FERGUSON – Mary “Mildred”, 83 of Hillside Pines, Bridgewater, formerly of Milton, Queens County, passed away peacefully at South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater on January 5, 2012.
Born in Brooklyn, Queens Co, she was the elder daughter of the late Frederick and Mary Mildred “Basheba” (Snow) Flemming.
Mildred was a long time member of Milton Christian Church, Disciples of Christ where she served as assistant treasurer and was active in the Christian Womens’ Fellowship. In her earlier years, she was a youth leader for both 4H and Brownies. She enjoyed sewing, and crafts, particularly ceramics. For many years, she and her husband, Bob were avid square dancers, forming many strong friendships. They frequently travelled across the province, as well as Europe, for square dances. Mildred loved to go for “spur of the moment” drives where she and Bob would stop along the way at their favourite restaurants or to visit friends. The light of her life was her beloved grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband and best friend of 54 years, Robert (Bob); daughters Janice (James) Harvie of Bridgewater, Paula (Paul) Yarn of Dartmouth; her treasured grandchildren: Mallory (Nathan England), Nathan, Shannon, and Liam Harvie, and Callyn (Jeremy Whalen), Christopher, Colin, and Camden Yarn; brother Robert (Joan) Flemming of Great Hill; sister in law Audree ( Jason) Ferguson of Halifax. She had special fondness for her niece, Alexis (John) Millar of Ottawa and her 2nd cousin, Kenneth Wile of South Brookfield.
She was predeceased by her sister Dorothy Mae Hirtle.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandler’s Funeral Home, Liverpool. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 14, at 3.00PM at Milton Christian Church, Disciples of Christ. Reverend Angus R. MacDonald officiating. Reception to follow. Burial will be at a later date. Family flowers only, donations may be made to Milton Christian Church, Disciples of Christ. The family would like to thank the staff of the 4th floor for their kind and compassionate care during Mom’s hospitalization, particularly Tina, Jill, and Dr. Mada Nestel. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Charles & Enid MacKay
To the Furgeson family
Please accept our sincere sympathy. God be with you at this time .
Charile & Enid
Janis Muise ( Brown)
I am so sorry to hear of Mildred’s passing. We saw Bob and Janice Christmas Eve at church and without her I guess I realized that she was really not well. Your mom was a wonderful lady and I have so many wonderful memories of playing at your house with her always there and gently prepared for any mishaps from our many adventures and misadventures. Lots of Love.
Janis ( Brown)
Dear Family, I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. I am sure you have alot of great memories, so share them together and also share the tears. I am sure as you remember some of the memories you will even share a few chuckles. I am certain she will be missed alot by family and friends I enjoyed my times at the house with her when I went to help her tidy up. Take care of each other and may God shine his love upon you all. God Bless Susan
sarah and albert whynot
to bob and joan so sorry to hear about bob sister passing our prayers are with you and your family sarah and albert whynot
Bob, Janice, Paula and family, Sorry to hear of Mildreds’ passing. May all your memories give you comfort. Darlene Trimm
Chris and Cheryl Mansfield
To the family we send our condolences and want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. I have very fond memories of going over to your Mom’s to do ceramics. Our blessings to you all.
Shannon, don’t know if you’re reading these messages, but I’m here for ya. It certainly sounds like she was a lovely person, my condolences to you and to the rest of your family.
Michelle, Greg, and Tyler Roy
Bobby, we are truely saddened by the news of Mildred’s passing. You both were such wonderful neighbours to us. We still miss the little “chats” we would have out by the brook. Please take care and God Bless.
The Roy Family.
Rev Jen Garbin
Dear Bob and family – I have kept you in prayer over the last little while after Jan told me of Mildred being in hospital. Please know that I keep you in prayer still. She was a great lady who loved you all so very much. In the little while that we knew each other, that much was clear – her family was her life. May God’d love wrap you all round with warm arms in these days and the days ahead. May the Peace of Christ be with you. Sincerely, Jen
Dianne & David Wamboldt
Bob & Family….
We were so sorry to hear of Mildred’s passing. Hold onto the good memories and know she is now at peace. Our sympathies to all of you.
Barb and Brian Fralic
Paula ,Paul, and Jancie, Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Sympathy goes to you and your family. Barbie and Brian
Mallory – I was so sorry to hear about your grandma’s passing. Grandmothers are very special people and play such a huge role in our lives. They help make us into the people we are. I know how much she meant to you, and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family
Gerry & Phyllis
Bob and Family -Please accept our warm and sincere sympathy at this sad time. Mildred will be missed by so many but is now at rest with God where she will be happy so it is a comforting thought.
Wendy (Smith) MacAdams
Mr. Ferguson, Janice, Paula and families
I was so sorry to hear of Mrs. Ferguson’s passing. You are in my thoughts, take care of one another.
Kathi (Harding) Parlee
Mr. Ferguson, Janice, Paula, Alexis and families…it was sad to read of Mrs. Ferguson’s passing. Both she and Mr. Ferguson helped make Milton the community it was when we were young – a safe happy place to grow up. I had her both as a 4-H leader and Brownie leader. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Jane and Robbie Lefurgey
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on the passing of your mom.
Dear Bob and Family : I am sorry to learn of Mildred’s passing .May all of your good and happy memories bring you comfort now and in the future. With sincere condolences. Dorothy
Heather Ferguson Montreal
May God Bless You All
in this time of deep sorrow .My thoughts and prayers are with you. Heather (Bob’s neice)
Donna (Hawkes) West
Janice and Family,
So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.
Cindy Rhyno Borden
Janice, one of my sister’s told me of your mom’s passing.So sorry to hear that. I remember our days of 4H , with Mrs. Ferguson as our leader. Mothers’ are special and even though she is not here, I am sure she will never be forgotten.
Sorry to hear of Mildred,s passing,I use to work with Bob at the Power Commission.
Bob (Bobby) sorry to hear of your wife’s passing, extend sincere sympathy to one in the family. May the Lord bless each and everyone. Looking at the video one realizes that her empty chain will leave a big hole in the family circle with all of the smiles.
God bless. Denton, (retired employee of NSPC hydro)
Read about your Mum’s death in the paper this a.m. Thinking of you and your family at this time. Our thoughts are with you. Love from Priscilla and Red.
Murton and Shirley Wile
Dear Bobby and Family,
We are very sorry to hear of Mildred’s passing. Our sincere sympathy to you all.
Bev and Charlie also send condolences from at home in New Brunswick, where Charlie is recovering from a heart attack which occurred on January 5.
Murton and Shirley
Robie and Margaret
Hi Jan …Sorry to hear about your Mother.
Thinking of you and your family.
Robie and Margaret
Thinking of you Paula, and your family, especially at this time.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow.
Bob and Family,sorry to hear about Mildred.It was a real pleasure to have worked for her and Bob.Thinking of you all.
Just saw today about the passing of your Mom. So sorry, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Sue & Jim