FERGUSON – Mamie Marie Ferguson passed away in Bassano on August 6th, 1998 at the age of 93 years.
Born in Alma, Nebraska on February 2nd, 1905 Mamie met her late husband Dale in Hollyoke, Colorado and together they came to the Countess district where they lived and farmed until his death on March 29th, 1964. Mamie continued to live on the farm with her son and family until moving into the Playfair Lodge, Bassano.
She will always be remembered for her sense of humour, patience and positive outlook. Mamie was an original member of the Pioneer Damsiters Club.
She was predeceased by her parents, 9 brothers and 3 sisters; daughter Louise Edwards; son Kenneth and son-in-law Laurence Nerland.
She will be sadly missed by her daughter Rozella (John) Pietz; daughter-in-law Margaret Ferguson; son-in-law Harvey Edwards; grandchildren Donna Kilcup, Gordon (Gerry) Ferguson, Dennis (Jennifer) Nerland, Ronald (MaryLynn Nerland), Narin (Carol) Nerland, Arlene (Cliff) Shorrock and Byron (Colleen) Edwards; great-grandchildren Sherri and Cody Kilcup, Dallas and Stacey Ferguson, Robert, Stephen, Emily, Richard, Nanette, James, Adam, Elizabeth, Dale and Mark Nerland, Scott, Darren and Jacob Shorrock and .a very good friend Gertie Standish.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11th from Knox Presbyterian Church, Bassano. Rev. Fiona Wilkinson officiated.
Active pallbearers were Walter Nasse, Ross Hall, John Cormack, Len Meyer, Jim Kirwan and Will Schapp.
Interment followed at the Bassano Cemetery. In memory of Mamie memorial tributes may be made to either Bassano Ambulance Fund or Bassano Health Centre, Box 120, Bassano, AB. TOJ OBO or the Bassano Cemetery Fund, Box 299, Bassano, AB. TOJ OBO. Arrangements in care of Smith Funeral Home Ltd. Telephone 362-