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"WOH" 2003 Obituary


WOHLGEMUT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-04-02 published
FERGUSON, Angus Harold
died March 31, 2003, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital peacefully, and surrounded by his family. He leaves his wife Alice (BAILEY) of 61 years in April 2003, and five children - Ian (Connie), Waterloo; Sharon (Horst) WOHLGEMUT, Kingston; Hugh, Guelph Grant (Karen), Cambridge; and Janet BABCOCK, Toronto. He will be sincerely missed by 11 grandchildren. Angus was born in Killean, Puslinch Township, Ontario, on March 13, 1918, the eldest of three boys, to Marshall and Nellie (Amy) FERGUSON. He was predeceased by his parents and brother Donald (1975) and is survived by his brother, Ian (Millie) of London. He attended Killean Public School, Galt Collegiate Institute, and farmed until 1942 when, for health reasons, he and his wife moved to Toronto. In 1949 he returned to Galt and shortly thereafter became operator then owner of the Credit Bureau of Galt, later Cambridge, where he along with his wife continued in business until the '80's when the business was sold to his son Hugh. During those years he served as Director of the Associated Credit Bureau of Ontario, then Canada, and U.S.A. Associations and later as President of Ontario and Canada. He served on several committees of the City of Galt and Cambridge over the years. He was a member of the Galt Lions Club since 1952, as President and Director as well as bulletin editor for over 20 years. His main interest in the Lions Club was eye-sight conservation for which he received the Helen Keller award, and was the first in the Galt Club to be honoured with the Melvin Jones Award. He was also, involved in Heart and Stroke from its' beginning in the Galt unit and was its' first Treasurer. Angus was a member of Knox's Galt Presbyterian Church for over 50 years, and served on the Board of Managers as secretary for 17 years, was a longtime elder, and worked on many committees - special among them to him was as a member of the Scout and Group committee where he served for many years. Above all else, Angus was an ardent fisherman and hunter, and always enjoyed being able to say he had ''dipped his line in most areas of Canada from Coast to Coast''. His other main interest was the Clans and Scottish Societies of Canada and North America and most particularly - the Ferguson Clan - serving 25 years as Regional Director of Ontario and as President of Clan Ferguson of Canada and North America. He had been a Clan member in Scotland since 1948. He was a participant in the Multicultural movement for Cambridge from the inception and was able to get the first grant for it through his association with a member of a Toronto member of Clan Ferguson Society of Canada. Ill health followed him through his lifetime. He was a very early recipient of open heart surgery in 1959. He held a deep interest in the progress made in his area and felt it a great honor to be asked to be a part of the Heart and Stroke Foundation when it first started a chapter in his area. Friends will be received at Coutts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 96 St. Andrews, Street, Cambridge ( on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Friday at the church from 1: 30 p.m. until the service time of 2: 30 p.m. Funeral Services will then be conducted at Knox's Galt Presbyterian Church, Queen's Square, Cambridge on Friday, April 4, 2003, at 2: 30 p.m. with Rev. Wayne DAWES officiating. Interment Killean Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Knox's Galt Presbyterian Church (Major Repair Fund) or the Regional Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully received.

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