Orma (Hembruff) Ferguson

Born: Tue., Jun. 26, 1928
Died: Wed., Aug. 26, 2020


Private Interment


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In Loving Memory of
Orma Ferguson (née Hembruff)
June 26, 1928 – August 26, 2020.

In loving memory of Orma Ferguson who passed away peacefully at the Manitoulin Centennial Manor.
Loving wife of Russ (predeceased),
Mother to Micheal (predeceased) (Dorothy), Tom (Judy), Stan (Beth), Linda (Steve), David (predeceased).
Grandmother and great-grandmother to many.  
Orma’s life should not be measured in years, months, days, and hours.  Instead, we celebrate a life that was measured by the hundred cups of flour that went into her butter tarts, ginger bread cookies, and squares; the tens of thousands of knits and purls that made up her sweaters, afghans, and socks; and the millions of laughs that she enjoyed while being lovingly teased, as she card-sharped grandchildren at cribbage, and enjoyed a G and T with her friends.  She will be missed by her extended family and friends.
A private celebration of life will be held.  
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you donate to the Manitoulin Centennial Manor Aux or Tree of Lights.

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Rick and Gail Gjos
   Posted Thu August 27, 2020
We both have such good memories of all our visits with Orma over the years. Always encouraging Rick to come for a drink of Scotch . All of the family I am sure have something that she knit for them. She had such great pride in her family and you will all miss her. Hugs and condolences to all of you!

Bill & Cheryl Batman
   Posted Thu August 27, 2020
Ferguson family. Sorry to hear of Orma's passing. You all have such greSt memories. She was so nice to me, when I worked at Tourist Infirmation Booth yrs ago.

Bill & Cheryl

Connie Laidley
   Posted Thu August 27, 2020
Sincere condolences to the Ferguson family.

Laurie stevens
   Posted Thu August 27, 2020
Condolences to the family

Linda May
   Posted Thu August 27, 2020
so sorry for everyone's loss our condolences

Jan E. McMurray
   Posted Thu August 27, 2020
To the entire Ferguson family:
I was very sad to hear of Orma's passing. She was a wonderful lady, I visited with her often when I lived next door in Tom's trailer. Being a new mother I called her for advice more times than I can count, always in a panic of course LOL. Orma was always very calm and talked me through my baby crisis. Thanks to her, I learned that children are tougher and more resilient than we give them credit for. She also helped me with my knitting. She was an amazing woman. RIP Orma, you will be missed!

Murray and Deb Burnett
   Posted Thu August 27, 2020
Our sincere condolences in your loss. Hugs to all

Linda Bowerman
   Posted Thu August 27, 2020
My sincere condolences to the Ferguson Family. Lots of memories of Orma, the first being she was my hospital roommate back in 1967-68 prior to the birth of my first born. Always laughed when we talked about those days and the special gum she gave me to get things started so to speak. Had lots of great visits with her at the Manor prior to Covid days. May all your special memories help you now and in the days ahead.

Doug and Ann Mitchell
   Posted Thu August 27, 2020
Thoughts and prayers with the family of this great lady. She will be missed but left wonderful memories

Susan Allan
   Posted Thu August 27, 2020
My most sincere condolences to the entire Ferguson Family.
Orma was a wonderful friend, mentor and Mother figure to me. We teased each other, laughed hard and simply enjoyed our time together. She often talked about her family with such pride and sheer Love. She would Love the beautiful obituary written for her. You have made her proud again! Orma also spoke of seeing Russ again and all the members of your beautiful family who left this earth too soon. Let’s hope she can bake for them too!
I will miss her greatly.
May your many memories help you through this enormously difficult time.
R.I.P. dear Orma
❤️ Susan Allan


Catherine Joyce
   Posted Fri August 28, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with you Tom.

Dianne Jewell
   Posted Fri August 28, 2020
To the Ferguson families, my most sincere condolences in the passing of Orma . I didn’t know her well . My memories are of Mom playing cards with her and how many nickels she won or lost. That group had a lot of fun . She will be missed .

Dianne Jewell
   Posted Fri August 28, 2020
To the Ferguson families, my most sincere condolences in the passing of Orma . I didn’t know her well . My memories are of Mom playing cards with her and how many nickels she won or lost. That group had a lot of fun . She will be missed .

Jack & Gisele Bolduc
   Posted Fri August 28, 2020
Our deepest sympathies to the family in the loss of your Mother.

William Tofflemire
   Posted Fri August 28, 2020
To the Ferguson Family: so sorry to hear of Orma's passing. Got to know her a bit when I did her lawn mowing. Never could get away without butter tarts or some such thing Yum. She will be really missed by everyone who knew her. Our sincerest condolences.
Bill and Pauline.

Lyn Seed
   Posted Fri August 28, 2020
So very sorry for your loss, we extend our condolences to all the family. Lyn and Marc

Donanne Avery
   Posted Fri August 28, 2020
Dear Stan and Beth and families,
I was so sorry to read of your Mom's passing. Love and prayers to you all, Donanne

Dean & Jean Ramsay
   Posted Fri August 28, 2020
Dean & I would like to extend our sincere condolences to all of Orma's family. She was such a wonderful lady. Loved beating me in cards and put up with Dean's teasing with a laugh and always a witty comeback. I will miss our visits. Love and hugs to all of you.

Grenville & Brenda Green
   Posted Fri August 28, 2020
To the Family of Orma Ferguson
It is with extreme sadness that we learned of the passing of our long time friend Orma Ferguson with whom we enjoyed a very close relationship with her and Russ. Her memory shall hold a special place in our hearts.
Please accept our sincere condolences.

Brenda & Grenville

Edna and Wilberta Leeson
   Posted Fri August 28, 2020
Ferguson Family

Please accept our condolences with the passing of Orma. No matter when you seen her at the Manor, she always was ready for a visit and tell you what she was knitting and for who. May she Rest In Peace.

Doug and Donna Wuksinic
   Posted Sat August 29, 2020
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Orma and would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family. When seeing her at the Manor, she was always happy and ready for a visit. May fond memories of her bring you comfort during this hard time.

Brenda Hallett
   Posted Sat August 29, 2020
Deepest Sympathy to the Hembruff and Ferguson Families
May fond Memories give you comfort and peace

Georgina Lovelace
   Posted Sat August 29, 2020
Thinking of you all at this sorrowful time. She lived a great life and I will never forget all of the laughter and fun I had whenever I was with a Orma. Whether it was cooking, playing cards, etc. Ormas Card money jar never went empty. She will always be remembered by me. Love to you all.

Anne and Bryn Casson
   Posted Mon August 31, 2020
To all the family our sincere condolences. Orma was very supportive and a cheerful guide to me in the first years of working the store in McGregor Bay. She shrewdly managed Ferguson Marine with Russ for so many years and I developed a keen respect for her as well as saw her as a female role model in a male dominated business.

Chris Bousquet
   Posted Wed September 16, 2020
Condolences to the family

Dianne Musgrove
   Posted Fri September 18, 2020
To all the family of Orma, I send my deepest condolences on her passing but I know she was prepared for a long time to go home. She was a wise and funny woman and I enjoyed many a good laugh at the antics of the world, when I worked at the Manor and would stop by her room for a chat. She knew so much about the Island folk and was a constant source of information, she will be missed by all who knew her but she is finally back with the love of her life. May she rest in peace.

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