John “Harvey” Ferguson passed away peacefully in CEE Hospital, Petrolia, in the early hours of Friday, April 28th, in his 82nd year.
Harvey was the much-loved husband of Julie Kelly for almost 30 years. He is survived by sisters Inez and Wayne Gare, Helen Pearen, and brother Lloyd and Donna Ferguson and their family.
Harvey is also survived by a special step-daughter, Katharine and Barry Currie, and his dearly loved grandson, Ethan.
Harvey was predeceased by parents John and Ruby (Lampman) Ferguson, brother Eugene, an infant brother, and brother-in-law Verne Pearen.
He was born, raised and spent his years in the Petrolia area residing for many years on LaSalle Line, where he had his cattle farm and drainage contracting business. Harvey was one of the first drainage contractors in Lambton County, laying hundreds of miles of both agricultural and municipal tile.
Harvey was a longtime, proud member of Burns Lodge, Wyoming, the Lambton Shrine Club, the Mocha Shrine, and was a founding member of Island View Hunt Club, where he went each fall for as long as he was able.
When he wasn’t working, Harvey thoroughly enjoyed his card games with his circle of friends.
He fought long and hard against failing heart and lungs but kept daily activities as he was able.
Visitation is at the Wyoming Chapel, 650 Broadway St., Wyoming on Monday, May 1, 2017 from 6 – 8 pm, with Burns Lodge No. 153 A.F. & A.M conducting a service immediately following at 8pm. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home Tuesday, May 2nd at 2pm. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery.
Donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice (www.stjosephshospice.ca), London Health Sciences Foundation (www.lhsf.ca), or CEE Hospital Foundation(www.ceehf.ca). Memories and condolences may be shared on-line www.needhamjay.com.