Margaret J. Ferguson (MacMurchy)
Visitation on Saturday October 20, 2018 2 hours prior to service (9AM-11AM)
Pine River United Church

Lochalsh Cemetery
In Memory of
Margaret J. Ferguson (MacMurchy)
April 23rd, 1924 - October 15th, 2018

Place of Death

SBGHC- Kincardine, ON


Margaret Ferguson passed away peacefully on Monday October 15, 2018 at the Kincardine Hospital in her 95th year. Survived by children Glen (Doreen), Grant (Diann), Wayne (Diane), Mary Lynne (Murray), Kevin and Carol (Bill). Also greatly missed by grandchildren Doug, Julie, Kerry, Sarah and Jenna, great grandson Everest, sister Audrey and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by husband William, sons Ron and Roy and sister Norma. A Celebration of Margaret’s Life will be held from the Pine River United Church on Saturday October 20, 2018 at 11 am with visitation 2 hours prior. Interment Lochalsh Cemetery. Margaret was an avid reader, gardener and a retired teacher who had a life long joy of learning. She will be missed by her family and many friends. In lieu of flowers donations to the Kincardine Hospital Foundation or the church or charity of your own choice are greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.


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Message from Manfred and Dagmar Baasner2018-10-28 09:28:16

To Margaret's Family,

we are saddened about your Mother's and Grandmother's passing away. She was a dear friend, a smart and lovely lady. We always enjoyed visits with her and exchanged stories about our families.

Unfortunately, we found out too late about the service and were not able to attend.

We knew that the day would come when she had to leave, it is always too soon, and we miss her very much. it was a privilege to have known her.

Manfred and Dagmar Baasner from Woodstock

Message from Heather Boyd2018-10-22 09:45:40

To Margaret's Family:  Please accept our condolences for your loss.  Margaret was a special lady.  I will miss her as she was my "birthday buddy" as we both had a birthday on the same day.

Message from Bob and Maryann Forster2018-10-22 00:13:00

We were unable to personally convey our condolences to all the Ferguson family as we were out of town. We will fondly remember your Mom.  Our sincere condolences are extended to you all. 














Message from Ron and Mary Jane Rock2018-10-20 22:33:25

So sorry to hear of Margarets passing.Our sympathy to all the family.


Message from Ruth Anne Robinson2018-10-20 16:12:29

May I extend my sincere sympathy to all Margaret's family.  What wondrful memories your families and friends will have shared with you! 

Margaret was always so interested in hearing what was happening when I would meet her.  I was always thrilled when she sent me a birthday card for it was obvious that she chose the message with care.  I enjoyed sharing stories of our ancestors with her.

Her spirit must have been reaching out in the past weeks as thoughts of her were in my mind several times before I heard the news.

Ma you find much consolation in your memories.

Your cousin

Ruth Anne Robinson 

Message from Sharon Butler2018-10-20 12:30:07

Carol and Bill,  Our condolences on the passing of your mother.  It sounds like she was a lovely lady.  May your happy memories sustain you during this difficult time

Sharon Butler and Agnes Male

Message from Lynn, Christine, Jennie and Evan Campbell2018-10-20 09:49:04

We all have fondest memories of Margaret.  Her clamness, smile, softness and genuine friendship were attributes I shall remember.  I shall also miss our e-mail updates from time to time.  We have all lost a pillar in our community.

Message from Mary Fischet2018-10-19 20:17:30

To all the family,

 I visited Margaret at RVilla with my dog Macie. She was such a sweet lady,always happy to see us. She will be missed. 

Mary Fischer and pet therapy dog Macie

Message from Bob & June Gilchrist2018-10-19 08:04:02

Our sincere sympathy to all Margaret's family in the loss of a wonderful woman. She will be missed and may your memories carry you through this sad time.   Bob & June

Message from David Kennedy2018-10-18 22:25:28

Carol I am sorry to learn of the passing of your mother.   




Message from Janis Taylor2018-10-18 17:55:07

Carol and Bill: Very sorry to hear of your mom's death. She will live on in your memories and stories you have to share. Please know you will be in our thoughts and prayers. 

Janis and Greg Taylor

Message from Angela Bukowski2018-10-18 12:46:48

Mary so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing.  You are in our thoughts.

Angela & Blake

Message from Sandra Keith Forster2018-10-18 12:02:12

Wayne & Mary Lynne, So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. She was a kind, friendly lady who will be dearly missed. take care, Sandra

Message from Chris Gravel2018-10-18 08:47:21

Ferguson family :   was so sad and sorry  to hear of your mothers passing. She was a lovely person, so kind to all she meet.  Our families were good friends, and we shared many happy memmories. Sending Hugs and healing thoughts to all .

Message from Sheila Dawson2018-10-18 05:50:03

To the Ferguson family,

  My deepest condolences on Margaret's passing. I have many memories of much time spent either me and my sisters at your place or you kids across the road at our place. I don't think I ever heard Margaret raise her voice,no matter how many kids were there on top of her own brood, for birthday parties or any event. She was a very special lady, always interested in my family whenever we crossed paths.

Sheila Dawson(Collins)

Message from Joan and John pollard2018-10-17 21:38:43

To the Ferguson Family,, our deepest sympathy in the loss of your wonderful mother. She will be missed by so many. Enjoyed our little visits everytime I ran into her at a Rvilla. Her smile would light up a room and was always so genuinely glad to see you.,,,,so sorry we are away, but  Thinking of you all at this sad time. 

Message from Kathleen (Colling) Bauer2018-10-17 19:37:29

My condolences to Margaret's children,

Your mother was such a kind and thoughtful person toward me, always so gracious and sure to include me in coffee or a luncheon get-together in days past.  She had been a childhood friend of my father (Clarke Colling) and always delighted me with stories of school-day memories. Her life was well lived. She was a lovely lady.

Message from Derrick and Janet Lammers2018-10-17 18:42:13

We are so sorry Carol,Bill and family on the passing of your Mom. We send our condolences and prayers. From Joyce, Steven, Janet and Derrick

Message from Betty Johnson2018-10-17 17:00:56

To Margaret's Family

i knew Margaret through RWTO.  She was a keen member who loved to attend the functions. She recently had her picture and bio on display in the over 90 ninety group at the annual convention.I had the privilege of taking Margaret to the RWTO breakfast in September.  We had a good visit.  She will be missed by all the members of South Bruce RWTO.  My condolences to all of you at this time.


Betty Johnson


Message from Vivien Irwin(Ernie’s wife)2018-10-17 15:41:21

 Sorry to hear about your mother grandmother.I was always made to feel welcome by both the Fergusons and Irwins.

Message from Gayle Shantz2018-10-17 14:25:41

Carol & Bill & family:  

May God keep you and yours in his embrace at this difficult time and may you know that others share in your grief.  From how I have heard you talk about your mom, I know you felt blessed to have had her in your life for as long as you have; still that does not ease your sadness now.  She sounds like she was a lovely woman and she has raised at least one lovely daughter by example.  My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Gayle Shantz (Sprucedale United Church)

Message from Debbie And Art Stanley2018-10-17 14:16:40

Ferguson family. We were saddened to hear of the loss of your dear mother, grandmother and sister. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. 

Message from Claudia Baskerville2018-10-17 12:29:42

My deepest sympathy to the family. Margaret was for many years a member of our Kincardine Library Book Club and was valued for her insightful and thoughtful reviews. A lovely woman.


Message from Gail and Brian Johnson2018-10-17 11:52:46

Sending our deepest condolences in the loss of your Mom and Grandmother. My parents were happy to be her neighbours at RVilla.

Treasure your memories.

Sincerely Gail and Brian Johnson

Message from Pat Emmerton2018-10-17 11:36:33

Margaret was a faithful member of the South Bruce branch of RWTO/OERO. That is how I first met her and over the years, have come to know her as a caring, humble individual. She will be missed.

Message from Tom and Christine Franklin2018-10-16 22:14:19

Such a beautiful lady. Always enjoyed visiting with Margaret.  Our thoughts are with you all as you celebrate her life.

Message from Helen and Dale Orr2018-10-16 20:40:58

My sympathy to the Ferguson family. I've only known Mrs. Ferguson since she moved to RVilla.  She was a remarkable lady and I always enjoyed visiting with her.  She will be missed.  Helen

Message from Sandra & Willard Barnes2018-10-16 19:10:35

Carol& Bill

Our deepest sympathies on the passing of your mother.

We wish you peace & comfort in knowing that she was loved by so many.

Message from Gail and Ron Lotton2018-10-16 18:54:25

So sorry to hear of Margaret's passing, she was a lovely and kind lady.

Message from Jeff Welch2018-10-16 16:03:27


Very sorry to hear about your Mom.