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William Calvin 'Kelly' Ferguson

William Calvin 'Kelly' Ferguson

Born In: Whitney Pier, Nova Scotia

Passed in: North Sydney, Nova Scotia
Passed on: January 26th, 2019

It is with broken hearts that we, the family, announce the passing of our wonderful father, William Calvin ‘Kelly’ Ferguson on Saturday, January 26, 2019 on Unit 4 East at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney.
Born in Whitney Pier, Kelly was the son of the late Charles Ferguson and Margaret (MacKeigan) Ferguson of Loch Lomond.
Kelly was a "True" Pier boy to the end! He spent his younger years growing up on Lingan Road in Whitney Pier. In 1961, Kelly married the "LOVE" of his life, "Gerry". Together they lived in Ashby; never to move to another home. You could take Kelly from the Pier, but you could NEVER take the Pier out of Kelly. Family was “Everything” to Kelly. Together with Gerry he “idolized” his three boys and three grandchildren.
Kelly attended Sydney Academy. At the age of 18; he started working at the Steel plant. Kelly always said that he was laid off more times then what he worked. Kelly was a Strong union man; serving also on the Police commissioners board; Canada Pension Tribunal board and a strong supporter for the NDP during elections. Kelly retired from Sydney Steel in 1988. After retirement; he tried his "Left" hand at Everything! He took up painting; photography; gardening; crossword puzzles and reading. Kelly had a knowledge of anything and everything!! Together with Gerry; their home was everything. Their "Tireless" work was evident. The door was open to everyone and anyone for a hot cup of tea and something to eat. Kelly was the neighborhood "Go to". He would help any neighbor in need; whether the task was big or small...NEVER to say "No"!
With his "Endless" love for the last 12 years; Kelly was the main caregiver for his wife Gerry until her passing in June 2018. For the last 7 months; Kelly died from a "Broken" heart.
Kelly was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Left behind to keep his memory and legacy alive are his “three boys”, John (Wendy) Ferguson, Raymond (Corinne) Ferguson, David Ferguson and “three” cherished grandchildren, Katelyn (his #1 girl), Ryan and Peter. Kelly is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Shirley, Faye, Hazel Moore and brother-in-law, Gussie (Myrna) Moore.
Besides his parents, Kelly was predeceased by his siblings, Charlie, Stuart, Donald, Johnnie, Crisella MacInnis, Mae MacDonald and Ada O'Callaghan.
Visitation for the late Kelly Ferguson will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at the Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) from 5-8 p.m.
Funeral service to celebrate the life of Kelly will be held in the funeral home on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the All Faith Chapel with a reception to follow. Interment will take place in Eastmount Cemetery, Whitney Pier.
Donations in memory of Kelly may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Thank-you to Dr. John Archibald and Debbie for your dedicated care and compassion for so many years as well as the “amazing” nurses and staff on 4-A CBRH and 4-East NSGH. Special thanks to Continuing Care and Homecare Services for making it possible for Kelly to be home with Gerry until her passing.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.pierfuneralhome.com.
Those we love don’t go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
Gaelic Proverb


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