eyes and soared to the Heavens; We could hear and feel the flutter of your wings as you left.”
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A sweet and beautifulL lady who We were honored to know Love and Prayers to the Family
From: John & Dorothy Murphy
Deepest sympathy to the Ferguson family. Bert and Maurina Lewis
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
From: Cheryl Maitz (Hamilton)
Dear Fergusons, we are very sad to hear of the passing of your Mother. She was a wonderful person. I will always remember visiting your home with Gramps and how welcome your mother always made us feel. May she rest in eternal peace.
From: Basil Kiley
We were so very sorry to hear about Gerry's passing. Our heartfelt condolences go out to you all. God Bless.
From: Carleen & Jim Candelora
My thoughts and prayers are with Kelly and his family. I have so many wonderful memories of Ger. May she Rest In Peace.
From: Eileen (Moore) Shaw