Obituaries

Edward Charles Ferguson

15/07/1954 - 23/05/2021

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Obituary For Edward Charles Ferguson

July 15, 1954 – May 23, 2021

With heavy hearts we mournfully announce the passing of Edward Charles Ferguson. Born on July 15, 1954, Edward passed away on May 23, 2021 in Grande Prairie, Alberta at the age of 66.

Edward, nicknamed “Joker”, was a funny, outgoing, and determined man who kept his family and especially his grandchildren at the center of his world. He was involved in many community programs throughout his life including serving as a board member and a part of the presidency at the Grande Prairie Friendship Centre for many years. Edward was also recognized as an Indigenous Storyteller with the Grande Prairie Heritage Museum and with many local schools.

Edward’s faith was a large part of his life and he was transformed when he found the Lord. He served as a local minister and pastor for over 30 years, dedicating his time and effort to reach out to people and help those in need.

He loved to hunt, fish, play pool with the local seniors, play guitar, sing gospel music, and at family gatherings he always had a way of making everyone laugh. Edward was a giving and caring husband, father, grandfather, father-in-law, and a great friend.

He will be deeply missed.

Edward is survived by his wife Margaret; his son Kenneth and granddaughter Naomi; his son Ricky; his daughter Marlene and grandchildren Dave, Naomi, and Josh; his daughter Agnes and grandchildren Jen, Celine, Cory, and Ashteon; his daughter Donna (Art) and grandchildren James and April; his daughter Violet and grandchildren Chris, Matthew, Kristen, and Krystal; his daughter Brittany and grandchildren Tanisha, Ava, Page, Brooklyn, Kingsley, Brysen, Amaira, and Aislyn, his daughter Brenda and grandchildren Nicole and Shawn; his brothers Leo (Alma), Donald, Rodrick, and Hubert (Doris); his sister Louise; as well as many great-grandchildren that he deeply loved and cherished, nephews, nieces, and extended family.

He was predeceased by his grandson Nathaniel “Nate”, and his great-grandson Kayden.

A viewing will take place on Monday, May 31, 2021 from 7-9pm at Bear Creek Funeral Home (11802 99 Avenue, Grande Prairie). Please call 780-830-7742 to reserve a time slot.

A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 12:00pm at Bear Creek Funeral Home. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, attendance is limited to invitation only.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780-830-7742 www.bearcreekfuneral.com

Services

31

May

Visitation

07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Bear Creek Funeral Home
11802 99 Ave
Grande Prairie, AB T8W 0C7

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1

Jun

Service

12:00 PM

Bear Creek Funeral Home
11802 99 Ave
Grande Prairie, AB T8W 0C7

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  • So sorry to read of Edwards passing. He was one of my favourite customers at the Licence Centre. A true gentleman

  • My Condolences to Edward's family, also known to us as "Joker". We grew up together in Keg River, Joker was a younger cousin, but he loved to tease. I don't remember a time, if ever, to see Joker without a smile, always laughing, the infectious laugh. Doreen Chow

  • My sincere condolences to Jokers family. He was such a good humble man. My late mother could always count on him to be a friend. I am internally grateful for his generosity and faith he brought to my family and to community. Prayers

  • sorry for your loss

  • Sending prayers and condolences from the St.Pierre Ferguson cousins, which includes the families of my aunties (Dewinter, Christopherson and Gwin) from Spirit River/Rycroft. May our cousin be enveloped in the loving arms of our family who have passed over and be forever protected in the heart of our Saviour. RIP ❤️

  • My sincere condolences to Margaret & Family , It was nice to have crossed your paths in gospel tent meetings here in Sturgeon Lake . You are now in glory land with the Lord . Rest In Peace Edward 🌹🙏🌹

  • Sincere sympathy to Edwards Family from all of us at the Elders Caring Shelter. We will miss Edwards visits, prayers, guitar and music, his humour, his kindness, his dancing in and his smiling face. He has been a good friend to our people throughout the years. An absolutely honorable Man!! Love and prayers to his wife and family. Rest in peace dear friend

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