Roddy Ferguson

Born: Mon., Sep. 25, 1950
Died: Sat., Aug. 31, 2019


Visiting

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Thu., Sep. 05, 2019
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Thu., Sep. 05, 2019
Location: J.M. Jobes Funeral Home


Memorial Mass

10:00 AM Fri., Sep. 06, 2019
Location: Holy Family Church


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Roderick Earle Ferguson
Sydney Mines

Roderick Earle Ferguson, age 68, left this world on Saturday, August 31, 2019, passing away peacefully at home, as he wished, surrounded by his loving family.
Roddy was the son of the late Thomas Roderick and Gladys (Reid) Ferguson.
He enjoyed his life of truck driving, starting at an early age, working alongside his grandfather, the late Bill Ferguson, with Modern city Dairy, eventually taking over the role of driver.
He attended Tractor Trailer Driving School in Debert, and started working with Eastern Transport. After its’ closure, he began working with Irving Oil, first as a broker, then as a tractor trailer driver. It was with Irving Oil he received his 30 year safe driving award.
He was a person who always wanted to learn, and his greatest accomplishment was when he received his High School Diploma with Highest Honours at age 56, after which he then went on to receive his Small Engine Repair, again with Highest Honours.
He enjoyed playing sports, playing baseball with the Northside Alpines, hockey with the Northside Vics, bowling, golfing, hunting and fishing. He was an avid fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Toronto Blue Jays.
Roddy is survived by his wife and best friend Gerladine, son Roddy Jr. (Jody), granddaughter Keslyn, his only sister Peggy (Jack) Ginter, brothers Gary, Donnie (Angie), and Brian (Yolanda), aunts Marion MacBurnie, Elaine (Gary) Smith, Margie Killam, Edna Hilton, uncle Gordie (Lexie) Reid, many nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nieces and nephews, and his extended Carey family.
Besides his parents, Roddy was predeceased by a brother David Wayne in infancy, his first wife Freda MacIntosh, father and mother-in-law Leonard and Catherine Carey, brothers-in-law Michael and Brian Carey and Frank Young, several nieces and nephews, grandparents Bill and Margaret Ferguson, and Fred and Charlotte Reid.
Special thanks to Dr. Peter Poulos and Sarah, the doctors and nursing staff of palliative care, the VON, and Jobes Funeral Home for their compassion and professionalism.
Visitation for Roddy Ferguson will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2019, from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. A memorial service will take place on Friday, at 10 am in Holy Family Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Jim Oliver officiating. A reception will follow in the parish hall. Words of comfort may be forwarded to his family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com

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Ray and Ann Holec
   Posted Tue September 03, 2019
Sorry to hear of Roddie's passing, condolences to all of his family.

Bill Ferguson
   Posted Tue September 03, 2019
Sorry to hear of Roddie's passing.Worked with him at both Modern City Dairy & Estern Transport.I was named after his grandfather.

Mary pero
   Posted Tue September 03, 2019
Dear Peggy and family,I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother,hugs

Ellen(MacLeod)Scott
   Posted Wed September 04, 2019
Dear Gary,
So sorry to read of Roddie passing you are in my thoughts and Prayers.
Ellen(MacLeod)Scott

Clarence Prince
   Posted Wed September 04, 2019
Donnie:
Very sorry to read of Roddie’s passing and I express my sincere sympathy to you and the family.

Jeff Winship
   Posted Wed September 04, 2019
To my long-time golf buddy Roddy (Jr), Jody, Keslyn and the rest of Roddy Sr's family and friends, my deepest condolences to you at this time. Roddy Sr. was the first guy I ever saw "dig in" when addressing a golf ball (a habit from his baseball days I'm sure). I have some very fond memories of playing a round of golf at Highlands Links as a teenager with Roddy Jr and Roddy Sr. Roddy Jr and I have now played the Father's Day Scramble together at Highlands Links for the past 20 years. I hope we are able to continue to make this annual trip and that this special place will always bring back great memories of his father for him. Sorry I could not be there to show my respects in person.

Lauchie McMullin
   Posted Thu September 05, 2019
Dear Geraldine & Family:
My deepest condolences on the passing of Roddy. I have fond memories of him from our younger years. May the Good Lord hold you all in the palm of His hands and may memories of happier times provide you comfort.
Sincerely,
Lauchie

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