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FERGUSON, Elsie Gladys

June 8, 1933 — April 6, 2023

On Thursday, April 6, 2023, Elsie Ferguson, at the age of 89, went to be with her Lord, she went peacefully and was surrounded by her family at Lake Country Manor.

Elsie was born on June 8, 1933, to the late Gladys & John Marten in Cypress River, Manitoba on the family farm. She met and married Ken Ferguson, and they raised their family of four children. Elsie & Ken also owned and operated hotels: First in Crystal City, MB; then Miami, MB; and then in Carmen, MB. They retired to Kelowna, BC.

Elsie was a delightful piano player, she played for the likes of birthday parties, during church, and in the hotels.

Elsie was sadly predeceased by her true love, Ken Ferguson. She is remembered by her children, Ben, Derek, Kim, and Greg; her grandchildren, Tuesday, Zoe, Kelsey, Kamara, Laura-Lynn, Brittenay, Kailie, Collin, Lacey, Karlie, and Graydon; as well as by her siblings, Ed, Denis, Lawrence, Gordon, Percy, Horace, Arnold, Evelyn, and Audrey; and stepbrothers Larry, Rick, and Ken.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Agency – Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre for the Southern Interior, www.bccancer.bc.ca.

A Funeral Service will be held on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2023, at 1:00 PM, at SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by Livestream at the time of the service (see below), a recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2023, at 1:00 PM


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The service for FERGUSON, Elsie Gladys is scheduled for WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2023, at 1:00 PM. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Shawn Marten says:

    Our condolences to the Ferguson family. Aunt Elsie was always fun when visiting. I remember during one stay she and I decided the thawing chicken in the sink was doing the breast stroke. We also named it. If any one remember the rules to the “Russian Bank” card game she and Ken would play, I’d appreciate you sharing.
    Correction to the obituary, brother Percy is still alive.

  • Darlene Ritchie (Marten) says:

    Dear Greg, Kim, Derek, Bentley and families,
    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. We have many memories of visits with Ken and Elsie at their hotels and then in Kelowna. My son loved playing the piano and singing with her.
    Our thoughts are with you all.
    Your cousin,

  • Lorraine Jones says:

    Dear Ben, Derek, Kim and Greg,
    Nothing I can say will take away your pain of losing your mother. But you will be in my thoughts and prayers. My condolences for your loss. We have wonderful memories of Auntie Elsie visiting mom and dad, as well as many visits in Kelowna. RIP Auntie Elsie.
    Love Lorraine

  • Ken Ferguson says:

    I’m send my sincere condolences to Greg, Kim, Derek & Ben. I’m sorry that I’m unable to be present for Mom’s service due to dealing with family matters in Lethbridge at this time. I will be joining Mom’s service via streamlining so I can share with you the service. Once I make it back home I plan to take my Wife and I to a piano bar to sip on yummy Ceasars cocktails and to remember and honor Mom in my own way. Mom I think Dad has waited for you long enough to be reunited with his true love of his life. I wish you all peace and love in all or your lives. Sincerely Ken (Ross) xoxo.

  • Alia Anderson says:

    Our conolences, she was a lovely woman.
    Anderson & Crow family.

  • Larry Ferguson says:

    Condolences to the Anderson family on the passing of your mother Elsie. Larry & Kimberley Ferguson and Laura & Lars Baron.

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