Peter Ferguson

It is with sadness that the family of Peter Ferguson announces his passing on the morning of December 6, 2014, at the age of 83. He is predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Doris Ferguson.

Peter was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1931 and at the age of 15 began his apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker. In 1951, Peter immigrated to Canada and settled in Cranbrook where he was a self-employed cabinetmaker his entire working life. His woodworking is installed in many Cranbrook homes and public facilities. After retirement, Peter turned his joinery skills to wonderfully intricate wooden toys and small-scale models and a collection of his models was displayed at the Cranbrook Public Library in 2012. He enjoyed reading, gardening, cooking, and adored his little dog, Sport. He was also an avid angler who could boast that he took at least one or two trout from every local lake, river, and creek.

Peter is lovingly remembered by his children Duncan Ferguson (Jane), Adele Simpson (Bob), and Deanna Ferguson (Darren); and his grandchildren Melissa Ferguson, Andrew Ferguson, and Sean Simpson (Sarah). 

The family would like to thank the Third Floor and Emergency Room staff of the East Kootenay Regional Hospital for their outstanding care and compassion shown to our father in his last days.

A celebration of Peter’s life will take place in the Spring. The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to a favoured charity in his name.


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