Spr Colin Patrick “Fergy” Ferguson (Ret'd)

    •  Spr Colin Patrick “Fergy” Ferguson (Ret'd)
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    •  Spr Colin Patrick “Fergy” Ferguson (Ret'd)

    We regret to advise of the death of Sapper Colin Patrick “Fergy” Ferguson, suddenly on 27 August 2020 in Wolfville NS at age 47.

    Colin was born in Halifax NS. After graduating from St. Michael Catholic Secondary School in Stratford, he attended Lakehead University to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He joined the Army Reserves with The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment while at university. Colin then moved to Wainwright AB where he spent several years working as an instructor and playing ‘enemy force’ for the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Battle School.

    Colin joined the Regular Force in 1998 as a Canadian Military Engineer. After completing his basic combat engineer training at Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering in Canadian Forces Base Gagetown NB, he was posted to 1 Combat Engineer Regiment in Edmonton AB. "Fergy," as his fellow sappers called him, deployed to Kosovo in 1999 as part of Operation KINETIC as a section driver where he cleared mines and constructed camps and roads.

    Colin retired from the Canadian Forces in 2001 to pursue his dream of becoming a winemaker. He worked in in the Bordeaux region in France at Chateau Tifayne before completing the Winery and Viticulture Technician Program at Niagara College. After graduation, he went on to work at several wineries in the Niagara region, notably Lailey Vineyards. Colin's passion for cycling inspired him to shift careers and he launched Niagara Community Bikes with the objective of making bikes more accessible. He loved to cycle, run and kayak and influenced many in his life to follow his lead and get active.

    Colin's Scottish heritage was important to him. He wore his Ferguson tartan kilt with pride and tattooed the Ferguson clan crest on his chest.  He was a proud member of the Stratford Masonic Lodge

    In Memoriam donations can be made to Soldier On Canada, a charity that helps veterans and was near and dear to his heart or to any branch of the Royal Canadian Legion An internment ceremony is planned for summer 2021. Online condolences can be sent to the funeral home.