FERGUSON, 1925 – 2007 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of John Allan 'Al' Ferguson on Sunday, February 4, 2007, after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. Al was born July 2, 1925 at Vegreville, Alberta. After completing school, he entered the Royal Canadian Army near the end of the Second World War. He moved to Edmonton to attend University and later became involved in the Finance and Insurance Business, a career through which he met his wife, Jean. They were married February 6, 1954 and were transferred to Red Deer in December 1954 to work and raise their family. In 1970, Al and Jean opened their own Insurance Agency appropriately named Ferguson Insurance Services. He was an active member of the Elks Club, the Legion, the United Church, President of the Optimist Club and president of C.L.U. He was also a volunteer driver for the Golden Circle. In 1979, they retired soon after moving to a farm near Markerville, Alberta. It was here that they threw many great parties with friends and family. He also enjoyed playing bridge, crib and golfing. In 1988, they moved back to Red Deer. Allan is survived by his wife and best friend, Jean, three sons; Doug (Pam) of Vernon, British Columbia, Brian of Vancouver, British Columbia and Barry (Cheryl) of Calgary, Alberta, three grandchildren, Theresa, Scott and Luke and two sisters, Frances Glanzer of Calgary, Alberta and Margaret (Arthur) Ziegler of Vegreville, Alberta. A Remembrance Tea will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820 – 45th Street, Red Deer, Alberta on Saturday, February 17, 2007 between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. We thank all the nurses at the Palliative Care Unit of the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre and thank all of Al's friends and acquaintances for making his life in Red Deer so enjoyable and fulfilling. If desired, Memorial Donations in Al's honour may be made directly to a Charity of the donor's choice. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.eventidefuneralchapels.com Service and Cremation Providers: EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPELS 4820 – 45th Street, Red Deer. Phone 347-2222. "DOWNTOWN RED DEER"

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