McLEAN, William Ferguson (Fergie)

December 20, 1948 – May 8, 2011


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Fergie McLean May 8th, 2011 at Hospice House, Vernon, British Columbia, at 62 years of age. He passed away peacefully with his loved ones by his side after a short but courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his partner, Sylvia; son Fergie Jr.; brothers, Alex (LeAnn), Tim (Janice); sisters, Maradee (Ed), Shea (Steve); many nieces and nephews; Sylvia’s daughters, Karen, Leah and Kimberly and by his close friends Derek and Ellen. He was predeceased by his parents Joseph (Bus) and Genevieve and by his brothers, John, Danny and David. Fergie was born in Vancouver and grew up in Tsawwassen. He lived in New Zealand for 13 years where his son was born. In 1991 they returned to Canada to be closer to family and settled in Calgary. An avid baseball player and sports junkie, he loved the Yankees and the Habs. Fergie moved to Vernon in 2005, worked at Dodds Auction in the summers and enjoyed the winters in Arizona where he and Sylvia continued to share their love of tennis, pickle ball and more baseball. He was a caring, considerate and gentle man who lived his life with honesty and integrity. He will be truly missed. We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Dr. DeBeer and the staff at North Okanagan Hospice Society (3506 – 27th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S4) in Vernon for their care and compassion during this difficult time. A Celebration of Fergie’s Life will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 28th, 2011 at Vernon Christian Fellowship (4506 – 29th Street, Vernon, British Columbia). In lieu of flowers, donations to the NOHS would be greatly appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via email: vernon@myalternatives.ca

Arrangements entrusted to

Personal Alternative Funeral Services

Vernon 250-558-0866, Armstrong 250-546-7237

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