Ferguson, Marie Celeste, 85, of Liverpool, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017, in Queens Manor, Liverpool.
Born in Yarmouth, she was a daughter of the late Luxime and Evangeline (d’Entremont) d’Eon.
Marie graduated with a degree in music and taught for many years in the Liverpool Schools. She was active in the music community, participating in the music festival and the Kiwanis Christmas Concerts. She was a member and organist for St. Gregory’s Catholic Church for over 50 years and was a member of I.O.D.E.
She is survived by her loving husband, Charles; step-sons, Peter (Susan) Ferguson, of London, Ontario, Michael (Heather) Ferguson, of Milton; step-grandchildren, Ryan and Lindsay; brother, Ed (Gayle) d’Eon, of Yarmouth.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Francis Mouzar; her sisters Jacqueline Degrace and Corine Shephard and her brother Bernard.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool where visitation will be held Thursday, March 16th from 7 until 9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held on Friday, March 17th, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., from St. Gregory’s Catholic Church, Liverpool. Father Charles Offor officiating. Burial will be in St. Gregory’s Catholic Cemetery, College Street, Liverpool at a later date. Family flowers only; donations may be made to St. Gregory’s Catholic Church. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Kirk and Donna Whynot
Marie’s family, so sorry to hear of Marie’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
I am so very sorry to read such sad news. You and Marie made such a lovely couple and you have certainly been by her side through this sad journey.
Marie will always be remembered by so very many in this community for her dedication to providing the gift of music to children and then to their children. May she rest peacefully.
Condolences to you and your family.
Holly (Lewis) Smith
Manson and Nancy White
Charlie and family,
Our thoughts and Prayers are with you during this time.
Manson and Nancy
Dear Charlie and family.. My sincere condolences at this sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Loved singing with Marie playing..she made us all sound good. Love Jean
Terri (Huskins) Longmire
To Marie’s Family:
She was my very first music teacher when I started school in Port Mouton. She was a wonderful teacher. I thought the world of her. My condolences to her family at this very sad time.
Jordan and Bella Oickle
So sorry to hear of Marie’s passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.R.I.P. Marie
Francis & Peggy Payzant
Francis & I Are Very Sorry To See That Marie Has Passed On. Marie Was A Very Kind And Fun Loving Person. I Always Enjoyed Waiting On You & Marie At Sobeys. Cherish All Your Sweet Memories That You & Marie Had Together And Keep Them Close To Your Heart. These Wonderful Memories That You Had Together Will Get You Through Some Very Difficult Times In The Days Ahead!!!! May God Wrap His Loving Arms Around You And Let The Healing Begin. Our Sincerest Sympathy To You Charlie, And May Marie Now Rest In Eternal Peace. God Has Seen To It That She Receives Her Golden Wings. God Bless!!!
Francis & Peggy Payzant!!!!
Brian G Godfrey
Dianne and I would like to pass on our sincere condolences as we knew Marie for many years and was a wonderful person in our community.
Marion and Arthur Clattenburg
Charlie, so sorry for your loss. Sincere condolences for the loss of a beautiful person, inside and out. She will be remembered by so many.
Dearest Charlie and family,
So sorry that your beloved Marie has passed. We always enjoyed your Company during our Friday and Sunday night suppers. This past year has been very hard. Hope you find comfort knowing she is at peace now. That’s what gets me through my days. Condolences to you and your family.
The D'Eons. Tim ,Paisley,Hamish and Emily.
Charles Our deepest sympathy . So sorry to hear of the passing of our auntie Marie.
Gordon & Anne Peverill
So sorry to hear of sweet Marie’s passing. Our condolences to Charlie and family.
Vivian Croft (Whynot)
Growing up she was known to us kids as Mrs. Mouzar. She was my music teacher in Milton little white school many many years ago. To her family I am so sorry for your loss. She was one of the great ones. Take care in knowing others are thinking about you in this sad time of your lives.
Daryl and Gladys Williams
Dear Charlie and Family
May we offer our sincere condolences on the passing of Marie. She was such a beautiful and lovely lady. Always enjoyed her playing music at St. Gregory’s and the music festival. She will always be remembered in your hearts.
Daryl and Gladys Williams
Sympathy in the passing of Marie. She was a sweet woman.
Curtis & Linda Leslie Maillett
We wish to send our condolences to Charlie & family, on the passing of your Loved One. Marie. She was truly a lovely lady who touched the lives of most of us here in the Queens County Area. We were Blessed to have her as such a Dedicated Music Teacher. Marie touched so many lives, and we are all remembering her with the quiet Grace that she so lovingly showed. Take care Charlie. RIP Marie. Curtis & Linda Leslie Maillett of Brooklyn.
Joanie& Peter Davies
Dear Charlie and family,
Our sincere condolences to your family. Blessings
To Marie’s Family,
Please accept my condolences. I taught with Marie many years ago. She was loved by her students and her colleagues. Our community has greatly benefitted from Marie’s talent.
Thinking of you Charlie. Take Care.
Sarah Leefe Ackerman
Dear Charlie and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Marie’s passing. She was a wonderful teacher and pianist. She accompanied me during so many concerts and music festivals and was always a source of support and encouragement. Knowing that Marie was up there with me always helped to ease my nerves. I will always remember Marie for her warmth, kindness and many talents. Thinking of you all at this sad time.
Murray and Myrna Wigglesworth
We are so sorry to hear of Marie’s passing. She was always so pleasant to talk with and even met her a few times at McDonald’s when I would make a quick visit home. Please accept our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families during these difficult times..
Walter and Sherri Miller
Charlie and all your family
We were so sorry to hear of Marie’s passing,she was a wonderful person and will be missed by so many..Our condolences to you all at this difficult time.
Charlie and family,
We are so sorry.She will be missed at the church and the Manor.
Jane and Roy
Gordon and Jackie Eisnor
Charlie and family:So very sorry to hear of Marie’s passing.Our sincere condolences to all her family.
Allan and Beth LaRocque
Charlie and Family,
We are very sorry to hear of Marie’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. She will be missed.
Charlie & Family.
Sorry to hear of Marie’s passing.Thinking of you all at
this difficult time.
Hugh &Pat Dixon
Charlie – so sorry to hear of Marie’s passing. We will certainly miss her at the Hymn Sings we have at the Manor.
Charlie & Family–It was with a heavy heart when I heard my good friend was gone to play for the angels as they sang. I have so many good memories of Marie–camping, travelling or just a cup of coffee.She touched so many lives in such loving ways and she will continue to do so with her new angelic friends.I know you have many happy memories–keep them close to your heart
Ian and Diane Munro
Ian and I are sending our condolences to you and your family. Marie was such a great lady and we enjoyed knowing and working with her in all the years we have lived in Liverpool. We are remembering you at this time. Diane and Ian Munro
Dear Charlie and Family:
I am so sorry to hear of Marie’s passing. Please accept my most sincere sympathy at this very difficult and sad time.
So very sorry for your loss R I P
Leon & Norma Robertson
So sorry to hear Marie has passed on. We will always remember the good times we had together over the years. We always enjoyed her music at the piano.RIP Marie..Condolences to the family. Hug’s for you Charlie.
Robert & Lorraine Quinn
Lorraine and I wish to convey our most sincere condolences to Marie’s family. For many years, Marie was the mainstay of the music program in my schools and most of the others in South Queens. Her contribution was boundless and a great many young people owe her their music education and love for music to her; and that is her great legacy.
The final moment is so difficult even though you know Marie is in a better place.Having gone through this,I know how difficult it is.I did remarry and I am now facing dementia again with Elmer.I guess God gives us what he thinks we can endure.May your wonderful memories help you through this difficult time.
April and Leonard
Charlie so sorry for your loss,Marie was a wonderful person,take comfort in your memories,our thoughts and prayers are with you . Rest in peace Marie.
So very sorry to hear this Charlie…Marie was the sweetest , she will be missed by all who knew her.Dennis and I send our most sincere condolences, just know that others care and share in your sorrow.
Rosalee and Murray Smith
So sorry to hear … our sincere condolences and sympathies to Marie’s family.
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
Charlie and Family.
We are so sorry for your loss. She was such a beautiful lady. We miss her so much at Church.
The Church will never be the same without her music. Take comfort in the memories. Another Angel in Heaven.
Jan and Garnett Winchester
Our thoughts are with you, Charlie and family. Jan and Garnett
Terry & Debbie Doucette
So very sorry to hear this news Charlie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Beverley & Betty-Jean Colp
Charlie & family we send our condolences on the passing of Marie. She was a well loved lady and was loved by all the children she taught to appreciate music. Take care knowing she is now at peace and making sweet music with the angels.
Sylvia & Mike Langille
Charlie & family,
So sorry to hear of Marie’s passing! She was a wonderful person. Take care . God Bless.
Jeff and Shelly West
Charlie and Family,
So sorry to hear of Marie’s passing. She was a lovely lady. Our deepest sympathy.
Charlie and family,
Marie was a wonderful lady. She was one of my favorite teacher. She will be miss by many. So sorry for you loss.
To Charlie and Marie’s Family
Marie was a pillar of our musical community. She taught so many of us to enjoy music as our teacher and influenced many to pursue their music after leaving school. She shared her considerable talents as an accompanist of many singers and choirs for most of her life and did so with such grace and skill.
We won’t forget her contributions to our community. Sincere condolences.
So sorry to hear of Marie’s passing. She was my mom Marguerite’s cousin. They visited often as the two brothers had married two sisters…we always loved her visits. Fond memories of a lovely lady.
There are people that leave memories in your lifetime that warm your heart and bring a smile to your face. Marie was one of those people that I have talked about often, especially with my children. Her name will be forever etched in my memory for her dedication and the love she showed during my Brooklyn Elementary Scool years. She helped me reach goals that I would have never pushed myself to do. She will forever be Mrs.Mouzar in my heart. To her family I extend my deepest condolences to you and may your special memories of her be as cherished.
To Marie’s Family,
I am saddened to hear of Marie’s passing. I was one of
hundred’s of local children whose love of music was enhanced
and broadened through Marie’s dedication. So sorry for your loss.
Jean Saulnier Smith
So very sorry to hear of Marie’s passing. Being cousins, my mom and Marie’s mom were sisters, I can recall with fondness many visits in our younger years where music was a big focus in her home and mine. She was a lovely person and very talented. Deepest condolences to all the family. Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
I was so sorry to learn of Marie’s passing. She was a wonderful person and brought so much joy to so many with her wonderful musical talent. Whenever I saw her she always had such a lovely, big smile. I am sorry I will not be able to attend her service as I will be away for the rest of the week. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Bill and Ann Cox
Charlie and family
Our deepest sympathy in Marie’s passing. Her legacy will live on through her many students and those she accompanied.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. May God grant you comfort in knowing you did your best for her..
Bill and Ann Cox
So sad for your loss. A fine person with her love of music that she shared.
She met so much to me one of her students. I was blessed to have told her in person a few times over the years as to how much I appreciated her and what she did and shared.
Every time I sing or play I will think of Marie .
God bless her , God bless you all her family.
Jim & Linda Russell
Linda joins me in sending our condolence to you on the passing of Marie.
We know she had been in poor health for some time, however, this is indeed a
harsh reminder of the relentless passing of time.
Looking back, as you know, Marie was well known to and highly respected by Mom.
Charlie, may your many long standing and fond memories carry you through.
I was always very admiring of Marie’s piano playing. She was a wonderful accompanist and I have an enduring image of Marie and Maddie playing their Christmas duets at the Kiwanis concert. I also have a strong image of you, Charlie, sitting by her at the Manor when Zion there for services and how caring you were through her more challenging stage of life.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Charlie. Please accept my sincere condolences in the passing of Marie. She took me under her wing when I returned and retired here at home. She took Mom out for coffee every day and then we started going for coffee every day to McDonald’s. She was a beautiful piano player and she SO loved music that it rubbed off on everyone she knew. We sure miss her at church. She was also involved in IODE for several years as Education Officer which she really enjoyed. We used to go Music Festival together even after she stopped playing. Keep the memories close to your heart. If there is anything I can do for you, I am only a phone call away. Love Cookie and Munchkin
Charlie and family, so sorry to hear about Marie’s passing, she was a wonderful lady and taught a lot of kids over the years her gift of music. She was such a beautiful person both inside and out and will be truly missed. Keep her memories close and sending heartfelt condolences to the family.
Marie; precious, and spectacularly modest with her great wisdom. I’m so blessed to have learnt from such a lady. A gift so many shared. Thank you Marie xoxo. Love to your family, may you remember all the joy
Robert & Sally Fader
Charlie & family:
So sorry to hear about Marie. She was a lovely person & so musical. Our prayers & condolences are with you at this very difficult time.
John and Donna Murray
Charlie and family ….. we are both saddened to learn of Marie’s passing. She was always such a lovely outgoing person who added so much to our community! Our sincere condolences…..
John and Donna
Charlene and Bruce White / Bill and Barbara Scobey
Marie was an icon in our local music community and we extend our sincere sympathy to the Ferguson family.
Bob / Marjorie MacGowan
Sorry for your loss
Dot & FRED,
Thinking of you Charlie Take care Dot& Fred,
Anne Marie Lane Jonah
So sorry to learn of Marie’s passing. She was a sweet lady, touched us all with her love for music. Our heartfelt condolences.
Charlie, I am sending big hugs to you. You and Marie were a wonderful couple and you were always there for her. May knowing Marie’s earthly suffering is over and now she is playing and singing with the angels, bring you comfort.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
To Marie’s family,
Our community has lost a gem. Being the lovely and professional lady she was, volunteering and spreading the love of music was her passion. Thank you, Marie.
Dunc , Goretti and Neil MacIsaac.
Charlie and family, so sorry. I know Marie is in a better place. You should have no regrets as you spent a lot of time with her at the Manor,when you could barely walk yourself. Faithful until the end. Take care Charlie
Phyllis & Yorke Tutty
Phyllis & Yorke Tutty
Dear Charlie and family, we are so sorry to hear of Marie’s passing. She was a beautiful woman who gave
her all to the music community. She will be missed by everyone. Take care.
Merv Bernadette Hartlen
Charlie sorry to hear of Marie’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Charlie & Family:
Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of a dear lady, Marie. I first remember her as my music teacher in Grade 7, which wasn’t yesterday. She was a very talented lady & so lucky to have such a wonderful husband who cared so much for her, visiting even when you were having problems with your own health. Sending love, light & healing energies.
Jeannette (Rafuse) Rogers
Oh my sweet Marie. I had only gotten to know you over the past few years. We spent many days enjoying each other’s company. Our coffee dates and soaking up the sunshine are so fondly remembered. You was a beautiful soul and a lady I was so privileged to have known. May you rest easy now. Charlie I hope you take comfort knowing you was a dedicated and loving husband to her and could do not better. May you and your family remember all the beautiful memories you made and cherish close to your heart. Lots of love and BIG HUGS to you all xoxo
Charlie and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you through this very difficult time. Marie brought such comfort and joy to many through her music. May you find comfort in the many lovely memories you had together.
Hannah (Miller) McKinnon
Mr. Ferguson and family,
I have many memories of Marie and she was an integral part of my musical education despite never actually having her as a school teacher. Her talent and generosity in sharing it was truly remarkable. Her duets with Maddie were second to none. Her contributions to our community were many, and she will be missed. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Marie was such a sweet lady and gave her musical gift so freely; Queens County was lucky to have her. My thoughts are with you Charlie and family. She will be remembered fondly. Xo
Charles Ferguson and Ed d’Eon I am so very sorry to hear about Marie’s passing. She was a beautiful lady who always had a smile.
Doug & Dot Winters
Charlie & Family
We are thinking of you at this time. Marie added so much to our community as I am sure she did to your lives.
Doug & Dot
My prayers are with the Family during your loss. Marie was a dear and close cousin of mine as I spent a few years living with her parents in Yarmouth I can still see her sitting at the piano playing Nola,my favorite piece,but one she rolled her eyes when i requested it.May you now rest in peace.
Lesli A. Chandler
Charlie and Family,
I am so very sorry to hear of Marie’s passing. She was truly a remarkable, inspiring woman who influenced, inspired and encouraged oh so many of us with her incredible gift of talents. I will never ever forget all of her kindness,support, patience and all that she taught me. I will always cherish the night we revisited “The Hills Are Alive” at the Astor and the visits we had when I would cut through the path next door at the lake in Greenfield to catch up and say hello. She will be missed. I am very sorry that I can’t be there for the service. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
My Sincere Condolences,
I know you will miss Marie terribly but are happy she is at peace.
Sorry I can’t be there because I am away also saying goodbye to a loved one.
Hugs and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.
Cathy de Rome
Sending my sincere condolences to you on Marie’s passing. Marie was such a sweet lady with so much talent that she willingly shared with the community. The last few years have been difficult for both of you. Marie has now earned her rest. Take care of yourself, Charlie.
Dave & Sheila Manthorne
Dear Charlie & Family,
So sorry to hear of Marie’s recent passing. She was such a kind and compassionate lady and contributed so much to her community especially through music. She will be missed. Always enjoyed bumping into her at MacDonald’s when she was out for a coffee run. In God We Trust.
Shirley & Paul Shot
Dear Charlie and family: We are so sorry to hear of Marie’s passing and will continue to uphold you and your family in prayer. You have our heartfelt sympathy. May God grant you comfort and peace of heart through this difficult time.
Charlie & Family……I am very sad to hear of Marie’s passing. She was a lovely, soft-spoken, very sweet lady. She was my music teacher all through elementary and I always loved her music class. She will be missed, but her memory will live on. Rest easy Marie.
To Marie’s family, Please know how many lives she touched as a teacher. I have fond memories of her telling me not to stare at the lights in the Port Mouton Auditorium. She said that it would make me sleepy instead of singy. Every time I stare at a light and feel myself starting to drift off, I think of her and smile. My condolences to each of you.
Barb and Tom
Charlie and family
We are sorry to hear of your loss..Although we did not know Marie well ,we know any one you have as your wife had to be a wonderful person.She will be missed by many.
Charlie – my deepest sympathies ❤️
Marie was such a sweet and kind lady.
My thoughts are with you.
I was very sorry to hear of Marie’s passing. “Miss d’Eon” was my first music teacher in Liverpool Academy and so sweet and kind, even when I didn’t want to stand up and sing a solo. I can picture her sitting at the piano, a beautiful smile on her face, so happy to bring music into everyone’s lives. May your many cherished memories comfort you at this time.
I am so sorry to hear of Marie’s passing . She touched so many in the community . I was grateful to have seen you both in 2011 and have a little catch up as to where life took us all ……………. sweet as ever with that twinkle in her eye and song in her voice . May you hear her singing in your heart .
Cathy (Lohnes) Duguay
My condolences to Marie’s family and friends. She brought so much joy to her community over the years. She will be missed.
David & Helen Fox
So sorry to hear that Marie has passed. Very fond memories of her as I was a young girl, and also at the Manor.She was a lovely lady RIP
Valda, Tom, Anna and 'kids'
Hugs and prayers to you and the family Charlie. Reading about Marie’s passing has stirred a lot of very fond memories. We are blessed to have known such an angelic soul ❤️
Charlie & family, Sincere sympathy for your loss.Marie will be fondly remembered….
The world will miss this lovely, sweet soul. We were all so blessed with her warm smile and her beautiful music. I’m sure Heaven sounds a bit better today. Thinking of you at this terrible time, Charlie.
Danielle Jamieson (AuCoin)
I have such fond memories of Marie. I remember the moments before I started every solo that Marie accompanied me for. I was always quite nervous but when I looked over to her to let her know when I was ready, her reassuring smile and kind eyes gave me the courage that I needed to sing out.
She was a true bright light and one of the most kind, lovely and generous spirits I have ever known. She will be dearly missed.
Nina & Doug Inness
Charlie & family
We were very sorry to see that Marie has passed away. Condolances to you & Marie’s family.
Kelly and Randy Blair
Dear Fergusons, we are thinking of you at this sad time and sending lots of love your way. Marie, indeed, was a very special person in our lives and will be forever remembered. ❤️
Diane and Donald White
Oh Charlie so sorry to hear this news, been a long and winding road these past few years for both of you. Your family will help you through with all the lovely memories and she will be remembered fondly by anyone who knew her.
Charlie and family very saddened for your loss . Marie was one fine lady.
My condolences to Marie’s family.She contributed so much to the community and church through her music.Talented yet humble, a lovely lady. Lynn
Stephen and Heather Smith
Charlie, sorry to hear of the passing of an accomplished pianist, gentle person and such a fine lady.
Dear Charlie and family,
Marie was a beautiful person…..inside and out. She will be missed. Take care.
Mike and Heather and family
I send my sincere condolences to you and your family
Charlie and Family,
Sending our sincerest sympathies to you all at this difficult time, you’re in our thoughts.
Jane Thies and Family
John and Ruth Bird
We are saddened to learn of Marie’s passing. Marie ‘s contribution to the outstanding musical prominence of Liverpool and the South Shore was huge. She accompanied hundreds of vocalists and choirs in music festivals and was herself an extremely capable performing pianist. She was also a great friend and mentor.
Charlie I’m so sorry to hear Marie has died. I have fond memories of fixing her dinner when she accompanied kids prepping for the Music Festivals. We’d take a break and she’d be back hard at it. She supported so many children over the years. She was truly amazing. My thoughts are with you.
Terry & Stephanie Hurrell
Charlie and Family:
With fond memories. When we came to Liverpool in 1968, Marie had been the music teacher in the Town Schools for many years. She had done such terrific work with the children and it was pleasure to take over this role. My tasks were made so easy because the students loved their music. Marie continued to be involved in the musical community over the years: Music Festivals, Winds of Change, Kiwanis Concerts, partnering Maddie Keay on two pianos, accompanying the children and adults, always with that kindly smile and exceptional talent. Thank you, Marie, for sharing your music; thank you, Charlie, Pete & Mike, for looking after her so well in later life.
Terry & Stephanie Hurrell.
Randy and Cordelia Jaggernathsingh
We heard of Marie’s passing and we are very sad. She was a beautiful music teacher, and
I enjoyed working with her and learning all the songs that she taught my class in Mill Village.
Randy enjoyed her inspirational music lessons in elementary school.
She was very friendly and nurturing to all she met.
She will be greatly missed.
I am saddened to hear of Mrs . Mouzars passing .I had her for my music teacher at Port Mouton School . She had a lovely
voice and I remember being inspired to sing because of her warm, sincere smile and gentle ,calm demeanor. Even outside
of school she always called you by name when she met you making you feel special. When I use to see her around town, long after Port Mouton school, I always marvelled at how she looked the same and would tell my children that she was my
music teacher in elementary school and that I felt she was surely drinking from the fountain of youth. So sorry for your loss
of such a gifted lady. Prayers to all at this difficult time .Linda Williams