Bertram (Bert) FERGUSON

Mr. Bertram James (Bert) Ferguson was born on November 27th, 1921 in Falkland, B.C. to Bill & Queenie Ferguson, where he spent many years. He passed away in the Alexander Wing of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Tuesday, April 24th, 2007 at the age of 85 years. Bert will be sadly missed by his loving and devoted wife, Daisy, to whom he was married for 26 years and their family, Rick (Fronie) Scott, Larry Scott and Sharon (Kevin) McKay; his beloved grandchildren, Michael, Trevor and Taylor, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his parents; his sisters, Phyllis and Margaret and his brother, Donald. Bert joined the Rocky Mountain Rangers Militia on May 2nd, 1939 and was called out for duty on August 26th, 1939. He then transferred to the 1st Battalion Canadian Scottish Regiment and was sent overseas on December 5th, 1939. He spent 2 1/2 years stationed in England and then transferred to Italy with the PPCLI on February 4th, 1944 where he remained until July, 1945. Upon returning to Falkland, Bert was employed by the B.C. Forest Service for five years and travelled extensively throughout the Kamloops Forest District. Bert continued to work in the logging industry being employed in various positions throughout the Interior. In 1954 Bert reinlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force which took him to many interesting countries overseas and gave him many fond memories and adventures. After returning from the Air Force, Bert was employed at Crown Zellerbach for ten years until his retirement. At this time in his life, he met and married Daisy and began a new chapter in his life. He became an instant father and grandfather and devoted himself to his new found family. After retirement, Bert & Daisy travelled extensively throughout the world but he still found time to enjoy his hobbies of gardening, curling, swimming and camping. Cremation preceded a Celebration Of Bert’s Life which will be held at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Monday, April 30th, 2007 at 3:00 P.M. with Mr. Brian Jackson officiating. A Reception will follow in the Tea Room at Bethel Funeral Chapel. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Bert to the B.C. Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, #600-890 West Pender Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6C 1K4. Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 (542-1187)