First Baptist Church Halifax extends sincere sympathy to Lois MacGibbon and family in the loss of her uncle, Angus Ferguson, on February 2nd.
Angus Ferguson of Sydney passed away at Taigh Na Mara, Glace Bay on February 2, 2014 at the age of 92. Angus was born and raised in Sydney NS, the son of Daniel J. and Margaret (Holmes) Ferguson. He was educated in Sydney and at Dalhousie University. He served in the Signals Corp during WWII, primarily in Italy but also in Holland and France. He went on to work with Revenue Canada for over 30 years. Angus served with several volunteer organizations including the Gideons’ Association of Canada. He was an avid gardener and for many years, took delight in his Columbia St. gardens. Angus is survived by his wife Alberta (Walker) and three daughters, Jeanne Ferguson Whyte (Eric), Cathy Lynn MacLeod (Ian), Brenda Ferguson Davis; and sister Georgie MacGibbon. He was predeceased by his sister Catherine; brother Frank; sister-in-law Mary and brother-in-law Nelson MacGibbon. Angus enjoyed warm relationships with his 13 grandchildren: Laura (Andrew), Eric (Mary), Grace, Gemma, Alex, Joe, Ben and Beth Whyte, Jonathan, Anne and Emily MacLeod, Sarah and Christy Davis. He lived to see the birth of four great grandchildren including his namesake “Angus.” His nieces and nephews will miss “Uncle Angus’ jokes.” Angus was a quiet man who loved his family and blessed them with the heritage of a loving, gentle and honorable husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Visitation will be held at the SW Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney on Thursday, February 6, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be officiated by Rev. Rick Barnes in the funeral home chapel Friday, February 7 at 2 p.m. The family would like to express their thanks to Drs. R. Cohen, J. Rogers and J. MacLean for their fine care of Angus. Thank you to Rev. Rick Barnes who kindly visited Dad. The considerate staff at the local Veterans Affairs Office made it possible for Dad to live at home until recently. Thank you for your wonderful support. Home Care NS caregivers were unfailingly cheerful and sympathetic. We are so appreciative. As well, we offer heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Taigh Na Mara who made Dad’s last months so much easier. Your competence, professionalism and compassion were unparalleled. For I know that my Redeemer lives, And He shall stand at last on the earth; And after my skin is destroyed, this I know, That in my flesh I shall see God. Job 19: 25, 26