OBITUARY

John Robert "Jack" Ferguson

30 June, 195129 March, 2021
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Peacefully, in hospital, on Monday, March 29, 2021 at the age of 69. Predeceased by his parents James and Margery (nee Myles) Ferguson; beloved husband of Brenda (nee Ballantyne); loving father of Elizabeth (Benjamin Stewart), Laura (Brandon Redinger), and Daniel Ferguson; much loved grandfather of Caelan, Aaron and Nathaniel Stewart, and Avery, Paige, and Brooklyn Redinger; dear brother of Jim Ferguson (Carol) and Joyce Burke (George). Visitation at McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home, 1411 Hunt Club Road, on Thursday, April 1 from 2-2:30 pm, 3-3:30 pm, 7-7:30 pm and 8-8:30 pm. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, guests are asked to call the funeral home to reserve a visitation time period. A public memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Metropolitan Bible Church Benevolent Fund.

Services

  • Visitation (please call the funeral home to book a time)

    Thursday, 1 April , 2021

  • Visitation (please call the funeral home to book a time)

    Thursday, 1 April , 2021

  • Visitation (please call the funeral home to book a time)

    Thursday, 1 April , 2021

  • Visitation (please call the funeral home to book a time)

    Thursday, 1 April , 2021

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John Robert "Jack" Ferguson

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Rob & Toni Stewart

5 April 2021

We were deeply saddened to hear of Jack's passing. He was a wonderful and kind neighbour who was always smiling and quick to say hello. Please accept our deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace.

Paul and Judy McDowall

4 April 2021

Dear Brenda, Elizabeth, Laura, Danny, and all the family. Please know that you are in our hearts and prayers for God's surpassing peace and strength. We loved Jack. A kinder, gentler, compassionate person you could never find. He had a wonderful wry wit and infectious laugh and a permanent smile that came quite naturally from his big heart. We loved spending so much time together with you as we grew and shared life together through all those years in young peoples, young marrieds and our small group. We have wonderful memories of Jack's great leadership in the study and his caring for each one of us and for our wonderful happy fun times together. When Jack and I had lunch together before the pandemic, Jack shared how much he had come to know and love the Lord is such a deeper way through the trials, and how close he felt to the Lord. What a Godly man and an inspiration he is to all who knew him.

We are deeply sorry for your loss, and we rejoice with Jack that he is finally home. On this Easter weekend I have no doubt that Jack would be the first to say 'He is Risen, He is Risen indeed' and Jack is experiencing that right now. Thank you Jack.

Paul and Judy McDowall

Janice Hunt Frost

4 April 2021

Dear Brenda,Elizabeth,Laura,& Danny , My condolences to you on the loss of Jack.
In our church related social gatherings I remember Jack was always the witty one , who loved to laugh. He was a kind and sincere man of deep faith.
I enjoyed the special memories you shared on the video.
In Christian love Janice Frost

Richard Kilstrom

3 April 2021

Jack was a joy to work with--he always wore a smile regardless of the circumstances. He brought happiness to the office, and it was greatly appreciated by all those had the pleasure of working with him. I had the opportunity to see Jack at home a couple of years ago, and despite his medical circumstances, the real Jack we loved was still there. May he rest in peace.

Peter Holmes

2 April 2021

Jack was one of the finest gentlemen I have ever met; always gracious, caring and friendly. My heart felt empathies go out to Brenda, Elizabeth, Laura, Danny, grandchildren and all his other loved ones. This past year has made difficult times even more so. May the family know that Jack is in a better place now, away from pain, anguish and sorrow.

But as Colleen and I knew and as the posted movie suggests, this man made an uplifting difference to many. He was a Christian in fact as well as in name. My late wife and I were most fortunate to spend many occasions with Jack and Brenda for fellowship and sharing a meal; sometimes with friends and family. Brenda and Colleen had been friends since high school so they go way back...

And one word for you Brenda: God will keep you safe as you mourn the loss of your dear Jack.

God bless us all.

Peter

Stephen & Liana Eng

2 April 2021

Dear Brenda & family,

We are saddened to hear about Jack's passing, but are confident that he is at a better place.
We remember Jack fondly with his gentle spirit and friendly smiles.
May God grant you all peace & comfort during this sorrowful time.

Stephen & Liana Eng

Christopher Coupe

1 April 2021

Jack was kind of the spiritual leader of a MET church study group I attended for a few years. I thought he did a great job at most of these get togethers. One of these meetings happened a few days after my father died. I attended and was greatly comforted just being with the group. I'm very grateful to Jack for keeping these meetings going and for his hard work.

Percy Jamieson

1 April 2021

Dear Brenda and Family,
I'm very sorry to hear of Jack's passing. Please accept my and my families condolences. Jack will be missed.
Percy Jamieson

Marilyn Muleski

1 April 2021

Please accept my deepest condolences, Brenda and family. Knowing and working with Jack at the City of Ottawa was a pleasure. He was a passionate policy person who had a sense of humour with which he brought people together and developed solutions. He provided comic relief and presented other views, while being kind to all. He had many interests, especially aviation whether actual planes, or paper ones. He loved a good pun and often brought laughter to the work place. Jack's love of family was evident through his many stories about you and your accomplishments. He was very proud of you and loved being a granddad. He will be missed and remembered fondly. I am so sorry for your loss.

Peter Lebrun

1 April 2021

May I express my sincere condolences to Jack's family. I worked with Jack for only a few years at the beginning of his Urban Planning career with the City of Ottawa in the 1980s. While that was so many years ago, I still, to this day have strong remembrances of Jack. He was a humble, engaging, kind and reliable fellow worker and a public servant of the highest order. While Jack and I have not seen each other since I retired so many years ago, I still remember him as a family man, a person of faith and a fun guy to be around. May he rest in peace.

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