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"YUR" 2007 Obituary


YURISICH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-22 published
FERGUSON, Christine
A resident of the Wexford Nursing Home, Toronto, formerly, of Sydney, Nova Scotia, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 19, 2007, age 80, at North York General Hospital. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Sarah Jane FERGUSON and raised by loving foster parents, the late Donald John MacLEOD and Mary Ferguson MacLEOD (née MacLEAN.) Christine grew up on their farm in Framboise where her life was shaped by the Depression years of the nineteen thirties. As a young woman, she taught school and later married at the age of 20 to Neil Alex FERGUSON on November 20th, 1946. She was a happy homemaker giving birth to 5 children until Neil passed away from a heart attack at only 39 years of age. She worked very hard raising the children alone and bravely survived the untimely death of her 8 year old daughter Sarah Anne. On April 2, 1964 Christine married the late Edward Charles BROWN of Dutch Brook and gave birth to another daughter and for years supported his auto body business until their divorce. She loved to play bingo, dance, tend plants and tell a joke. She will be sadly missed by her daughters, Christine Brown CAMPBELL (Howie,) Marie CLEMENTS, Cora MacNEIL (Roy) and Belva HOOPER (Wendel) son, Sheldon FERGUSON and foster sister, Helen MORRISON. Survived by grandchildren; Scott CLEMENTS, Tracy WADE, Ronnie MacNEIL, Angela YURISICH, Andrea, Sarah and Michael HOOPER, Robert and Lyndsay FERGUSON, Bhreagh, Ceilidh, Daniel and Meaghan CAMPBELL great-grandchildren, Michael James WADE, Zachary YURISICH, Kieran and Avery MacNEIL, and Bria FERGUSON. Christine was predeceased by her first husband, Neil Alex FERGUSON, daughter Sarah Anne, brother, Arthur Bartholomew and former second husband, Edward Charles BROWN. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Friday 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday 11 a.m., with Nancy Whitney, DLM officiating. Interment in Zion United Cemetery. Condolences may sent to the family at

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