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John William Ferguson

October 14, 1951 ~ August 19, 2020 (age 68)


            On August 19, 2020, John William Ferguson, at the age of 68, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Neepawa Hospital after a brief battle with aggressive brain cancer.  

            John is predeceased by his parents, Cecil and Margaret (Muirhead), and son-in-law, Darren Barabanoff. Survived by his wife of 48 years, Sheila (Patterson) and three daughters: Winnie (Colin Winters) and their children Ethen and Skylar; Erin and her children Emily and Zoe (Barabanoff); and Heather Stanley (Darrin) and their children Carson and Rhayne; as well as, many friends and extended family.

            Born October 14, 1951 in Gladstone, MB he spent his life on the farm in the Helston area. John’s biggest move was 15 feet from the old house to the new house which took him 2 years to pack his suitcase.

            John was known for his sense of humour and mischievous practical jokes on his friends, who somehow remained friends even afterwards. He was a fantastic host and enjoyed sharing a laugh and visit with friends and family over a bowl of popcorn. John was also known for his meticulous farming - if you’re going to do it, do it right.

            We’d like to thank all the wonderful caring medical staff that provided support throughout his journey.

            Respecting John’s wishes a private family interment will occur at a later date. If people choose, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.

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Private Family Service


Canadian Cancer Society
193 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2B7,

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