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April 11, 2020

Robert (Bob) Connely Ferguson of Kincardine, died peacefully at home, with family and friends by his side, Saturday, April 11, 2020. He was 90. Left to mourn his passing are his beloved wife of 65 years, Shirley (Roberts) Ferguson; his life’s greatest achievements, daughter Kerri (Chris “Patsy” Patacairk); and grandson Zackary (“Zack”). Also survived by his brothers-in-law, Bob and Lee Roberts of Sarnia; nephews and nieces and their families; and many friends. He was predeceased by two infant sons, three brothers and six sisters. Bob will be missed by his family, friends and the community. One of his passions was Big Brothers of Canada, and as a “Big” in Sarnia, he earned “Big Brother of the Year.” He continued this passion locally and was one of the founders of the Kincardine Big Brothers. He was also a founding member of the Kincardine Probus Club. Summer was his favourite time of year and brought with it the annual Kincardine Scottish Festival which he was part of for many years. Most Saturday nights, you would find him on the front porch listening to the bagpipes with offers of a drink to anyone passing by. He was a favourite of his daughter’s many friends who nicknamed him “Boober” many years ago and he still has that nickname today. Bob was so grateful for the wonderful care he received over the past two years, and the offers of help from so many friends. Special thanks to Dr. Lisa Denobriga and Dr. Damian Gunaratne, Amy Fry of MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home in Ripley, the VON, Care Partners (who were the most professional and caring women), our Knox Presbyterian Church family, and our many friends and family. Due to the COVID 19 restrictions, a celebration of Bob’s Life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to Knox Presbyterian Church in Kincardine, the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Kincardine and District, or Care Partners Grey Bruce, would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be made on-line at