At the age of 85, after a brave battle with Cancer, Arthur Ferguson passed away peacefully at home from pneumonia on March 5, 2023 with his loving family by his side.
He was born October 6, 1937 in Burnley, Lancashire England to Margaret and John Ferguson. Arthur lost his Dad in the war and was raised by his Mom and Sister Jean (predeceased).
At the age of 22, he met the love of his life Kathleen (Birch) and went on to marry her and remained happily married for just shy of 60 years.
He leaves behind 3 daughters his “Arthur’s Angels” Cathie (Tom), Carla (Tim), and Collette (Lino).
His Grandchildren were the light of his life. He loved them so much and was so very proud of them. Lindsie, Leigh, Dario (Lindsey) and Tallon.
Arthur and Kathleen packed up their 3 little girls and moved to Barrie, ON in March 1973 for a “one year” adventure! Although they greatly missed their families and dear friends the Sutcliffes, in their hearts they believed their daughters would enjoy their lives here in Canada. They lived in Barrie for the next 50 years, while never forgetting their roots and Arthur always cheering on his favourite football team the Burnley Clarets! UTC! He also enjoyed watching the Toronto Maple Leafs and was rooting for them to win the Stanley Cup! Go Leafs Go!
Arthur will be dearly missed by Blaine, and many friends, neighbours and fur babies.
We would like to thank Dr. Leslie, Dr. Yuen, Dr. McKenzie, Dr. Yoon and all of their staff for all of the wonderful care they gave. We would also like to thank Heather and the Bayshore Nurses that came to our home and took such good care of him.
Thank you to all of our dear friends for all of your thoughtfulness, love and support.
We are grateful to Peaceful Transitions for carrying out Arthur’s final wishes. There will be no service but a family celebration of his wonderful life.
Arthur was a true family man and his family meant everything to him. He always instilled 3 rules to his girls:
1) Take care of family first and foremost
2) Don’t ever let an issue go unresolved, clear the air and move forward
3) Never forget where you came from
Arthur, Love, Arthuritis, Dadiooo, Popsie, Grandad. All names of LOVE. Your Arthur’s Angels will forever be grateful for the love, support and amazing memories we have. We could not have wished for a better head of the family and we will love you forever.
If you wish to make a donation in memory of Arthur Ferguson, please visit www.empowersimcoe.ca for the wonderful work they do for families with Autism. Our family would be very grateful. Thank you
Michelle DupuisPosted on: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Dear Ferguson Family,
What a beautiful tribute to Arthur. I know how much he adored his Angels & how his family was everything. You ladies will continue to carry on his legacy in all that you do. The love you have for one another is most admirable. RIP Arthur. Your wings will shine down & protect your angels’ wings.
Ron WheeldonPosted on: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
I am very sorry for this devastating loss to your family. The words of love expressed clearly give the unknowing a view of his importance, contribution and most importantly, love, to/for your family.
Ron (Tim and Carla)
Darren ManuelPosted on: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Our deepest condolences to Auntie Kath, Cathy ,Carla and Collette and family….a lifelong friendship where I still address him as Uncle Art…will miss our conversations (usually about the Leafs) outside his front door . when I was visiting my Mom and sister. Already missing the Saturdays at North street while our parents played cards and we were playing hide and seek or watching Love Boat and Fantasy Island. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything.
Darren Manuel and Family
Shane gallePosted on: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
So sorry for your loss. thinking of you girls, sending prayers your way.
Wendy MoraghanPosted on: Thursday, March 9, 2023
Wonderful tribute to a wonderful man. I know the past few years have been a difficult journey, hold comfort knowing Dad is at peace, pain free, and watching over his “angels” 💗 sending our love Wendy and Tim Moraghan
Mike and Diane SheridanPosted on: Friday, March 10, 2023
Dear Kathy and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Arthur’s passing. A true gentleman. You will miss him terribly. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Mike and Diane Sheridan
Anne DawsonPosted on: Friday, March 10, 2023
Our Deepest Condolences Kathleen, Cathie, Carla, Collette and families.
So very sorry. Arthur was such a good man and dads friend. He shall be missed.
The Green family xxxx
Christine McGeePosted on: Friday, March 17, 2023
Please accept my deepest condolences. It has been a long time since I babysat three little girls, Cathie, Carla, and Collette. I remember being introduced to a wonderful family in 1973. A beautiful, loving tribute to a true family man. You are in my thoughts Kathleen and family. Christine McGee