June 3, 1926 – April 20, 2014
It is with great sadness that the family of Louise Ferguson announces her passing.
Louise is survived by Jim Ferguson, her husband of 60 years, her son Scott Ferguson (Kim), her daughter Jaye Mathieu (Gerry), her sister Lenora Jones, her grandchildren: Jesse Ferguson (Kylie), Kirsten Cooper(Tyler), Hannah Molnar (Aaron), Chris Mathieu (Nicole Marlyn), Kimberly Mathieu (Troy Walker), her great grandchildren: Tate, Faris, Payton, Ashton, Presley, Riley, Evie, Kennedy and Charlotte, and also numerous nieces and nephews. Louise is predeceased by her parents, Thodur and Jona Axdal, and her siblings: Woodrow, Kris, Johnnie, Evelyn, Elmina, Bjorg, Halli, Emily, Olive and May.
Louise was born and raised in Wynyard, Sask and moved to Vancouver as a young adult. She was working as a secretary when she met Jim (Ferg). He went off to fight in Korea and upon his return they got married and had their two children. They raised their family in Vancouver and moved to Black Creek, BC in 1973 where they had acreage and built a house. Lou and Ferg worked with chainsaws for years doing spacing contracts and tree planting for Crown Forest. They had two Christmas tree farms and spent many years grooming their trees and selling them locally. Lou absolutely loved the work, caring for those trees like they were her babies.
She loved music, getting together with people and she loved being outdoors. Most of all she loved her family. Lou’s fondest memories were of swimming in the Oyster River with her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews (and anyone who would join her) and playing keep-away in the pool that her and Ferg put in for all the kids. In 2009 they moved to Cumberland where they lived next door to Jaye and Gerry. Lou appreciated that time close with family and enjoyed many happy hours talking about how much she loved her life and how proud she was of her entire family. Lou was loved by all who knew her and will always be remembered for her generosity and her incredible sense of humour. She found humour in any situation and shared her wittiness to the end.
A celebration of life will be held for family and friends at a later date.
Flowers gratefully declined, donations to BC Children’s Hospital are appreciated http://www.bcchf.ca/donate/