FERGUSSON, Allan Arthur - (March 27, 1927 - February 8, 2018) - On February 8, 2018, Allan Arthur Fergusson passed away in Oakville with family by his side.
Allan was predeceased by his loving wife Jean Finlayson in 2012. Allan was the beloved father of Jane (Greg), Marjorie (Christopher), and Catherine (Michael) and cherished grandfather of Mira, Konrad, Kate and James.
He is survived by his brother Norman (Isabel) Fergusson and predeceased by his brothers Layton, Bruce, Donald, and Hughes, and his sisters Dorothy and Hildred.
Allan was born in Port Morien, Cape Breton, on March 27, 1927—the youngest of eight children. Allan graduated from Dalhousie University with a BSc and Nova Scotia Tech with a BEng. He enjoyed sports and played basketball at Nova Scotia Tech.
As a professional engineer, he worked in places as varied as Newfoundland, Bolivia, and Inuvik. He was an avid genealogist, learned Gaelic, and loved to play Bridge. He also loved Cape Breton, and every summer he would make the trip down to stay at the family cabin that was on the same bay as his childhood home. Time spent with his children and grandchildren was incredibly important to him, and to them.
Sincere thanks to Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital for their excellent care over the past two weeks.
Friends and family are invited to Walton Memorial United Church, 2489 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, for a memorial service on Monday, February 12, at 1 p.m.
An interment will take place in August at Black Brook Cemetery in Cape Breton.
In memory of Allan, donations can be made to the Palliative Care Unit at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital or Walton Memorial United Church. Arrangements entrusted with Kopriva Taylor funeral home, Oakville.