FERGUSON – Ruth Irene Ferguson


    Ferguson – On November 18, 2021, Ruth Irene Ferguson, loving wife and mother, passed away in Brooks at the age of 80. Ruth was born in Cardston, Alberta on December 16, 1940. She grew up in Del Bonita on the family farm where she excelled in 4-H, winning several Grand Champions. She started her nursing career in Calgary and moved to Cardston, where she met Roy. They were married November 1, 1963. Ruth and Roy lived in Cardston, Foremost, Bow Island, and Brooks, where they retired. Ruth was very artistic she enjoyed (and mastered) many different crafts. She taught ceramics, painted, and even made flies for fly-fishing. She loved camping and fishing in the backcountry of the Alberta Rockies. Some of her and Roy’s best memories are from camping with friends up at Dutch Creek. Ruth was also an avid golfer. She and Roy spent many an afternoon at a variety of courses in southern Alberta. Ruth is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Roy; her son Garnet; daughter Jacquie (Rob); granddaughters, Kaitlyn (Michael), and Kourtney (Jeff); grandson Cole; and great granddaughters, Kalista, Waverly, and Kamille. She also leaves behind her sister Janet, and sisters-in-law Barb, Kaye, Ruth, and Marj as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Glen and Grace Powlesland; her in-laws Daisy and Dave Ferguson; her brother Bernie Powlesland; brothers-in-law Art, Scotty, David, and Richard. Ruth was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Her passing leaves a hole in our hearts and she will be missed dearly. There will be no funeral by request. Ruth’s ashes will be scattered at a later date.

    Cremation is entrusted to and conducted by

    Smith Funeral Home Ltd. and Crematorium, Brooks


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