Patten Funeral Home

71 Union Street, Glace Bay, NS


Effie Jane Ferguson

15 August, 193325 June, 2020

On Thursday, June 25, 2020, peacefully, with her loving family by her side, Effie Jane (MacQueen) Ferguson, 86, went to be with her Lord and Savior. Born in Round Island on August 15, 1933, Effie was the daughter of the Late John and Annie (Campbell) MacQueen. She was a founding member, past president, and lifetime member, of The Homeville Women’s Institute. She was also a member of the Louisburg Chapter of the IODE, and an adherent of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Glace Bay. Effie is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Donald Ferguson. She was a dedicated mother first and foremost to her four children; Jane Anne Ferguson, Moose Factory, Ont., David (Mary), Homeville, NS, Gordon (Wendy), Homeville, NS, and Stuart (Belinda), Bedford, NS. She especially loved her roles as Nana and Great Nana and will be greatly missed by her 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; Stephen, Matthew, Sarah Jane, Andrea, Beth Ann, Daniel, Baillie, Kelsey, Paige, Keigan, Noah, Ella Marie, Keira, Gisele, Simon, and Lyla. In addition to her parents, Effie was predeceased by her brothers Donald MacQueen, and James MacQueen, and her sisters Annie Penny, Ina MacDonald, and Margaret MacQueen, and nephew Johnny Penny. Effie will be fondly remembered by her sister-in-law, Jean MacQueen, her nieces and nephews, and her special friend, Karen Meadows Hodge. Graveside service will be held on Tuesday June 30, 2020 at 3pm in Black Brook Cemetery. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.pattenfuneral .com In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Glace Bay, NS

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Scott MacLeod

23 July 2020

David and families, so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. She always had a smile for all. Thinking of you. Scott and Debbie MacLeod

Valerie Fleming

3 July 2020

My deepest condolences to Effie’s family. She was a sweet, lovely lady and a wonderful part of Homeville W.I.N.S. Effie will be missed.

Joan Hayter

1 July 2020

Joan Hayter. England.
July 1st 2020

Donald and Family

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
May the memories of your loved one give you strength in the days that lie ahead .God Bless.

John & Isabel Caldwell

1 July 2020

To Donald, David and family, Our condolences on Your loss. May the Grace of our Lord comfort and sustain you in your time of grief.

Janice Boutilier

30 June 2020

Sorry for the loss of your wife,mother, grandmother ,and great grandmother ,and friend . God bless

Russ and Dawn Power

30 June 2020

Donald and family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
May the memories of your loved one give you strength in the days that lie ahead. God Bless

Jonathan and Carolyn Robinson

30 June 2020

To Gordon and family,

We are deeply sorry to hear about your moms passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. God bless you all.

Roddie and Judy Munroe

30 June 2020

Gordon and Wendy; Please accept our sincere sympathy on your mother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Families as you deal with your loss. God Bless. Roddie and Judy

Donald Mac Leod

30 June 2020

To the Ferguson and Mac Queen families:

Sincere sympathy for the loss of Effie. She was a well respected member of the community for a very long time, and will be missed.
May your good memories help you through the difficult times.

Donald Mac Leod

Ken and Paulette MacDougall

29 June 2020

Our heart goes out to you Donald and your family on the passing of your wife, mother and best friend, know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.” May your memories help get you through this difficult time.


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